Nikole obtained both her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from California Lutheran University. During her Bachelor’s program, Nikole worked as a Neurofeedback Technician at a dual diagnosis treatment center, where she began to develop her clinical skills. In addition, she was on a clinical research team, focusing on ways to improve transitional programs for students living with Autism Spectrum Disorder. As part of her research, Nikole mentored these students, providing them with support and empowering them through their academic and social journeys.
During her Master’s program, Nikole began working with at risk teens, where she utilized her CBT skills in a group school setting. During this time, Nikole also worked with young adults in a private practice setting, where she facilitated individual, couples, and family counseling. Here Nikole furthered her skills and developed a specialty in working with trauma and intimate partner violence. In working with her clients, Nikole primarily utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Object Relations, Motivational Interviewing, Group Therapy, and Family Systems. Nikole is unique in that she is bilingual and can provide services to her clientele in both Spanish and English.
Nikole has a passion for supporting teens and young adults through life transitions, providing them with a safe space to grow and process complicated emotions. In her free time, Nikole enjoys playing with her English Bull Dog Marcus, kickboxing, hiking, snowboarding, and spending time with family and friends.