Nicole Ridout, Psy.D.

Nicole Ridout, Psy.D.

Professions: Psychotherapy, Counseling, Counseling Psychology
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: PSY - 26431
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 23679
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Office 1
300 Brannan St
Suite 204
San Francisco, California 94107 - United States
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Office 2
2019 17th Street
San Francisco, California 94103 - United States
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I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

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I am passionate about helping others become their best selves by making positive changes in their lives. Life obstacles and challenges are inevitable, and the support and guidance of a warm, experienced, and nonjudgmental therapist can be very helpful. The goal of my work is to create a safe, supportive, and collaborative environment in which individuals can gain insight and feel empowered to make lasting changes and live a more satisfying life. The decision to pursue therapy takes awareness and courage, and it can be difficult to find a therapist that you can trust. Feel free to explore my website and call for a free consultation in order to determine if we are a good fit.

Email or Call Nicole Ridout, Psy.D. at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 23679

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I have training and experience working with a wide range of concerns, including anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, family of origin issues, low self-esteem, perfectionism, women's issues, and trauma. My specialization is in issues of young adulthood, university student concerns, transitional/adjustment difficulties, stress management, and performance-related concerns. I have extensive experience providing counseling and psychological services to undergraduate and graduate students, and have worked at Stanford University, UCSF, Sonoma State University, CSU San Marcos, and University of San Diego counseling centers. Stressful environments, such as school or work, often involve high performance demands and require the juggling of several roles and responsibilities. Therapy can help you meet your life goals and enable you to lead a healthier, more balanced life.

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

I often hear the belief that pursing therapy means that one is "weak" or "flawed" in some way. However, every person faces life challenges and it takes a great deal of courage to examine your life and the issues that may be holding you back. Often times, in order to move forward you must understand the things that may be keeping you stagnate or stuck. Having a safe, confidential space to explore your true self can lead to greater self-awareness and an ability to move past mental blocks. In fact, it is extremely challenging to reach your highest potential if you lack self-awareness. Change can be scary. Face your fears and start working toward your best life now.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Coaching
  • Consultation

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Career Choice
  • Communication Problems
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Perfectionism
  • Power
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Person Centered / Rogerian
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Sport / Fitness Psychology

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