My Approach to Helping
My name is Nicole and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) in the State of Texas. I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Louisiana State University in Shreveport in 2004 and earned a Master of Arts degree in Community Counseling from The University of Texas-San Antonio in 2012. I specialize in working with individuals ages 13+, and y primary specialty areas include the following: Personality Disorders (e.g., Borderline Personality DO), Mood Disorders (including Depression, Bipolar & Related Disorders), Anxiety Disorders, Trauma & Stressor-Related Disorders (including PTSD), Dissociative Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive & Related Disorders, Impulse Control & Conduct Disorders, Adjustment Disorders, Chemical Dependency, and other disorders related to difficulties with mood and emotional instability. I have extensive experience working with adolescents and adults diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders, the LGBTQIA community (including sexual orientation, gender, questioning, and so forth), anger management, conflict resolution, bereavement, and co-dependency. My counseling style is best described as individualized to meet the needs of each client through the use of eclectic techniques from different theories of counseling to promote emotional well-being for each client. Preferred treatment modalities include Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Person-Centered Therapy (PCT), and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) to help clients overcome personal difficulties.