She/Her/HersLicensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Master of Science in Education, MSEd Licensed Psychotherapist Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Nicole Smith-Perez is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor practicing in New York and Virginia who welcomes female clients between the ages of 18 and 55 to her private practice.
Nicole's practice focuses on women's mental health and emotional well being. Many women who visit Nicole consider themselves to be high achieving and successful but struggle with prioritizing themselves, communicating their needs, and creating balance in their lives. Her clients also want to explore how their achievements impact how people see them and make it difficult for them to ask for support and admit they're overwhelmed. Typical issues that Nicole works with her clients on are anxiety, stress management, relationship issues, and maternal mental health. Nicole's approach is rooted in a strengths based and solution focused approach that highlights learning and utilizing tools to aid in feeling more grounded.
In addition to her work with individuals, Nicole works with couples adjusting to changes and different phases in their relationship such as moving in together, navigating trust issues, or becoming parents. Nicole also offers clinical supervision and consultation to residents in counseling as well as therapists interested in taking the leap to private practice.
Nicole is committed to providing a safe, affirming space for women of color. For every client, Nicole's practice is informed by race and identity, multiculturism, relationships, and family dynamics. She looks forward to partnering with you.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health - Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others
Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman
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:
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
**My office does not accept Medicaid or Medicare. Please confirm the terms of your insurance before scheduling. **
Years of Experience: 13 years
Fordham University , MS.Ed. Mental Health Counseling , 2011
New York: 005715