Hi I’m Nicole and I work with couples to stop the cycle of arguing and learn how to connect again!
I have a true passion for helping couples overcome obstacles that they face in their relationship. I truly believe relationships are one of the most important aspects of our lives and I love helping people overcome their challenges so they can feel more connected.
I work from a model called Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy. When working with couples it is so important for me to create trust within the couple to feel safe and secure to express their true feelings and emotions. We all do what we do for good reason and I truly want to understand what is happening “behind the scenes” so we can identify the negative cycle that comes to life during conflict. Emotion drives behavior, so I need to know and understand the emotions so you can begin to understand each other in a new way and feel more bonded together rather than apart.
I know it probably feels like you have tried a 100 things to feel more connected…but what you find is the same argument happens over and over again.
It can feel sad, lonely, and even frustrating when it feels like we just keep missing the mark with each other and neither are understood. To feel in separate corners and to not be able to rely on each other can be so disheartening.
I want to help couples out of their negative cycle and reoccurring conflict to feeling close and connected.
I really enjoy working with couples on many topics such as communication, identifying the negative cycle you are in that continues making the same argument happen over and over again and then learning how to understand this cycle in a new way, learning how to listen and feel comfortable with having different perspectives, resolving and making sense of conflict, and working with regaining and building trust in the relationship after an affair.
I earned my Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from LaSalle University and my Bachelor’s Degree from Cabrini University majoring in Psychology. I also have extensive training in specifically working with couples using the model Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy