Nicole  Pingel
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Nicole Pingel


Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York, Missouri Accepting Online
Updated August 15, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adolescent mental health
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment issues
  • Trauma
  • Emotion regulation
  • Mind-body connection

Professional statement

Nicole Pingel is a licensed counselor based in New York and is licensed in both New York and Missouri. Nicole welcomes clients who are seeking to create change in their lives through becoming aware of how their life experiences are influencing their current interpretation of the world around them and using this insight to create a new story for themselves.

Many of Nicole’s clients present with self-doubt, shame, experiences of depression, anxiety, and difficulties in relationships with themselves or others. Nicole works collaboratively with her clients to help them heal from the ways that their pasts show up in their current reality, so they can move on to live empowered and mindful lives.

Nicole has a very eclectic therapeutic approach but focuses on the mind-body connection. Nicole knows that we experience our emotions, beliefs, etc., physically as well as mentally, and works with her clients to release and heal the ways that experiences are stored in their nervous systems. She draws from her training in EMDR, Brainspotting, and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy to help clients create more resiliency and feel safe and confident within their systems.

Nicole’s first priority in starting with a new client is ensuring that they feel safe, heard, and like they are co-creating their therapeutic journey. Nicole values what each unique client brings to the table and enjoys utilizing client’s strengths and likes to facilitate sessions.

Message to clients

I believe that therapy is a chance for each of us to "un-become," that is, to explore how our collective life experiences have shaped us in both healthy and unhealthy ways and to shed any identities that no longer fit us and hold us back from living a mindful and empowered life.

When I work with clients I like to walk step-by-step with you on your journey, providing a safe connection where you can truly be yourself, free of judgement. I hope to create a space where you can grow to be the healthiest, happiest, and most joyful version of yourself.

**Please note that I am not in network with any insurance in the state of Missouri, only in the state of New York**


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

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

Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Emotion regulation - Learning how to effectively manage the ups and downs of intense emotions; developing coping skills to use in a variety of settings to calm oneself and to give an appropriate amount of space to emotions

Mind-body connection - Practicing mindfulness to draw together how the body feels physically and how the mind feels mentally; healing both physically and mentally


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $175 (55min)

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
Payment options
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • As needed


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 5pm-8pm EST
  • Tue 5pm-8pm EST
  • Wed 5pm-8pm EST
  • Thu 5pm-8pm EST
  • Fri 5pm-8pm EST
  • Sat 7 am-12 pm
  • Sun 7 am-12 pm

Online Sessions (Missouri)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 5 pm-8 pm EST
  • Tue 5 pm-8 pm EST
  • Wed 5 pm-8 pm EST
  • Thu 5 pm-8 pm EST
  • Fri 5 pm-8 pm EST
  • Sat 7 am-12 pm EST
  • Sun 7 am-12 pm EST

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 11 years

United States Coast Guard, Family Advocacy Specialist, 2022 - Present
Mindful Living Counseling LLC, Clinical therapist, 2023 - Present
CALO programs, Clinical therapist, 2017 - 2022
Good Samaritan Boys Ranch, Clinical therapist, 2012 - 2017

Forest Institute of Professional Psychology, MA Clinical Psychology, 2012
UW La Crosse, BS Psychology, 2010


New York: 013604

Missouri: 2012037405