Nicole is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a qualified supervisor in the state of Florida with 15 years’ experience providing mental health and addiction treatment services. Nicole specializes in providing trauma therapy to professionals, executives, and entrepreneurs.
Nicole received her Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of St. Thomas/St. Catherine University School of Social Work.
Nicole is credentialed as a certified EMDR trauma therapist through EMDRIA, the International Association of mental health professionals that sets the standards for best practices and integrity in EMDR therapy. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma.
Nicole has experience in treating a broad spectrum of mental health concerns including trauma-specific issues, personality disorders (Narcissistic and Borderline Personality), anxiety, and depressive disorders (e.g., social anxiety, OCD, phobias, PTSD, panic disorder, generalized anxiety), substance use disorder and compulsive behaviors.
Studies have repeatedly shown that the single most important factor in predicting successful treatment outcomes is the relationship between therapist and patient. With that said, Nicole believes in building rapport, safety, and collaboration with her patients. She draws from therapeutic strategies grounded in cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and trauma-focused modalities based on the specific needs of the patient.
Nicole believes strongly in providing treatment that is practical, goal-directed, skills-based, and insight-building. Through her compassionate treatment style and non-judgmental environment, she creates a safe place where patients can express their truth, be heard, and harness their strengths in order to create lasting, significant change in their lives.
Nicole is passionate about assisting her patients in finding balance and freedom in all aspects of their lives including career, relationships, and personal fulfillment. She is dedicated to helping individuals who are struggling with stress, relationships, and those seeking to change challenging life patterns.
Employing a direct and driven approach to therapy, Nicole focuses on goal-based counseling that empowers her patients to create change in their own lives. She works collaboratively with her patients to identify what success means to them in an open, safe, and understanding environment. Depending on her patient’s goals, Nicole can work collaboratively and practice both therapy and coaching, providing both emotional support and actionable guidance.