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About Nicole

   

       I have been working with children and adolescents since before I can remember; it has always 
been something I wanted to incorporate into my career. Once I began my counseling training, I  
realized I enjoyed providing counseling to people of all ages and using different formats,  
whether it was individual, family, or group therapy. 
 
     I attended Mount St. Mary’s University to obtain my bachelor’s degree and majored in  
Psychology. While attending The Mount, I held a number of jobs working with  
children—working with children as a private clinician to teach a specific program developed by 
Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes; providing private tutoring services; providing daycare and  
nanny services; and as a camp counselor through Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks. 
 
     After completing my bachelor’s degree, I attended University of Baltimore to obtain my master’s  
degree. During this time, I worked full-time for Howard County Public School System as a  
student assistant. This position allowed me to work with children in the school setting and gain a  
better understanding of the special education program and IEP process. I frequently worked one- 
on-one with students with disabilities and implemented and followed instructional plans created 
 by the teachers. This experience provided a great deal of knowledge from the school setting  
aspect and helped me to better understand the experience many parents and families endure who  
have children in the special education setting. While working and completing my master’s  
degree, I also completed two internships in the counseling field. While I was a counseling intern  
at The Children’s Guild, I worked in an adolescent group home for males providing individual  
trauma informed counseling. I also interned at Baltimore Washington Counseling Center, where  
I currently am a full-time psychotherapist. During my internship, I conducted individual, group,  
child, and family therapy in a private practice setting. 
 
     Since earning my master’s degree, I have worked in the private practice setting for 4 years. I  
have also taught parenting classes as an adjunctive professor at Anne Arundel Community  
College (AACC). Through my work experiences, I have been able to learn and grow myself as a  
therapist. I have learned the importance of building a strong, supportive therapeutic relationship  
with my clients to provide an atmosphere to allow for growth and change in counseling. I work  
with individuals and families, specializing in work with children and adolescents. I have a large 
population of teen clients, which is a passion of mine. Teens can be somewhat difficult to build a  
relationship with at the beginning, but I feel as though my qualities as a therapist and what I have 
learned help me tremendously. I utilize an integration of approaches and techniques that help to  
most effectively meet the needs of each individual client, often drawing from a psychodynamic, 
client-centered, and cognitive-behavioral foundation. Some therapeutic approaches that may be  
incorporated are play therapy, art therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and mindfulness.

Areas I have experience in include anxiety, depression, anger management, ADHD, disruptive/impulse- 
control, grief/loss, and adjustment issues. Together we can build a therapeutic relationship to best  
meet your needs and allow you the opportunity to grow and learn.
 
Credentials:
 
- B.S.  in Psychology from Mount St. Mary’s University
 
- M.S. in Applied Psychology-Counseling Track from University of Baltimore 
 
- Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)
 
- Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC)
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