Nicole received her Master’s of science in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Maryland, College Park, and her Bachelor of arts in Psychology and Communication Studies from Butler University. During her graduate work, she was specifically trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as many other therapy models. Nicole’s clinical experience includes providing therapy to a diverse array of families, couples, and individuals at the Center for Healthy Families, contracting with the National Institutes of Health to provide family therapy to chronically ill patients, delivering in-home, intensive family therapy to at-risk families through a non-profit, and providing couple, premarital, and individual therapy through a private practice. She is passionate about viewing patient difficulties through the lens of the family system, supporting each family member’s growth, fostering healing for the patient, and nurturing strong relationships among family members. Through family therapy, Nicole hopes that family members can gain insight into themselves and their relationships, gain skills that can encourage the use of existing family strengths in new ways, and feel empowered to effect long-lasting gains in health and happiness for themselves and their loved ones.