Nikole is a Brownsville native who began her pathway to becoming a therapist by earning her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice in December 2010. Nikole began her Masters of Education in Counseling and Guidance-Community Counseling track in Spring 2011, and completed her degree in Fall 2014. Beginning in January 2017, Nikole became a Licensed Professional Counselor. In addition, she received her License Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) certification in August 2017. Additionally, Nikole became a National Certified Counselor in February 2019.
Nikole identifies her approach to therapy in an eclectic manner. Nikole believes that as each individual is unique, counseling techniques and approaches used are tailored to the client’s presenting problem, needs, and goals. The counseling approaches Nikole utilizes include but are not limited to: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and other evidence-based approaches.
Nikole has gained experience working with a variety of presenting problems including anger, grief & loss, self-harm, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, intellectual disabilities, trauma, acculturation, adjustment, and abuse. Nikole is a dedicated mental health professional committed to helping clients reach their goals to live a happier and fulfilling life. Currently her focus is primarily working with adolescents and adults and offers individual and family counseling to individuals ages 8 and older.