Masters: Clinical Psychology- Bellevue University, Bellevue NE
Masters: Human Resources/MBA- Colorado Technical University
Bachelors: Addiction Studies- Minot State University- Minot, ND
LPC-MH, LPCC, LAC, QMHP
Edit- Specializing in Eating Disorders and body Dysmorphia.
Certified Trauma Therapist (CCTP)- International Trauma Training Institute
I am compassionate, empathetic and understanding. I believe that each individual is unique and that there is no one size fits all in mental health. Thus, I firmly believe in a person-centered/individualized approach. I believe the best outcomes are for the therapist and individual to work as a team. My goal is to walk along side my clients, honor their feelings- help them heal and be able to create the life they desire. Unfortunately, sometimes life throws curve balls at us that causes pain and brings us to life spaces in which we never probably thought we would ever find self. I feel negative emotions, like anxiety/depression has a way of clouding our vision where it's easy to get lost and loose direction.
I have been blessed to have had the opportunities to work with individuals, families and couples in a variety of different settings. I have experience working with individuals inpatient, outpatient as well as in the institutional and correctional setting. I also have experience working with a diversified population of people from various ethnic backgrounds. I specialize in working with those who struggle with eating disorders, body dysmorphia, depression, anxiety, life transitions, adjustment and addictions.
It takes a lot of courage to reach out for help and work on change. I am glad you decided to take that step and I am ready to plant footsteps beside you through this journey.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coaching, Abandonment, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
SD LPC-MH 20354
WY LPC LPC-1403
MN LPCC 2548
Always has insight & kindness for helping me.
Written on Mar 25, 2022 after therapy with Nicole for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning grief, eating disorders, and self esteem
I have Issues with ADHD it was leading to a lot of anxiety, Nicole has really supported me help me get clarity on some issues and redirect towards my goals when I get a little off course. This is help my anxiety so much. I can’t say enough good things.
Written on Feb 04, 2022 after therapy with Nicole for 11 months on issues concerning career difficulties
Nicole is a amazing counselor she has alot of great techniques to help. When we talk I always hang up feeling better. She is a caring lovely person. I am so happy I have her as a counselor.
Written on Jul 20, 2021 after therapy with Nicole for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and self esteem
I really appreciate Nicole as I feel she does an amazing job of listening and really understanding me and my main concerns. I feel like I’m listened to and supported, and it helps me understand myself hearing it from her perspective and feedback. She responds in a timely manner, and she is so very kind and caring.
Written on Jul 20, 2021 after therapy with Nicole for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse
Nicole has been consistently timely helpful and understanding. She listens to what I am saying
Written on Mar 16, 2021 after therapy with Nicole for 3 months
I feel like she did a good job she really listened to me she was giving me the tools that I needed to cope with what was going on in my life
Written on Mar 04, 2021 after therapy with Nicole for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, grief, anger management, and coping with life changes