Nicole Kanke

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Nicole Kanke

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Telehealth Available
Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - 94241
Billing and Insurance:
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


Salinas, California 93906
Castroville, California 95012

My Approach to Helping

I vividly remember the first time I used and the first time I reached out to a therapist. I was filled with despair, intense fear, shame, and insecurity but had no consciousness of these emotions. I was so disconnected from my body and my spirit. My thoughts were racing and I was stuck in patterns of self-sabotage and harmful coping mechanisms. It took everything out of me to make eye contact with another person as I began to speak about these patterns. I will never forget the compassion I experienced from my first therapist as she held sacred space for me to begin this process. I hold this memory as a strong guide in my work on the other end of the couch working as a clinician today.

My clinical work is trauma-focused, specifically working with those who are experiencing mental health symptoms associated with exposure to childhood trauma, sexual abuse, domestic violence, narcissistic abuse, and traumatic loss. My work as a clinician also centers around helping those who are experiencing issues related to anxiety, depression, divorce, substance abuse, sexual orientation, and gender identity. I strive to maintain compassion, understanding, and safety while utilizing trauma-focused therapy, cognitive processing therapy, and psychodynamic modalities of treatment,

I hope you decide to take this first step towards self-awareness.

Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

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