Nicole HayesLCSW

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If there was one thing you wish people knew about the therapy experience who might be hesitant to try it, what would that be?

Therapy can initially be intimidating for many people until they discover that it is a safe space to explore their thoughts and feelings free of judgment with the security of knowing that what is said will be kept confidential. Therapists are people who have experienced struggles and challenges in their own lives and often therapists are also engaged in therapy because no one has to struggle alone.

In what ways have your personal experiences influenced your work with your clients?

I have had many painful experiences and emotional struggles throughout my life and this increased my ability to relate and empathize with my clients. I believe in the therapeutic process because I have personally experienced the benefits of participating in therapy.

What do you view as a key component of the therapeutic relationship?

A strong therapeutic relationship starts with developing trust. As a therapist, I believe it is important to treat everyone with respect, be compassionate, and engage in honest communication. In addition, providing a non-judgmental relationship allows clients to feel comfortable discussing difficult experiences, thoughts, and feelings..




Relationship Issues

Child mental health

Family issues

General Expertise



Social Anxiety

Academic challenges


Anger management

Bipolar disorder

Body image issues

In-Network Insurance


All Savers Insurance


Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield

Nippon Life Insurance Company of America

Oscar Health

Oxford Health Plans



Family Therapy


Couples Therapy


Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Family Session

Couples Session

Individual Session


Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Children (5-12)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Strength Based Therapy

Eclectic Therapy

Emotionally Focused Therapy

Existential Therapy

Family Systems Therapy

Humanistic Therapy

Interpersonal Psychotherapy


NJ, LCSW, 44SC05542700


Master of Social Work, Rutgers The State University of New Jersey

Work History

I began my mental health career in 2009 providing community-based crisis intervention services to at-risk youth and their families throughout New Jersey and am currently providing therapy in community-based programs and private practice. I have had the opportunity to provide therapy to children, adolescents, and adults of all ages with a variety of mental health needs such as anxiety, adhd, oppositional defiant disorder, depression, bipolar disorder, trauma, grief and loss, marital issues, family conflict, peer/socialization issues, and academic difficulties.


230 Route 206, Bldg 3, 1st Floor, Suite 2A, Flanders, 07836, NJ