Nicola Pierre-Smith

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
4 Endorsed
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(267) 799-1114 Website

Nicola Pierre-Smith

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
4 Endorsed

Location

1518 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(267) 799-1114
Offers online therapy
Website
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About

I know asking for help can be hard, especially if you identify as Black or Person of Color. Your decision to seek help from a Therapist is a sign of courage and self-awareness, not weakness. If you are feeling "stuck", have experienced childhood or recent traumatic events, struggle with anxiety, or having difficulty in a romantic or professional relationship, I can help. Our therapeutic relationship will help you gain awareness for life events and generational patterns that are influencing present day concerns. You will also develop new coping skills to move out of survival mode and into a thriving daily lifestyle.
Your therapy sessions will include a relational approach that is anti-oppressive and trauma informed. Though I am competent in many treatment approaches and trained in EMDR, I will collaborate with you to determine the most suitable approach for your therapy.
You do not have to "hit rock bottom" to begin therapy. Whether you are new to therapy, have benefited from therapy in the past, or you are currently a practicing Therapist, give yourself permission to now include therapy as part of your healthy life plan.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: Up to $145
Pay By: American Express, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Federal Employee Program BCBS
  • Highmark
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • License: Pennsylvania / PC008047
  • School: Barry University
  • Year Graduated: 2012

Endorsements

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
"Nicola is an informed and personable therapist that I've known and trusted for years. I have witnessed her unique approach and compassion positively impact clients' lives."

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, MLSP, LCSW

Location

1518 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(267) 799-1114
Offers online therapy
Website
Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues
Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Life Transitions
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Black and African American and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Age
  • Adults
Communities
  • HIV / AIDS Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • EMDR
  • Person-Centered
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals

Links

My Website

Nearby Areas

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Last Modified: 30 Nov 2022
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Nicola Pierre-Smith

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC