Nicole began her career working with young adults in residential
treatment and found a passion for the population. Prior to joining CCBH Nicole worked in residential treatment in VA before transitioning to Turnbridge in New Haven, addressing co-occuring disorders for both male and female young adults in a long term treatment setting. In this setting Nicole developed a DBT informed IOP curriculum and implemented programmatic changes to increase the positive outcomes of her clients as well as being recognized as Clinician of the Year.
Nicole works with clients individually, in group settings, as well as family systems. Nicole is trained in and utilizes a variety of modalities in her clinical practice including DBT, CBT, Motivational Interviewing, and trauma informed care; an eclectic approach focused on the individual client and their needs. She prides herself on her balance of truth and tenderness and utilization of the therapeutic relationship for creating change.
Nicole is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional as well as DBT Certified through the National Certification and Accreditation Association. She is an active member of the CT Chapter of the NASW (National Assocaition of Social Workers). Nicole is excited to be currently engaged in the Foundational Training process through Behavioral Tech, LLC to increase her specialization in DBT based on its proven efficacy, both empirically and within her own practice.