Nicole Brucato Cooley
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RDT, RYT
Nicole is a marriage and family therapist and registered drama therapist. She specializes in creative approaches to treatment for individuals and couples. Her main areas of competency include anxiety/depression, PTSD, and in general, just dealing with the instability of being. Nicole believes that everyone has the ability to heal oneself and overcome life's challenges through accessing inner sources of vitality and creativity. Therapy is the space that allows the cultivation of those inner resources in order to discover new ideas, realities, strengths, flexibility and move toward greater health, happiness, and well-being.
With this philosophy in mind, Nicole blends talk therapy approaches with drama therapy techniques (role-play, sound & movement), as well as meditation and yoga practices to offer comprehensive treatment options for her clients.
Nicole has provided treatment for individuals of all ages, couples, families, and groups in a variety of settings including outpatient, home based, school based, after school, residential, and in-patient. She received her master's degree in counseling psychology (focus in drama therapy) from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco.
- Years in Practice: 6 Years
- School: California Institute of Integral Studies
- Year Graduated: 2007
- License and State: 01430 Nevada
- Cost per Session: $100 - $150
- Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
- BlueCross and BlueShield
- Out of Network
If I am not in your insurance network, we can look at the sliding scale which will be based on your yearly income.
Email me or call (646) 847-8081 with questions.
- License No. and State: 001265 State of New York
- Certificate: Yoga Alliance / Registered Yoga Teacher RYT200
- Certificate Date: 2016
- Certificate: NADTA / Registered Drama Therapist
- Certificate Date: 2011
Nicole Brucato Cooley's Groups
This is a drama therapy group for adults navigating a variety of life's issues. We come together to explore, play, support, develop relationships and revel in the mess of it all!
- Trauma and PTSD
- Relationship Issues
- Behavioral Issues
- Child or Adolescent
- Coping Skills
- Emotional Disturbance
- Marital and Premarital
- Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
- Self Esteem
- Sexual Abuse
- Suicidal Ideation
- Mood Disorders
- Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
- Children (6 to 10)
Types of Therapy
- Drama Therapy
- Expressive Arts
- Family / Marital
- Family Systems
- Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
- Play Therapy
- Trauma Focused
- Online Counseling
If you're looking for a therapist who is skilled in creating a dynamic and creative approach to healing, Nicole is an excellent choice. Her knowledge and training in drama therapy and her passion for encouraging self expression allows her clients to guide their personal growth with her expert facilitation. Nicole is kind and trusts her instincts, which allows her clients to trust theirs.