Nicole Smolinski

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Nicole Smolinski

M.S.

AMFT #128108

Nicole is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist/ Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, supervised by Shannon Forbes, LMFT. Nicole often combines mindfulness with psychodynamic theory to provide holistic, collaborative treatment in order to fit the unique needs, values, skillsets, & backgrounds of the person in front of her at the time. She has training in high sensitivity, a trait studied extensively by Dr. Elaine Aron, and trauma work, with a certification in Trauma-Focused-CBT. She aims to help people find deeper freedom from harsh negative self-talk and help cultivate deeper, authentic relationships within yourself and with others in your life. Nicole believes in the power of feeling known and seen for who you are, and of living as genuinely as possible (even if it’s not necessarily always pretty or put-together).

Areas of Focus:

Anxiety
Identity Issues
Trauma/Abuse
Depression
Relationship Conflict/Couples Therapy
Co-Dependency
Spiritual Issues
Existentialism
Mindfulness
Grief/Loss
Emotional Trauma
High Sensitivity (HSP’s)
Eating Issues/Disorders

Works with:

Adults
Adolescents
Couples
Family
LGBTQIA+

Education:

M.S. Clinical Psychology, Vanguard University

Contact Information:

Email: 
nicole@forbesift.com
Phone Number: 
(949) 415-8103
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