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About Nicole

Nicole is an associate psychotherapist practicing depth-oriented psychotherapy in Los Angeles with adults, couples, children, and families. She blends a warm and focused approach, bringing a widely-traveled background to the therapy space. In addition to having lived and traveled across the U.S. and abroad, and having a strong several-year corporate career on the East Coast, she has been deeply shaped by loss, and the various imprints and impacts of trauma, as well as the humbling unpredictability of life’s unexpected twists and turns.


Nicole brings humor, humility, and a wealth of wisdom to the therapy space. A trustworthy guide through the tenuous territory of the unknown and unexplored corners of the psyche, and the fertile ground of what life may yet hold in store, she knows what it is to stand on the edge of the unknown, or at the door of untapped emotion or trauma, and will stand there with you offering steady reassurance and companionship.


Nicole received her Masters in Counseling Psychology, with an emphasis in Depth Psychology and Marriage and Family Therapy, from Pacifica Graduate Institute. She holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Political Science with a Spanish minor from Northwestern University. Her psychotherapy training includes one year of adult psychodynamic training at Maple Counseling, two and a half years of training at Independence Center with neurodivergent young adults, and a six-month school counseling internship working with children ages 4-14. She has also completed Level 1 Terry Real couples training and introductory training in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples, and her couples work is heavily influenced by the work of David Richo and John and Julie Gottman. 


In her work with children and families she applies the same respect for life’s natural developmental trajectory and honoring where each child is on their journey. Using deep empathy, care, and attunement, Nicole practices play therapy and talk therapy for children and teens, helping children and their families to discover the often sensitive issues underlying behavioral, social, and emotional challenges, and to build skills, resources, and resiliency to move forward with hope and grounded confidence.

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