Nicole  Fontenot
Vetted

Nicole Fontenot

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online
Updated January 9, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Academic challenges
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • College & graduate student mental health
  • Depression
  • Self-esteem

Message to clients

Welcome! I'm a biracial clinician committed to providing affirming services to individuals from diverse backgrounds, with a particular focus on BIPOC and other marginalized identities. My goal is to create a safe and supportive environment that honors your unique experiences.

With a foundation in trauma-informed care and cultural inclusivity, I bring experience in helping individuals navigate mental health challenges, grief and loss, and neurodivergence. I also specialize in supporting individuals facing family difficulties, school-related stress, and financial concerns, particularly young women, college students, and Gen Z.

My approach is rooted in strengths-based therapy and evidence-based approaches, which means I believe in harnessing your existing strengths to foster growth and resilience. Together, we will work towards your goals and desires, making them the centerpiece of our collaboration. Throughout our journey, you can expect empathy, honesty, and open-mindedness from me. I believe in creating a compassionate and non-judgmental space where you can feel safe to explore and heal. I also understand the power of humor in therapy. With a touch of levity, I aim to create an atmosphere that upholds dignity while nurturing a sense of safety. Laughter can often be a pathway to deeper understanding and healing.

Taking the step to see a therapist is an important part of your self-development journey, and finding the right fit is crucial. Don't hesitate to reach out to our intake coordinator and let them know you found my profile. They will be happy to schedule a call and provide further information.


Specialties

Academic challenges - Addressing underperformance in coursework, school avoidance, and procrastination

ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $150

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Fri n/a
  • Sat n/a
  • Sun n/a

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 1 year

Tanner Therapy Group, Psychotherapist, 2022 - Present
DREAM Charter Schools, School Social Worker, 2021 - 2022
Work & Family Transitions Lab, Clinical Psychology Research Assistant, 2019 - 2020

Columbia University , Master of Social Work, 2023
University of Massachusetts Amherst, Bachelor of Psychology, 2021
University of Massachusetts Amherst, Social Work & Social Welfare Certificate, 2021


Licensure

New York: 120009


Languages

English


Therapy Groups

Nicole  Fontenot
Living with Adult ADHD

A skills and support group that teaches strategies to increase effectiveness in academics, work, and relationships. We also explore strengths and creativity, so group members get useful tips and tricks, as well as positive outlooks from social support.