Karuna CounselingCompassion through Action. It’s a two way street, as kindness and empathy can help you just as much as it helps the other person. Something as seemingly as small as smiling at a stranger could change both of your days.About Nichole I’m an independently licensed mental health practitioner and licensed alcohol and drug counselor with 8 years of experience providing mental health and substance use therapy. I offer individual therapeutic services to both youth and adults experiencing a variety of concerns including but not limited to: alcohol and substance use, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, trauma and loss, habit changing and goal setting, women’s issues, identity exploration, anger management and conflict resolution. I am committed to holistic therapeutic approaches that provide respect and empowerment. My goal is to help each person discover and develop her or his own inner resources and capacity for healing and growth. I work with the entire person, honoring the mind, body, and soul. I use a respectful and collaborative approach and utilize a variety of treatment methods. These may include CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy), ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), play therapy, active listening, humor, writing, reading, role-play, and visualization. At times I may also use body-centered techniques, breathing, movement, yoga, mindfulness, meditation, EMDR (Eye Movement, Desensitization and Reprocessing), and EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques). Everyone is Welcome! If you feel I might be a good fit for you or someone you know, I hope you will consider working with me. You can stay in touch with me via my professional Facebook page, as well as email or the phone.Contact me today!