Growing up in a military family, Nicole has lived all over the United States and spent the last decade in the Midwest. She attended Michigan State University for undergrad and Indiana Wesleyan University for grad school where she studied Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She relocated to the South Bay area in 2019 and is excited to continue her counseling career in California.
“Your circumstances and mental health don’t have to define your life. I believe everyone should have the opportunity to be their authentic, truest self. By knowing who we are and what we’re capable of, we can take ownership of our lives and move forward with purpose and choice.
Therapy can help you understand yourself, find your strengths, and use that knowledge to create a better life. It can provide the tools you need to rise above these challenges and create lasting changes. Therapy gives healing to the past but it also can change the lens through which you see the present, giving you a new sense of control and purpose that exists outside of your symptoms and stressors. “
Some of Nicole’s professional interests:
- Anxiety, depression, bipolar
- Life-transition issues for people in their teens, 20’s and 30’s (moving out of parents’ houses, moving in with significant others, navigating and leaving higher education, beginning careers)
- Identity and self-discovery
- Challenges related to being a student, high school or college
- Challenges related to being high-IQ (sometimes called “gifted”)
Nicole welcomes all clients regardless of gender, sexuality, religion, or race. She is working toward licensure as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), and is supervised by William Jow (LMFT #50831).
Learn more at nicolemillikan.com.