NCC, LPC-Associate, School Counselor
Nicole is Licensed Professional Counselor- Associate under the supervision of Casey Newman, LPC-S, a National Certified Counselor with The National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc., and a Texas certified school counselor. She also holds memberships to professional associations: the American Counseling Association (ACA) and ATPE (Association for Texas Professional Educators). She has always known how much she enjoys helping others but first became interested in counseling after seeing the positive impact it had on her own life. Her Master’s degree is in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Texas at Tyler where she graduated with honors as a member of Chi Sigma Iota- Counseling Academic & Professional Honor Society International. She also served as president of the Texas Alpha Xi chapter of Alpha Chi Honor Society. With her time in the society, she presented Clinician and Educator Label Makers: Streamlining the DSM-5 and SpED Diagnoses at the national convention. She looks forward to more opportunities to educate others about issues regarding the stigmatization of mental health in her community and the field of education. In addition to her clinical studies, she is completed a School Counseling program at the University of North Texas at Dallas. Nicole is a lifetime local resident of Cedar Creek Lake who is excited to make an impact in the community she is passionately invested in. Much of her experience is in working with individuals who struggle with issues like self-harm, anxiety, PTSD, and depression. She enjoys working with couples most of all, but has found that she is also skilled in working with teens, especially groups. This seems to be a perfect match for her, considering she is also a certified Texas teacher and has been in education for 8 years. She also enjoys volunteering with youth groups and serving on the praise team at her church. Nicole uses a solution-focused approach and is continually studying theory to perfect her craft in counseling. She loves to incorporate bibliotherapy and expressive arts interventions that make the counseling process come to life, especially when working with teens and younger clients.