“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.”
– Nelson Mandela
Nicola is a licensed clinical social worker who has encouraged individuals in the pursuit of personal growth and healing for more than 20 years. Having worked in a variety of settings, including the District Attorney’s Office in Atlanta, GA, Loudon County School systems, private practice, and most recently in hospice settings working alongside patients and families, Nicola has learned about the resilience of the human spirit – acknowledging that this resilience springs forth only after pain. Nicola has experience working with individuals, couples, and families who have wrestled with pain inflicted by trauma, chronic and/or life-threatening diseases, grief/loss, anxiety, depression and the slow perpetual build up of life stress.
Self-awareness and self-care are critical subjects not taught in school. The end result of this is that we often do not recognize the warning signs that the body conveys, going through life on auto pilot until we break down physically and emotionally. Because of this Nicola is passionate about helping people develop their own self-awareness skills and self-care strategies. She also recognizes that this dynamic is true within families and family systems and is equipped as a therapist to help both individual and family issues.
Don’t give up hope if you have been dealt a life-changing diagnosis, find yourself in a life-altering situation, are exhausted with a chronic battle, or just feel a little out of sorts. Healing is within reach and Nicola welcomes you to take a step closer.