School Psychology Resident
Nicole is a practicing school psychologist in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS), working with children and adolescents. Through this position, she has gained extensive knowledge about the special education identification process. She specializes in administering psychological evaluations, providing individual counseling, and leading psychoeducational groups. Her experience also includes developing functional behavioral assessments and providing consultations to parents around the special education process, social/emotional, behavioral, and learning needs.
Nicole currently offers individual psychotherapy to children (ages 5 and over), adolescents, and young adults who may struggle with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, emotional regulation, ADHD, executive functioning difficulties, and life transitions. Nicole utilizes a strength-based and holistic approach when working with her clients. She incorporates elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, and Motivational Interviewing into sessions to increase the use of new skills, improve thought processes, and reduce overall symptoms.
Nicole earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology at George Mason University (2015). She earned her Master’s degree and Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) in School Psychology (2017) from George Mason University. Nicole has maintained qualifications to be a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) since 2020. Nicole has received training in cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and trauma informed practices. She is also a Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) trainer and has provided these trainings to school personnel.
In her free time, Nicole enjoys spending time with her family, exercising, and reading. Nicole is Resident in School Psychology and is working to obtain licensure under the supervision of Christine Willing.