Nicole WeeksLMHC

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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?

One thing I wish people knew about the therapy experience that may be hesitant to try it is that it can really be whatever you want it to be. The experience is yours and it does not always consist of tackling problems. Therapy can be a very healing process in maintaining your mental health and self-care. People often get stuck in the stigma of therapy and what society has deemed it, however I truly believe that taking care of your mental health is just as important as taking care of your physical health. Viewing therapy as a tool to maintain your mental health is the paradigm switch we should all take into account.

What was your path to becoming a therapist? What inspired you to choose this profession?

My passion has always been helping others achieve the best versions of themselves. I would say that personal experiences with counseling really inspired me to go into this field. I noticed that some of my experiences consisted of very impersonal therapist who went through the motions of therapy but never really emphasized the importance of building that therapeutic relationship with me. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is one of the most important aspects of therapy. In doing this, you build that solid foundation for your client to feel safe and confident in sessions. Aside from helping clients achieve their goals, I would like for my clients to always feel like they are being heard and that they are my priority while we are working together.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

My approach with clients is different based off of the clients needs and what may work for the client. I utilize an integrated approach of strength based, person centered and trauma informed care.

Specialties

Depression

Anxiety

Adolescent mental health

Parenting issues

Postpartum depression

General Expertise

Depression

Anxiety

Relationship Issues

Self-Esteem

Borderline Personality Disorder

Social Anxiety

Adolescent mental health

Bipolar disorder

Fees

$90

First Session

$150

Family Therapy

$150

Couples Therapy

$150

Group Therapy

$90

Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Couples Session

Family Session

Group Session

Individual Session

Clientele

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Children (5-12)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Motivational Interviewing

Person-Centered Therapy

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Play Therapy

Training / Certifications

My field training was completed at The Faulk Center for Counseling. I’m currently trained and have varies certifications in Trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy, Dialectical Behavioral therapy, Solution focused, Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance commitment and several others. I'm licensed in the state of Florida as a LMHC (licensed mental health counselor).

Licensure

FL, LMHC, 18346

Education

Masters in Applied Psychology, Lynn University

Bachelors in Psychology, Lynn University

Work History

My journey started several years ago working in the behavioral health field supporting the growth and healing of children, adolescents, young adults, families, couples and the geriatric community. I worked primarily in Broward and Palm beach county in various settings that included but not limited to treatment centers, in home, community counseling, crisis care, high risk adolescent population and in several palm beach county schools. I have worked extensively with mental health and substance abuse concerns including but not limited to Trauma, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, impulse-control disorders, suicidality, self-harm related behavior, emotional distress and familial distress. I also have extensive experience in running parenting groups and assisting parents in healthy communication skills and boundaries with their children.

Location

10062 Stonehenge Circle, Lake Worth, 33467, FL