Nicola Pierre-Smith


Nicola Pierre-Smith


Professions: Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Professional Counselor - PC008047


1518 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102

My Approach to Helping

I help women learn to communicate their needs, express emotions, and overcome shame. If you feel stuck in old habits, often mistrust others’ motives, and struggle to set boundaries with family and romantic partners, you and I may have a good therapist-client match. I will take into consideration your culture as an important factor to guide our work together. My collaborative approach helps clients manage anxiety and stress, mood changes, relationship conflicts, identity and gender issues, as well as life transitions and traumatic life experiences. I am competent in many treatment approaches and trained in EMDR, and will always include your input to make a decision on the best approach for your therapy.

More Info About My Practice

I am also accepting supervisees who are interested in a relational and trauma-informed supervision model.

If you are a Person of Color and still hesitant about therapy or unsure where to start, a consultation call could help you with your decision.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    LGBTQ Ally
    People of Color

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Identity Issues
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Women's Issues
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
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