Nicole achieved her Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Toronto in 2011. She began her career at the Hincks Dellcrest Centre where she received extensive training in individual and family therapy. Early in Nicole’s career, she became interested in attachment theory and the impact it has on the relationships that children and adults form with others. Nicole studied attachment interventions and became certified in Attachment Based Family Therapy. Throughout this process, she developed an interest for trauma work and completed extensive training with Geraldine Crisci and Nancy Mayer. Nicole has received training and certification in narrative therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy and, more recently, she has become a certified Emotion Focused Therapist specializing in working with parents and families.
Nicole has worked with diverse clientele and in various clinical settings. She has supported children and their families who struggle with mental health diagnoses, such as anxiety, depression and developmental challenges. Nicole most recently worked for the Integra program at the Child Development Institute. Integra is Canada’s only accredited children's mental health agency serving children and youth with mental health issues complicated by learning disabilities.
Presently, Nicole works in private practice, supporting children and their families. Nicole believes in a family approach and that problems do not occur in isolation. She understands that underneath the most challenging of behaviours are unresolved and avoided emotions. She believes that change can happen when you look inward and begin to process difficult feelings. Nicole’s goal is to support families to achieve their goals and to strengthen the bond between parents and their children.