Nicole has been practicing individual and family counseling for over 20 years and is a Certified Trauma Specialist.
Nicole has been practicing Psychotherapy in PA for over 20 years. She believes Therapy can benefit everyone. Allowing yourself to talk to an unbiased, trained professional is a healthy part of your overall wellness. She is trained in EMDR for trauma.
Nicole treats Adolescents through Adults in the areas of:
- Healing from Trauma
- Problems with relationships
- Anger Coping Strategies
- Rational Thinking Strategies
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Sessions, which are typically weekly, are customized as needed based on an initial clinical consultation and your goals as you progress.
Nicole has worked as the Clinical Director at two residential facilities for youth, has provided clinical supervision and training for new therapists, and also works as a Clinical Consultant for Adams County Children and Youth Services. Over the years, she has done many trainings/conferences on topics related to The Impact of Trauma and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy.
Specialized Trauma Therapy
Nicole obtained a Masters in Counseling from IUP in 1998, has been a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of PA, a National Certified Counselor since 2003, and is trained to provide counseling and psychotherapy for adults as well as adolescents. As a Certified Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist (TF-CBT), specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), she focuses on the idea that thoughts influence feelings and behaviors. Thus, if you change the thought, then the feelings and behaviors will change in accordance. This is an evidence-based approach with research supporting its efficacy. CBT’s focus is to have the person gain control of their thoughts in order to empower the individual to make the desired change.
In addition to CBT, Nicole was also trained by the National Association of Cognitive Behavioral Therapists to conduct Rational Hypnotherapy and she works with those in need of trauma specific work. She was also trained to preform EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), an evidenced-based treatment for trauma that is highly effective and gives results in a relatively short amount of time, by the EMDR Institute. Nicole has attended many Master-Level trainings and is currently pursuing the requirements for certification in EMDR. As well as EMDR, Nicole was trained in the use of SITCAP (structured sensory interventions) by the TLC Institute.
Nicole accepts various insurances, including Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Capital Blue Cross, Tricare and Quest Behavioral Health. She is also an EAP provider for Wellspan employees, accepts Victims Compensation of PA and DE, and offers a Private Pay Fee schedule. Visa, Mastercard, and Discover are also accepted.