Nicole currently holds an MA in Couple and Family Therapy from the Adler School of Professional Psychology (now Adler University) and an MEd in Human Sexuality Studies from Widener University. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist in the states of Illinois and Pennsylvania and is currently working on her dissertation to obtain her PhD in Human Sexuality Studies at Widener University.
Nicole has experience working with individuals, couples and families. She currently works with clients age 18 and up. She is trauma informed in her practice and is trained to work with monogamous and consensually non-monogamous relationships, all facets of sex and sexuality, many DSM V diagnoses, and to provide premarital counseling.
Nicole believes that clients are the experts when it comes to their lives. This means that clients have their own standards for what is deemed mentally, emotionally and physically healthy; the ultimate goal being to live as happily and authentically as possible. Nicole comes from a holistic lens and pulls from various practices and theoretical frameworks to best meet her clients' needs. She expects clients to share their thoughts on what they want their lives, relationships, and behavior to look like. She will work with clients to challenge maladaptive narratives that keep them stuck and build upon clients' strengths, working collaboratively with clients to move them towards these goals.
Nicole offers both in person and telehealth services to accommodate the needs of her clients in both states in which she holds licenses.