MSW, LCSW, LSW
As a License Social Worker, Nicole has passion and experience working alongside youth, adults, and couples in navigating their mental health. Areas of focus include: depression, anxiety, bi-polar, victims of domestic violence, children (youth or adult) of divorce, and recovery from addiction.
This occurs with the emphasis of utilizing Emotion Focused Therapy (Les Greenberg), Emotionally Focused Therapy (Sue Johnson), Self-Compassion (Kristen Neff), among the many helpful tools offered through Brenè Brown’s literature.
Nicole has a passion surrounding the Enneagram and has found it to be an extremely helpful tool for clients who are wanting to gain a better understanding of themselves, why they do the things they do, and how to become a better version of themselves. She takes a friendly, upbeat, and yet mindful attitude with all of her clients. Before entering the world of Social Work, she served for ten years in various youth ministry settings.
Nicole graduated from George Williams College of Aurora University during the first peak of the Coronavirus in May of 2020. She soon dove into serving clients within the Rockford area community through working with Forest City Counseling, a local domestic violence agency, and within the foster care system serving as a Qualified Mental Health Professional. She now serves as a full-time psychotherapist at Forest City Counseling.
Nicole has completed many trainings including- Emotion Focused Therapy (Level One), Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy Externship, Self-compassion (Kristen Neff & Chris Germer), Fierce Self-Compassion (Kristen Neff), the Adult Attachment Interview, Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ICADV) 40-hour Training, and has completed the Dare to Lead™ training that is offered through one of our amazing Brenè Brown facilitators at Forest City Counseling. She has also co-facilitated Dare To Lead™ training under a certified facilitator.
Nicole is married and enjoys getting to spend time wakeboarding, snowboarding, laughing, being creative with her husband, and spending time with her cats who rule her home.