Nicole is a neurodivergent-affirming counselor who takes an eclectic approach in counseling. She believes a person's journey through life is individual and personal; therefore, her approach is client centered. Nicole finds utilizing strategies from CBT, DBT, and solution-centered therapy to be helpful during sessions. She also enjoys incorporating art, bibliotherapy and therapeutic play when it fits the interests and needs of her clients.
Nicole earned her BS in Special Education at UW- Whitewater in 2004, and her MS in Professional Counseling at Concordia University in 2012. With 18 years serving as a special education teacher, Nicole has seen how mental health impacts not only school, but everyday life and well being. She has had the pleasure to serve families and students in the elementary middle and high school levels throughout her career. She has experience teaching in both face to face and fully virtual schools. Nicole has counseled and worked with teens and youth facing homelessness and mental illness. She also worked at CBRFs,(Community Based Residential Facilities) which served adult residents needing daily living support for various reasons.
Treatment Specialties: Autism, ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Self-esteem, LGBTQ+, Executive Functioning, School/Educational needs/issues and the IEP process, working with kids, teens and young adults.
Currently accepting new patients