“I am rooted in the belief that the human brain is wired for connection, and hold compassion for the ways that trauma disrupts one’s ability to experience safe, affirming relationships. I infuse nature, expressive arts, and mindfulness-based awareness in the treatment of trauma, grief/loss, and loneliness.”
Clinical Specialties & Populations:
Nicole honors the narratives of diverse communities and specializes in the relationship between trauma and intersectionality. She is is affirming to the unique experiences of queer and trans*, non-binary, and gender expansive communities. Nicole holds 9 years of experience in working with survivors of sexual trauma, survivors of violent crime (including hate crimes), and survivors of suicide attempt/survivors of a loved one who died by suicide.
Other Skills + Experience:
- Trauma Level I Certification
- Nature and Forest Therapy Guide Certification
- Nature-Based and Horticultural Therapy
- Relational-Cultural Therapy
- Humanistic Therapy
- Mindfulness Based Therapies
- Expressive Therapies
- Strengths-Based Approach
In March 2019, Nicole was named one of Washington Blade’s “40 Under 40” queer women of Washington.
Nicole earned a Master of Social Work degree from Howard University.
You can reach Nicole at firstname.lastname@example.org.