Owner & Therapist
I entered this field in order to empower and support those who struggle with finding someone in their life that will listen and truly hear them.
Throughout my profession I have worked in numerous settings that have provided me with experience to support you.
It takes a tremendous amount of courage and strength to reach out to a therapist and begin to work on yourself.
Throughout my professional experience and time within numerous jobs I have found a deficit with support for providers and givers.
This is why I opened Higher Ground Wellness.
Who do you primarily work with?
I primarily work with adults who are experiencing Anxiety, Grief, Burnout, Perfectionism, High Functioning Anxiety and Imposter Syndrome.
What is your therapy style?
It would probably be best to describe me as compassionate, supportive and flexible and direct. Therapy with me is very goal oriented and focused.
My goal is to work efficiently so you do not have to continue coming to therapy and can live presently within your life.
What is different about your therapy approach?
As a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist we will focus on your thinking and processing within your life. I work to break negative thinking, reduce unrealistic standards, support you with changes and overcoming difficulties within your life. I am also a Certified Grief and Anxiety Specialist.
A bit more...
My closest people would likely describe me as a honest and dependable person who truly believes in healing and supporting others.
When I am not in sessions or working, you will likely find me spending quality time with my husband and my favorite Shepsky mascots - Luna (left) and Lily (right) . I also enjoy home projects, hiking and traveling in the mountains, fishing, and cooking at home for my loved ones.
Although I reside in Florida, I very much consider myself a Northern Bird. I am originally from Michigan but spent a significant amount of time living in Massachusetts.
To me, therapy is about connecting and learning new ways to manage and overcome "stuck points" that we have within our lives. If you're ready to try something new and have support while doing it, reach out.
Nichole is the most professional, resourceful, empathetic therapist I have ever experienced in my 24 years of counseling. She has helped me gain a true understanding of who I am and how I may approach the challenging issues in my life. The comfort level I felt with Nichole allowed me to “pull down my protective walls” and finally find the courage to address the burdensome issues that I had carried around for far too long. I have finally found PEACE. I am truly grateful for having Nichole as my therapist.