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Nicole Diaz, LCPC
“My passion is helping individuals of all ages, identify and build on personal strengths in order to make positive changes in their lives. I believe that people begin to grow, as well as heal, when they feel heard and supported. Using an empathetic, holistic, and non-judgmental approach to therapy I work with my clients to understand who they are now and who they wish to become.”
Nicole is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, who strives to help children, adolescents, adults, and families accomplish meaningful life-changing goals. Nicole earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a Minor in Women’s Studies from Southern Illinois University—Carbondale. She received her Master’s Degree from Argosy University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
Her main interests are in treating anxiety, high functioning autism spectrum disorders (ASD), depression, trauma, attachment disorders, adjustment disorders, mood disorders, issues of sexual identity, as well as, parenting, managing family conflict, and communication problems. Nicole works with preschool aged children through adulthood.
In terms of treatment, Nicole uses strategies adapted from Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Family Systems Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and relaxation-based techniques, such as mindfulness.
Experience has made her passionate about helping people cope with development, mental health, and life stressors. She is knowledgeable and sensitive to diverse populations and multiculturalism. Nicole is an advocate and provider to minority populations such as, individuals with physical & developmental disabilities, people with ASD and related concerns, as well as, women’s issues, racial and ethnic difficulties, and she is passionate about providing services to members of the LGBTQI community.