Licensed Clinical Social Worker Near Me
Nicole Wisser, LCSW, recognizes that beginning or re-engaging in therapy can feel overwhelming and uncomfortable at times. These feelings are completely normal and expected in this process. Reaching out for support is one of the first steps in beginning this uncertain but exciting journey. Nicole sets the stage for you and her to create an authentic relationship that enacts respect, kindness, and empathic presence. Nicole will give full attention to what matters most to you and your well-being. There is no cookie-cutter or one-size-fits all method to therapy. Nicole will partner with you to design a treatment plan that you and she collaboratively tailor. Her expertise in a number of evidence-based approaches such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Strengths-based will be cornerstones to explore ways to improve your overall wellness including mental and physical health, as they are interconnected.
Within a caring space, Nicole has worked with individuals and couples on managing mental health symptoms and working toward goal achievement. Nicole can offer support as you work to improve relationship dynamics, enhance communication skills, prepare for difficult conversations, address work related stress, and manage symptoms of depression, anxiety, and grief.
Other areas of focus can include how to set boundaries with peers or family members, assertive communication skill building, and school/college transition challenges. Together you can explore how sleep hygiene, diet, exercise, and mindfulness all play a role in your mood and daily functioning. Nicole’s clients have reported increased feelings of confidence and resiliency, adaptability, reduction of symptoms, and an overall improved quality of life.
A key area of focus in counseling is learning strategies to improve self-care. Many times, individuals who spend a majority of their time taking care of their family members, employees, and friends forget to take care of themselves. This can result in both physical and emotional consequences, including but not limited to; interrupted sleep, high blood pressure, fatigue, and headaches. Many find that when their self-care is increased they are able to better care for their loved ones, perform better at work, foster closer friendships, and report higher self-esteem.
Education & Experience
Nicole completed her graduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis with a focus on individual, family, and couple therapy. She has provided therapeutic services in short-term crises and long-term intensive outpatient care in the behavioral health field for close to 10 years.
In Nicole’s free time she enjoys spending time with her animals, especially her Coonhound dog, who tags along for outdoor activities such as hiking, and camping. Nicole also enjoys yoga and incorporating mindfulness into her daily routine.