Nicole Barman works with young adults struggling with life transitions, relationship challenges, LGBTQ issues, anxiety, depression, and distorted thoughts. Through her warm yet empathetic approach, Nicole’s clients gain a greater understanding of themselves, cope with the stressors of life, and learn to live harmoniously with their internal contradictions.
Nicole’s strengths lie in her ability to empathize with her clients while creating a warm,supportive environment for them to explore areas that may feel uncomfortable, but important to understand. She believes each client is unique, and with that, so is their treatment plan.
Her approach is hands-on, holistic, and relational. As a clinician, Nicole sees therapy as a microcosm of the real world. She will share noticeable patterns and dynamics with clients so they can evaluate how they might be affecting their lives. Over time, Nicole’s clients begin to see their thoughts and behaviors through a new lens and unravel the root cause of their difficulties.
Nicole’s goal for each client is for them to better understand themselves, develop skills to cope with life’s stressors, and achieve self acceptance.
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: 2 years
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: 013501