As a psychodynamic psychotherapist with over 35 years of experience I believe you are coming to me as a fellow pilgrim, journeying toward healing that comes when deepest concerns are shared safely with another human being. My approach invites reflection and the creation of a space where you can move at your own pace. When you tell me your story which may be painful, even terrible for you, I desire to stay with you and provide emotional presence especially when the going gets rough.
If you find yourself struggling with feeling overwhelmed by so many life demands that you are unable to tend to your own needs, I can help you to recognize what is contributing to getting stuck and learn ways to get your life back. You may be immobilized by old, self-defeating habits, being driven by "shoulds", fears of being judged by others, or a general sense that taking time to take care of yourself will result in negative consequences. This likely impacts the quality of your relationships, health, and your sense of empowerment.
Perhaps you are wondering what it will be like to talk to a therapist and whether it will make a difference. If you are recognizing something that needs exploration, sorting out, or some kind of resolution, you are wise in paying attention to that. There is something healing in talking confidentially in a supportive, non-judgmental atmosphere with someone who cares, gives you undivided attention and positive regard, and is trained to listen and respond to what is said and what is not. It can be hard asking for help. And it can be the best thing you ever did.
I have been practicing clinical psychology for nearly 20 years as a licensed psychologist. In that time, I have had the pleasure of working with many people who have struggled with a wide range of challenges including relationship and couple's difficulties, addiction, anxiety, depression, serious health concerns, loss, and trauma. I utilize a number of different perspectives including cognitive-behavioral, emotion focused individual and couples, and dynamic therapies. I am also trained in EMDR, mindfulness, relaxation, stress, and pain management.
I am an experienced therapist. I bring my life and professional experiences to meet each person from my belief that each individual has the capacity for change within them. My clients are experiencing chronic pain, PTSD, Dissociative Identity Disorder, relationship and life change issues, as well as depression and anxiety. I pull from my skills in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, EFT (Emotional Energy work), .
I was drawn to social work out of my desire to understand and empathize with human suffering. I believe that all of us, at some point in our lives, can benefit from healing therapy sessions. The bulk of my career has been in Hospice care, therefore, I specialize in grief work. We can grieve over the changes in life that don't resemble death, such as postpartum, divorce, empty nest and caring for our parents. I can help to cope with these transitions as well. I left a successful practice in FL to start again in beautiful Brevard with my husband. We take advantage of the outdoor lifestyle and enjoy visits from our daughter in college.
*Accepting new clients.* A trusting, nurturing therapeutic relationship allows you to be open and vulnerable as you examine your feelings, your struggles and your relationships. I've been providing confidential, compassionate counseling for over 30 years. I listen deeply and guide you to discovering your truth and improving the quality of your life. Everyone wants to feel heard and understood. In this context people can gain self awareness and self esteem. I enjoy helping people learn to love themselves, set healthy boundaries and develop coping skills as they meet life's challenges.
I believe that making time for therapy is giving yourself and those around you a gift. A nonjudgmental curiosity about the self will allow you to understand with greater clarity what you want your life to look like. . . and to make that intention your reality.
I have 20 years of experience working in the field of trauma, addiction recovery, attachment issues and other life stressors. I draw on a variety of evidenced based therapeutic interventions, and incorporate somatic/body-based experiences to help people identify, release, and heal from trauma. I received my Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Louisiana State University, completed my Master's of Social Work from Tulane University, and obtained my licensure in 2004. I am experienced and trained as an Approved Clinical Supervisor to both LCSWA and LPCA interns.
**Not accepting new clients as of 7/8/21**Whatever may be impacting you right now, a supportive ear, a caring witness can help you understand and sort out what is going on and explore ways to alleviate distress and improve your quality of life. I have experience and interest in working with individuals struggling with anxiety and mood disorders, relationship issues, chronic health problems, women's health (fertility issues, pregnancy, postpartum issues and adjustment), life transitions, work stress, parenting and a wide range of mental health concerns. I will work with you to shape the therapeutic experience for growth and change.
