Nicole is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Associate Licensed Marriage and Families Therapist who earned her Master’s in Clinical Professional Counseling at Roosevelt University and her Bachelor’s degree at Roosevelt University in Psychology. She has worked with children and families as a psychotherapist at a therapeutic day school since 2017.
Nicole is certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and utilizes other evidenced-based treatments, such as Mindfulness-Based Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to help set and achieve positive goals for you and your family. Overall, Nicole works from an Adlerian based lens since she believes the family system is the most influential relationship for a child. Nicole has worked with individuals with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and Autism and she believes in emphasizing a safe, supportive, collaborative environment where children and families can feel heard and create positive changes.
Nicole’s years of experience as a psychotherapist in a therapeutic school has provided her with an understanding of daily stressors and mental health challenges children and teens face each day. She is able to integrate her knowledge of Special Education, Individualized Education Plans (IEP), and Section 504 Plans to collaborate with the client’s IEP team and parents to ensure success in every way possible.
When Nicole isn’t at work, she loves spending time running different races around the Chicagoland area. She is currently training for her second Chicago Marathon this October. She also enjoys weight-training, reading, and anything pertaining to Disney.