About Nicole Dunn, MA, LPC, NCC | Narrative Therapy
Nicole Dunn, MA, LPC, NCC specializes in individual therapy, working with children, adolescents, teenagers, and adults, as well as family therapy. Her areas of expertise and foci include narrative therapy, solution-focused therapy, postmodern social constructivist therapies, structural and strategic family therapies, as well as multisystemic therapy, REBT, behavioral therapy, cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness and dialectical behavioral therapy. Nicole collaborates with individuals, couples, parents, and families, encouraging viewpoints through wider, multiple lenses when considering issues, nurturing others towards envisioning holistic healing and change.
Nicole provides support in the field of counseling to nurture and empower the potential for beneficial progress, enriching life, both individually and within relationships. Nicole offers skill-building approaches, using a systemic focus, providing understanding of people both individually, as well as within their relationships with others, and within other systems and communities, helping other towards positive growth and adjustment, mentally, emotionally, behaviorally, and physically.
Nicole has worked with individuals, children and adults, and families, in Butler, Mercer, Venango, and Allegheny counties for many years, inspired by the concept that individuals relate to a context, one that is shaped and reshaped in social situations, influencing how people see themselves and their roles in relation to the larger world, as well as how they interpret and interact with that world.
Nicole has focused on utilizing approaches that help with anxiety, depression, trauma, stress management, and relational conflict, seeing individuals as capable of building change, empowered by collaboration within the therapeutic relationship, nurturing and unlocking the potential towards progress and success.
Historically, Nicole has completed her service through Americorps, helping diverse populations in various settings, as well as working in behavioral health settings with children, adolescents, and teenagers, and their families, focusing on the myriad of developmental stages of life. Nicole has also worked, through behavioral programs, with children diagnosed with autism and also through PARC, with individuals diagnosed with intellectual disabilities. Nicole has earned her Master of Counseling degree at SRU, through a CACREP accredited program, proceeding to completion of the requirements for acquiring PA licensure in professional counseling, as well as earning certification in both multisystemic and family-based therapies.
Nicole enjoys literary events, reading, and writing, and attending multicultural events, as well as allying with marginalized people and groups. Nicole often goes biking and traveling in her free time, as well as being a literature, art, and film aficionado.
Nicole is originally from New Orleans and has lived in Pennsylvania since 2000. Nicole is currently working on a Master of Writing degree at SUNH, and also seeks to bridge the understanding and processing of internal experience associated with movement through the outside world, whether related to stress, trauma, anger, or anxiety, through the power and release of writing.
Nicole’s Therapy Philosophy
Nicole often supports insight and understanding through stories. Stories can often heal and replenish emotional and mental wellness, as well as being empowering, inspiring, and restorative. “The real voyage of discovery consists, not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” – Marcel Proust.
How to Get Started
Nicole provides in-person therapy in our Wexford location. If you’re interested in narrative therapy with Nicole, you can reach us at 412-322-2129 or email us at email@example.com to get started. Or contact us here.