I believe we all have times in our lives when we become overwhelmed and may need help from another person. If this is your first-time seeking help, it can be intimidating to choose a therapist and begin the journey to healing. My goal is to create a safe place for clients to explore challenging areas of their lives. I work with clients who are experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, substance abuse, relationship issues and life transitions. No matter where you find yourself in the life journey you will be welcomed and provided with compassionate support.
My passion is helping people who feel their best self is stuck by trauma, depression or anxiety, learn to access and trust their wisdom on the path towards healing. The approach I use is collaborative and multidisciplinary, utilizing EMDR, psycho-education, CBT, art therapy, guided imagery, and energy work to help patients let go of their negative beliefs and create balance and authenticity in their lives. My ideal client is one who is navigating emerging adulthood, searching to heal from significant trauma or managing challenging life transitions. I am licensed in North Carolina and Georgia
I practice from a strengths-based, whole-person wellness perspective. I aspire to help my clients define, understand, and enhance their innate abilities to meet and work through the challenges that inevitably arise in each of our lives. My clinical efforts are aimed at helping you/your child increase and enrich the experience of being connected, appreciated, and understood. I draw from my experience working in wilderness therapy, outpatient clinic, and in-home intensive therapy to bring a well-rounded approach, full of creativity to every session.
I use holistic therapy techniques to empower individuals who struggle with addiction, past trauma, and relationships to live a happy, courageous life by releasing the unhealthy or toxic patterns that keep them stuck and from discovering their true purpose.
Are you looking for ways to cope, heal and grow in your life? Do you want to enhance your relationships, manage depressed or anxious feelings, or heal the hurt of a loss? For forty years, people of all ages have found effective ways to make life changes through their work with me. You will find a rich range of clinical experience to help you.
Are you tired of chasing issues that never seem to resolve? Do you find yourself repeating patterns in your life/relationships that are not effective? Do you feel stuck, depressed, anxious? I believe deeply that change is possible for anyone, and it begins with a safe and accepting environment that I provide.
My approach to therapy is warm, non-
threatening, practical and empowering, with a focus on identifying patterns and obstacles that prevent you from reaching your goals. I build on personal strengths and self-responsibility.
See my website for more info: www.shirleynicholsoncounseling.com
NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS AT THIS TIME. I am a licensed psychotherapist with 16 years experience. I specialize in psychospirituality - integrating psychological and spiritual pathways. I love spirituality that honors healing and psychology that knows healing is sacred work. My heart is devoted to showing people how to be nourished by essence and radiate the sacred.
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, MEd, LPC, LCMHC, LCAS
I offer in-depth, insight oriented and compassionate psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and groups and have been involved in the counseling and mental health field since 1990. My goal is to provide treatment designed to help individuals to identify negative or self-sabotaging thinking patterns and behavior, and to develop healthier, more fulfilling relationships and an enhanced quality of life.
I am a contemporary, psychodynamic/analytic oriented psychotherapist, who will work with you to move through emotional obstacles to create pathways for deeply fulfilling change in your personal and/or professional life. My approach is based on understanding the combination of your past experiences, current situation and future hopes. I am both supportive and analytic in helping you move into underlying causes of distress. I work with couples, adults and pre-teens/teens who suffer from anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, career considerations and major life transitions including fertility, parenting, sexuality, divorce, affairs, empty nest. I welcome the opportunity to discuss your situation and needs.
My clients are adults, adolescents, and children who need help coping with anxiety, depression, anger, trauma, abuse, educational/employment situations, family dynamics, or other problems impacting their mental health. Though I practice Cognative Behavioral Therapy, I employ a variety of methods including "talk therapy", EMDR, sand therapy, and play therapy, depending upon individual need. I strive to provide unconditional acceptance and support to my clients as they work to achieve their counseling goals. I accept Medicaid and most private insurance.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Brevard are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Brevard then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Brevard, or Child Psychologists in Brevard.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Brevard psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Brevard specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.