Nicole Gibson, LPC

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “Life is a journey, not a destination”. No one claimed that this journey through life would be easy. At times, this journey may take us over a series of speed bumps or to the end of a no outlet road, feeling as though we have no direction or way to turn. We are all faced with many crossroads in our life and needing to make some difficult decisions. It is through the strength we derived from our journey, both positive and negative experiences, that can help us find a light to lead our way. It can be easy for us to get stuck in our past or feeling like there is nothing to look forward to in our future. Emerson’s quote reminds us that we can’t change our past or forecast what lies down the road for us, but we can change the present and live each moment to the fullest. It is difficult to acknowledge and admit to ourselves and others that we need some assistance and guidance on how to navigate through this journey. My belief is that therapy should be a safe and non-judgmental atmosphere in which we work collaboratively to tackle the challenges that life presents. Developing a therapeutic relationship of trust and communication is paramount to the counseling process. Change is not easy, but is something that is ever present in everyone’s lives. I can assist you in identifying the problem, empowering you to make a change, and achieve goals through a strength based treatment approach. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and utilize a combination of person-centered, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavioral therapy approaches to treatment. I work with the client to understand their journey in a supportive environment. We will work together to understand the connection between their thoughts, feelings and behaviors and ways to cope with the twists and turns that life may throw our way. I have 5 years of experience in working with adolescents and adults within inpatient and outpatient counseling settings. I have a tremendous amount of experience in the following areas: addiction, behavioral disorders, anxiety, depression, stress management and self esteem.
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