I am a Social Worker licensed in Michigan with over 17 years of experience working in the hospital setting as well as in homecare, hospice, palliative care, brain injury and schools. I have enjoyed working with clients individually as well as in groups in addition to providing continuing education to professionals and other workshops and supportive resources to community members. I have worked with clients of all ages with a variety of concerns including challenges associated with ADHD, Autism, Learning and other Disabilities as well as clients struggling with Anxiety, Depression and other mental health diagnoses. Additionally, I have worked with many people who have experienced physical and/or emotional trauma or abuse and those that have struggled with substance abuse.
My therapeutic style is warm and interactive. My approach combines a variety of methods including the use of mindfulness strategies, cognitive behavioral and mind-body techniques as a few examples, based on your personality, needs and goals. Our conversations and your treatment plan will be tailored to meet your unique needs. We will work toward identifying and utilizing your personal strengths to their maximum potential and improving any areas that may benefit from additional practice and support. I work with my clients to help identify the ways in which these challenges can impact communication, family and relationships, and when appropriate, focus on strategies and tools that positively impact communication and help improve relationships as well.
It can be very difficult to take the first steps to make adjustments in our lives that move us toward the positive changes we would like to see. I am looking forward to working with you on this journey!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
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Nicole has been a great support in my mental health journey. She understands my needs and makes sure I have the tools to stay healthy.
Written on Mar 06, 2023 after therapy with Nicole for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning depression, self esteem, and adhd
Written on Mar 08, 2022 after therapy with Nicole for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigu
Nicole is caring and compassionate. She really listens and offers practical advice and encouragement while helping me work on my goals. I feel she has truly helped me and continues to do so week after week. I highly recommend her.
Written on Feb 06, 2022 after therapy with Nicole for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
Nicole is very helpful, she listens and understands and offers help in all ways she can.
Written on Sep 03, 2021 after therapy with Nicole for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and coping with life changes
She's understanding calm and helpful
Written on Jun 30, 2021 after therapy with Nicole for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and bipolar disorder
I feel very encouraged to talk openly and am listened to-- which is wonderful. Not only that, Nicole gives me great exercises and helps me reframe my unhealthy ways of thinking in a safe, non-judgmental manner. Navigating trauma is hard, but with each step, Nicole makes it feel more manageable!
Written on May 14, 2021 after therapy with Nicole for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and compassion fatigue