Nicole Smith-Perez, Therapist in Richmond , Virginia — Zencare
Nicole  Smith-Perez

Nicole Smith-Perez

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Master of Science in Education, MSEd Licensed Psychotherapist
Virginia, New York Accepting Online
Shockoe Slip Not Accepting In-person
Updated June 10, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Life transitions
  • Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health
  • Relationship issues
  • Stress management
  • Women's issues

Professional statement

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.


Message to clients

You've achieved a lot in life but still feel unseen for who you truly are or aspire to be. Change can be intimidating but it's scarier to keep doing the same things you know aren't working. I strongly believe that every woman has the potential to thrive but may be lacking the knowledge and tools to help them get there. I help clients increase their self awareness, identify self-sabotaging behaviors, and be open to challenging themselves in new ways. Being uncomfortable is usually the first sign that you're doing something different. I'm here to help you feel empowered and supported in a way that allows that discomfort to open the door to what you've been seeking.


Specialties

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




Clientele

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

Insurance

Nicole Smith-Perez is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $140 (50min)
  • Initial session: $160 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $250 (60min)

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
  • Debit Card
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Virginia)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12pm-6pm
  • Tue 11am-6pm
  • Wed 12pm-6pm
  • Thu 11am-6pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

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 12pm-6pm
  • Tue 11am-7pm
  • Wed 12pm-6pm
  • Thu 11am-6pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Shockoe Slip practice
1108 E Main St , Suite #701, Richmond , Virginia 23219
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 11 years


Fordham University , MS.Ed. Mental Health Counseling , 2011


Licensure

Virginia: 0701008734

New York: 005715


Languages

English