Nicole is a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Other Drugs Counselor (CAADC), specializing in chemical dependency as well as process addictions including but not limited to sex and pornography addiction. She is trained and is certified Dr. Patrick Carnes and his Colleagues at The International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals.
Nicole has worked with the corrections population in the community including both parole and probation addressing both addiction and criminal sexual conduct. She is a Certified Sex Offender Treatment Specialist.
Nicole has worked with parents and children involved in the foster care system, with domestic violence, child abuse, sexual abuse and is a trauma informed therapist; utilizing experiential therapy, sandtray, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR and other skills.
Nicole specializes in working with both perpetrators and victims of sexual abuse or assault. She prepares risk assessments and evaluations for attorneys and courts; both state and federal. Nicole also does forensic evaluations for those facing charges related to child pornography.
Nicole is a clinical member of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers and a member of the National Association of Social Workers. Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health, EMDR International Association and the National Association of Forensic Counselors, and the International Organization of Forensic Social Workers.
Nicole is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Michigan Chapter of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers.