About Nicole…

I have always felt the most fulfilled when fostering a safe space for people to express their thoughts, experiences, and feelings. Being able to support and nurture resiliency in people has been a lifelong passion of mine. I’m awed by the capability of people to grow and heal from distress by having a helping hand. Along with my passion for therapy, I have always gravitated towards art. Using art as a therapeutic tool has been a way for me to be expressive, find meaning, feel connection, and promote healing. It also amplified my ability to listen and change perspectives. A desire to use these tools to help others inspired me to pursue an education in counseling with a specialty in art therapy. I graduated with a Masters in Clinical Art Therapy and Mental Health Counseling from Long Island University in New York.

After achieving independent licensure in New York and board-certification through the Art Therapy Credentials Board, I relocated west. I am currently working towards becoming a licensed professional counselor with a goal to become EMDR trained and certified. I have been a therapist over the past five years working with diverse populations and settings in behavioral health. I have experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and older adults in psychiatric hospitals, inpatient substance abuse treatment, intensive outpatient programming, skilled nursing/memory care, and a community health clinic. My skill set helps clients find purpose and intuitive solutions for interpersonal conflicts, interfering behaviors, symptom management, and develop strengths-based skills. My specialty expertise in art therapy can also help encourage ways to incorporate creativity in my client’s healing – as I often say, you don’t need to be an artist to make art. I will meet you wherever you’re at in this journey and support you along the way.

As a licensed associate counselor in Arizona, licensed creative arts therapist in New York, and a board-certified art therapist, I am trained in supporting clients towards healing and health using creative modalities and psychotherapy. My style is strengths-based and trauma-informed, using integrative psychotherapeutic approaches based on the individual needs of my clients. I look forward to fostering that safe space for you to self-express and promote your own healing and growth. Let’s connect to see if I’m the right fit for you.