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
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Highmark
Fees: $125
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


1518 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102

My Approach to Helping

I help Black and People of Color learn to communicate their needs, express emotions, and overcome shame that is associated with asking for help. 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. The intersections of your identity are important, and will be treated as such in our therapy sessions. My clients typically get relief from issues such as anxiety and stress, mood changes, relationship and family of origin conflicts, identity and gender issues, as well as life transitions. I also help people who have experienced traumatic life experiences feel safer in their body and every day life. Though I am trained in EMDR, which is an evidence based approach for treating trauma, a decision will not be made for a therapy approach without your input. I will work collaboratively with you to make decisions 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 identify as Black or Person of Color or this is your first time seeking therapy, and you still are unsure where to start, a free consultation call with me could helpful to you.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Black and 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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