As a Black Therapist, Nicola knows that it is hard for people of color to ask for help or go to therapy. She is also aware that mental health stigma and cultural differences can make it easier to seek help from friends and family, instead of seeking professional help from a Therapist. Therefore, Nicola does not judge, and is accepting of all clients. She helps people build self-esteem, healthy boundaries within relationships, and teach coping skills to manage stress. As a result, her clients leave therapy feeling more confident, and with improved communication and problem solving skills. Additionally, they report greater relationship satisfaction.

Nicola offers trauma treatment. She also treats anxiety and stress management, depression, issues relating to sexuality and sexual expression, and childhood trauma. She values each person’s differences and strengths. For this reason, she will empower you to be part of the decision making process in therapy. Consequently, you will be able to practice communication skills and boundaries in relationships with your partner, friends, and family in therapy.

Nicola is originally from the Caribbean, and studied Psychology in Jamaica as an undergraduate. She has a Masters of Science in Clinical Psychology from the U.S., and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania. She has a wide range of clinical experiences. For instance, she has provided mental health treatment to court involved populations, people with an Intellectual Developmental Disability, as well as children. She has worked in many treatment settings including community outpatient agencies, residential treatment centers, and a group practice in Center City, Philadelphia. Additionally, she has also been the Director of a Children and Youth outpatient agency. Nicola has a Clinical Supervision Certificate from Temple University. It is important to her to help younger mental health professionals strengthen their self-worth and overcome negative self-talk contributing to Imposter Syndrome. (You can learn more about Imposter Syndrome here)

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1518 Walnut Street Suite 1100
Philadelphia, PA 19102

(215) 720-1456

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