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Nicole Dunn LPC

VerifiedOffers Online TherapyIn-person Meetings
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Nicole Dunn Licensed Professional Counselor

General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Fridayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Sundayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM

What does a first session with you look like?

The first session, as with all Thriveworks therapists, will involve talking through your needs and goals for therapy — whether those involve managing depression, anxiety, relationship problems, or another mental health challenge. This will enable you to receive the very best care, as a personalized treatment plan will then be developed for subsequent sessions. Thriveworks helps people live happier, more fulfilling lives. Clients are guided and supported as they work through their unique mental health challenges – and, along the way, shown the life-changing power of therapy.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I offer a variety of counseling approaches including CBT / Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems. As a writer and counselor, and a person who has undergone a variety of struggles in multiple and diverse areas, helping others to find guidance, through their encounters and interactions, embracing the uniqueness of the narrative, and emphasizing the meanings that people construct through experience, I support insight and understanding through personal stories. Stories can often heal and replenish emotional and mental wellness, as well as being empowering, inspiring, and restorative. 'The real voyage of discovery consists, not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.' - Marcel Proust.

What should we know about your experiences and background?

Within the last 12 years, Nicole Dunn, MA, LPC, NCC provided support in the field of counseling to nurture and empower the potential for beneficial progress, enriching life, both individually and within relationships. Nicole is motivated in her efforts towards using skill-building approaches, as well as passionate about using a systemic focus, providing understanding of people both individually, as well as within their relationships with others, and within other systems and communities, helping others towards positive growth and adjustment, mentally, emotionally, behaviorally, and physically. Nicole has worked with individuals, children and adults, and families, in Butler, Mercer, Venango, and Allegheny counties for many years, inspired by the concept that individuals relate to a context, one that is shaped and reshaped in social situations, influencing how people see themselves and their roles in relation to the larger world, as well as how they interpret and interact with that world. Nicole has focused on utilizing approaches that help with anxiety, mood disorders, depression, trauma, stress management, and relational conflict, among other areas, seeing individuals as capable of building change, empowered by collaboration within the therapeutic relationship, nurturing and unlocking the potential towards progress and success. Nicole is originally from New Orleans and has lived in Pennsylvania since 2000. Nicole is currently working on a Master of Writing degree at SUNH, and also seeks to bridge the understanding and processing of internal experience associated with movement through the outside world, whether related to stress, trauma, anger, or anxiety, through the power and release of writing. Historically, Nicole has completed her service through Americorps, helping diverse populations in various settings, as well as working in behavioral health settings with children, adolescents, teenagers, and their families, focusing on the myriad of developmental stages of life. Nicole has also worked, through behavioral programs, with children diagnosed with autism and also through PARC, with individuals diagnosed with intellectual disabilities. Nicole has earned her Master of Counseling degree at SRU, through a CACREP-accredited program, proceeding to completion of the requirements for acquiring PA licensure in professional counseling, as well as earning certification in both multisystemic and family-based therapies. Nicole specializes in individual therapy, working with children, adolescents, teenagers, and adults, as well as providing family therapy. Her areas of expertise and eclectic foci include narrative and solution-focused therapies and postmodern social constructivist therapies, structural and strategic family therapies, as well as multisystemic therapy, REBT, behavioral therapy, cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, and dialectical behavioral therapy, among other approaches. Nicole collaborates with individuals, couples, parents, and families, encouraging viewpoints through wider, multiple lenses when considering issues, and nurturing others toward envisioning holistic healing and change. Nicole is committed to empowering clients with the tools, training, and knowledge to foster optimal growth in the journey forward. Through the use of eclectic and evidence-based strategies, she is able to effectively help her clients with a variety of skills, facing and addressing struggles and challenges, towards developing and solidifying confidence and resilience.






Borderline Personality Disorder

General Expertise





Borderline Personality Disorder


Aging related concerns

Anger management

In-Network Insurance




Cigna EAP




First Session$220
Individual Therapy$180
Marriage & Couples Counseling$180
Family Therapy$180
Group Therapy$180

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Family Therapy

Group Therapy


Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Eclectic Therapy

Adlerian Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Attachment-Based Therapy


  • Pennsylvania, Licensed Professional Counselor, PC009053


MA Community Counseling, Slippery Rock University

Work History


Online Therapy

Office at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Allentown, Allentown, PA

Frequently Asked Questions About Nicole Dunn, LPC

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Nicole Dunn, LPC, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Nicole Dunn accepting new clients?

Yes, Nicole Dunn is accepting new clients for online therapy in Pennsylvania and in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Allentown, 1320 Hausman Rd Suite 100, Allentown, PA, 18104.

Does Nicole Dunn accept insurance?

Yes, Nicole Dunn accepts insurance, including Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, Cigna EAP, Humana and Optum.

What types of therapy does Nicole Dunn offer?

Nicole Dunn offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.

Does Nicole Dunn offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Nicole Dunn offers in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Allentown, 1320 Hausman Rd Suite 100, Allentown, PA, 18104.

Does Nicole Dunn offer online therapy?

Yes, Nicole Dunn offers online therapy via video sessions to people in Pennsylvania.

How quickly can I see Nicole Dunn?

Nicole Dunn typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Nicole Dunn speak?

Nicole Dunn conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Nicole Dunn online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Nicole Dunn online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.