Nicole received her BA in Sociology specializing in Applied Clinical and Diversity from Saint Leo University. She received her MS in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of New Hampshire. Nicole grew up in Maine and joined the Navy after one semester of college. In her field, she was trained by and worked closely with people from around the world. She cherishes the experience of working with a diverse group of people and all that they taught her. Nicole has experience working with individuals and couples. Her focus is on emotional health, relationships, strengths, collaboration, safety, and paying attention to client needs. Her speciality is relational and individual work to help clients improve their emotional well-being, relationships, and manage stressful life events.
Nicole integrates theories into a home base of Family Systems Theory. She uses Structural Family Therapy and Emotionally Focused Therapy to address the relationships in a client’s life and how those relationships are structured. Nicole utilizes Experiential Therapy, in particular Virginia Satir, to empower clients. She keeps in mind the aspect of biopsychosocial by using the Polyvagal Theory to help clients understand the connection between their emotions, body, and actions. Clinical areas of interest include families, couples, anxiety, managing emotions, depression, men’s issues, pregnancy and postpartum, trauma, and substance use.