Nicole Barman is a therapist in New York who works with people who are looking to understand themselves, cope with the stresses of life and help individuals live harmoniously with their internal contradictions. Nicole specializes in anxiety, depression, life transitions, vocational domains, LGBTQ youth, adolescents, and adults. Nicole began her career working with adolescents and young adults in an outpatient program, where she served underserved communities.
Nicole’s strengths lie in her ability to empathize with her clients while creating a warm and supportive environment that allows her clients to explore areas that may feel uncomfortable. Nicole is hands-on in her work, helping her clients explore feelings and thoughts that maybe unpleasant, but are important to inspect and understand. Nicole is also relational in her work; she sees the therapy space as a microcosm of the real world. She will share noticeable patterns with you, dynamics she picks up in the therapy room and help you see how this maybe playing out in the “real world”. Over time, you can understand your thoughts and behavior through a new lens, unraveling the root of your difficulties, in a space that is non-judgmental, warm, and inviting.
Nicole is a recent graduate from New York University where she studied Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Wellness. Nicole has adapted a very holistic approach and believes that each client is unique; with that, so is their treatment plan. Nicole uses Psychodynamics and a relational approach as she sees people as being social beings, with a lot of issues stemming from interpersonal struggles.Overall, Nicole uses many modalities, providing clients with different tools and different ways of thought.
Nicole prioritizes creating an environment that ensures her clients feel safe, heard, and accepted. Nicole is currently conducting therapy remote.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect
Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Years of Experience: 1 year
Vibrant Emotional Health , Clinical Mental Health Intern, 2020 - 2021
New York University, Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, 2021
Indiana University, Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies , 2019
New York: 1811040301