Nicole Woolf

MAEd, MSW, ACSW

Nicole Woolf

MAEd, MSW, ACSW

Professions: Psychotherapist, Social Worker
License Status: I'm a registered professional.
Primary Credential: Associate Clinical Social Worker
Billing and Insurance:

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

Fees: $175 with limited sliding scale appointments available.
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability

Offices

566 South San Vicente Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90048

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My Approach to Helping

“Time is an illusion,” said Einstein. You know this all too well as you need 27 hours to take care of your family that is sick, disabled or has special needs, work and personal obligations. Your so overwhelmed that you have given up most, if not all, of yourself and now on you're on autopilot to deal with daily life. You're numb, angry, tired. You have a hard time seeing the good in the choices you were forced to make. Fortunately, there are ways to regain control over your life and I can help assist you.

I specialize in working with overwhelmed, exhausted and numb family caregivers. We will work on identifying, anticipating and managing emotions while developing coping skills. The sacrifices that you have to make to ensure that you family member is taken care of is both universal and unique to you.

You can find time for yourself in your hectic life of competing obligations. It can be in the form of therapy with me since our time is really your time. It is time to take care of yourself. I can be reached through phone, text or my website and provide a free 30 minute consultation.

More Info About My Practice

I am a Registered Associate Clinical Social Worker employed and supervised by Ken Howard, LCSW, #LCS18290

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

Specialization: Life Transition

Life transitions take shape in many ways, from losing jobs to preparing for the eventual passing away
of a loved one. I specialize in working with family members that are in the middle of a life transition, often in the form of a caregiving positions (ie: parent of a child with special needs, adult child of a parent with Dementia, a partner of someone who had a stroke) and are experiencing anxiety, depression and burnout. I help you explore your expectations of yourself, your family members and other stressers while developing new expectations and practicing coping and communication skills.

Specialization: Judaism

Judaism is an amazing religion and culture but it can cause turmoil within a person. It can deeply influence our family, upbringing and daily lives, which can cause spoken and unspoken expectations and conflicts. Our work together can define those expectations and conflicts you are experiencing and help alleviate your anxiety and depression. Our work may involve creating boundaries and practicing communication skills.

My Role as a Therapist

I provide you with a safe, nonjudgemental, conversational atmosphere for you to work through your
frustrations and sadness.We will use your strengths to regain a new sense of self while growing skills like defining and upholding personal boundaries, communication skills and time management. I appreciate your feedback on sessions and will attempt to utilize it to make future ones better.

Services I Provide

  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Parents of children with special needs
    Parents of youth with special needs
    Parents of children with disabilities
    Parent of youth with disabilities
    Parents of children with illnesses
    Parents of youth with illnesses
    Partners of those with special needs
    Partners of those with disabilities
    Partners of those with illnesses
    Adult children of elderly parents
    Adult children of elderly parents with special needs
    Adult children of elderly parents with disabilities
    Adult children of elderly parents with illnesses

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Behaviorism
  • Bipolar
  • Cancer
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Disability
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Parenting
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • School issues
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Shame
  • Stress
  • Terminal Illness
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Values Clarification
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
  • Art Therapy
  • Bibliotherapy
  • Breathwork
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Collaborative Therapy
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychoanalysis / Modern Psychoanalysis
  • Reminiscence Therapy
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
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