Nicole is an independently Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). She earned her Master’s degree in mental health counseling with a concentration in forensics in 2014. She interned at the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections, working with delinquent and high-risk youth. Following her internship in 2015, the department hired Nicole as a full-time psychology associate, then promoted her to Mental Health Team Coordinator. In 2020, she transitioned from the public sector to community private practice.
Throughout her career, she has gained experience in working with children, adolescents, adults, and families who had substance use issues, personality disorders, sexual deviant behaviors, trauma, suicidal ideations and self-harming behavior, victims of sex trafficking, conduct disorders, mood disorders, and a variety of other presenting issues. She has also received certifications and training in de-escalation techniques, suicide prevention, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), 7 Challenges substance abuse program, aggression and replacement training (ART), and sex trafficking and recovery (STAR).
Her primary focus in treatment includes depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, adjusting to life changes as well as a variety of presenting issues. In therapy, she utilizes a person-centered approach in a non-judgmental environment to help navigate through life’s challenges, as well as a DBT approach to encourage, support, and teach skills and other coping techniques.