Nicole is a Child & Youth Worker who has 5+ years of experience working with children and families. Nicole believes that one of the most important components to therapy is the relationship and works very hard to meet children and caregivers where they are at and have them guide treatment. Working alongside families to create understanding and meaning, is all a part of the process to creating positive change. Nicole believes in community and is passionate about working with people to make a life that feels meaningful for them.
For the past 4 years Nicole has worked at the Child Development Institute as a Family and Child Worker. Her focus has been on assisting children and families with attachment based difficulties, aggression, anxiety, familial conflict, co-parenting and self-regulation. Nicole has great experiencing liaising with community professionals and resources, to help assist the family in accessing any supports they may need. Nicole has also had experience working in a number of treatment settings, such as schools, group homes and hospitals. Nicole uses a variety of treatment modalities such as CBT, EFFT, mindfulness and trauma informed approaches. Nicole consciously works from an anti-oppressive framework.
Nicole is currently completing her BSW through the University of Victoria, anticipating to graduate summer 2020. Nicole received her Honours B.A in Psychology from York University in 2013 and her diploma in Child and Youth Work from Humber College in 2014.