Meet Nicole, a psychotherapist, former paralegal, social worker, mother of three, and extrovert who laughs too loud.
Clinical Social Worker in ,
Most clients who see me present with some form of anxiety. Through years of experience and training I have been able to help clients rid their anxiety for good using contemporary techniques that not all therapist use, including coping skills for how to deal with your anxiety right now, and long term work towards identifying what is at the heart of your worries.
While my formal education provides the authority to practice psychotherapy, I draw upon my own experience as a mother of three, aged baby to teen, two biological and one adopted, and all of the real-world education parenting brings. My approach to parenting is that there are no perfect solutions, but there are things that help—most of which include laughing along the way.
As an adoptive mother, former foster parent, former child protection caseworker, former paralegal, and school social worker, I bring many perspectives and areas of expertise to work with individuals involved in the foster care system. I have a concentration in Child Welfare and hundreds of hours of ongoing education in the field. I love to foster parents, foster children and others looking for support from someone who gets it.
Being a trauma-informed provider is my number one treatment orientation above all. I believe that therapists can cause more harm than benefit without formal trauma training.
CBT is the most widely accepted and used treatment modality within the US. As an evidence-based practice with immense amounts of studies to back it, this is a primary treatment modality I use in my practice.
I have attended a DBT training through the Colorado Department of Education and continue to self-study the modality. I find that DBT works with many of my clients who are resistant to CBT.