My Approach

Private Practice

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Recognizing the limitations of traditional insurance-driven mental health models, Nicole offers clients more creative pathways to personal growth and healing, integrating multiple techniques like expressive arts, sexual health, and yoga into traditional therapy. Together, Nicole will work with you to uncover challenges and create a specific approach that best fits your needs and goals.

Therapeutic Approaches

Carnelian is a safe and judgment-free space for people of all identities. We all deserve the support and tools to live our most fulfilling lives, but we live in a society full of shame and barriers to access.

Expressive Arts Therapy

As a Registered Expressive Arts Therapist (REAT®), Carnelian can offer unique approaches to healing.

Sex Therapy

Everyone deserves to experience pleasure and fulfillment. Sex and desire are impacted by a complex combination of societal expectations, culture, belief systems, family, and lived experiences.

Yoga and Mindfulness

Anxiety, depression, stress, and other mental health challenges impact us physically because our minds and bodies are connected.

Our Services


Carnelian offers psychotherapy as a more traditional therapy option, and as a baseline in combination with other approaches.

Consultation and Training

Carnelian welcomes the opportunity to work with universities, organizations, businesses, and other practices...

Clinical Supervision

Carnelian can offer clinical supervision to students/apprentice practitioners. This is a unique practice, offering learning outside of traditional insurance-based practice.


Carnelian also offers coaching to reach your goals. You may not be experiencing mental health challenges, but still feel stuck in your personal or professional life.

Education and Training

Master of Social Work, University of Missouri – St. Louis

Graduate Certificate in Gerontology, University of Missouri – St. Louis

Advanced Skills Training: Expressive Arts and Integrative Therapies I, II, III, & IV Fontbonne University

Advanced Clinical Skills Training: Human and Sex Trafficking, Fontbonne University

Sexual Health Certificate Program in Sex Therapy, University of Michigan 2019-2020

Bachelor of Social Work, University of Missouri – St. Louis

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Expert Clinical Psychologist in Manhattan

With a big team health issues and life challenges we’re fortunate to be able to help individuals and couples with a wide range of mental health issues and life challenges. We can meet face to face or via telehealth.
New Patient Special Offer Complimentary Consultation

Our Philosophy

  • American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT)
  • National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
  • International Expressive Arts Therapy Association (IEATA)
  • Journal of Social Service Research, Editorial Board: Special Guest Reviewer
  • Pineapple Support Society, Therapist
  • Kink-Aware Professionals (KAP): Sex-Positive Support for Kink and Nonmonogamy, Therapist
  • Polyamory-Friendly Professionals, Therapist