Nicole is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in North Carolina, having earned her Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from East Carolina University.
Nicole has a range of experience working with individuals, couples, and families in a variety of treatment settings. She completed her clinical internship with the Duke Cancer Patient Support Program, working to support adult cancer patients and their families through the challenge of treatment. After completing her graduate degree, Nicole worked in community mental health agencies providing clinical assessment, outpatient and intensive in-home services to families and individuals with a variety of presenting issues. She has had continuing education and training in the areas of parenting skills development, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
As a marriage and family therapist, Nicole believes wholeheartedly that families and relationships are essential contexts for understanding behavior and also powerful mechanisms of change. She has seen firsthand that children and adolescents especially benefit from having their families involved alongside them in therapy. Nicole enjoys working with adolescents in particular, believing in the power of a therapeutic relationship based in authenticity, egalitarianism, and humor. She finds that considerable strides can be made toward real, lasting change when therapist and patient are able to interact first and foremost as human beings.