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Nicole Jenkins, LMHC, M.S.Ed., Founder,
NYS Licensed Clinical Psychotherapist
NYS Licensed Special Education/General Education Teacher, Brainspotting Practitioner, Certified Hypnotherapist
Denielle Patterson, MS, MHC-LP,
Associate Mental Health Counselor,
NYS Pre-licensed MHC Professional/
NYS Elementary Teacher, K-12, Montessori
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Going through the challenges of life on your own can be tough; but with the genuine support of an empathetic, attentive, encouraging therapist who is ready and able to provide the safe and nonjudgmental space that welcomes you to delve deeper into yourself, you can discover your inner resources. As your therapist, I will ensure that you feel seen, heard, and understood. Together we can uncover the core source of your anxiety, depression, stress, and painful experiences and work towards your growth and healing. My approach is Person-Centered, Psychodynamic, and Solution-Focused. My training in somatic interventions will help you to identify places where feelings are stuck in your body and you will learn ways to notice and release discomfort. My use of Cognitive Behavioral and Rational Emotive Behavioral skills will help you to explore the overwhelming thoughts, limiting beliefs, and negative patterns that have been holding you back and keeping you down, and you will learn tools that help you move forward into the life that you want to live and thrive in.

 

I hold a limited permit in mental health counseling and currently practice under the licensed supervision of Nicole Jenkins. In additional to my clinical background providing skilled therapy to individual adults, children, adolescents, and families, I also hold a Master's Degree in School Counseling and have a wealth of experience teaching children, as well as with adults in Academic Counseling. My post-graduate education includes formal Advanced Study in Mental Health Counseling, which has equipped me to treat issues that have included grief and loss, trauma, sexuality, life-purpose confusion, and work-life imbalance. I look forward to meeting you and beginning our work together on the issues you are faced with. 

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Nicole has been facilitating groups for families, children, and parents and working with individuals and couples in various professional helping capacities for over 20 years.  She holds a Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, as well as a Master's Degree in Education and is licensed to practice Mental Health Counseling in New York State.  As a clinical psychotherapist, Nicole integrates a combination of Analytic Psychotherapy, Mindfulness, and Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT) interventions. She is also trained in advanced trauma recovery specialties which include Brainspotting, Somatic Experiencing, and Hypnotherapy. She has been a professionally Licensed and Certified Teacher since 2007, having provided Special Education services to students with emotional, physical, psychological, and/or intellectual disabilities through The New York City Department of Education and is an approved and contracted SETSS (Special Education Teacher Support Services) related services provider for the NYCDOE. She has worked as a Domestic Violence Clinician for one of the nation's largest nonprofit organizations serving families in traumatic crisis.  

 

Nicole has practiced clinical psychotherapy with adults, adolescents, families and children at a Brooklyn outpatient psychiatric treatment center licensed by the Office of Mental Health (OMH). She currently operates a private psychotherapy practice, supporting clients in resolving issues related to depression, anxiety, substance abuse, life stressors, grief, loss, trauma and other mental health concerns. She also provides Spiritual Wellness coaching. Apart from facilitating Professional  Development Workshops for teachers and school staff as a vendor for the Department of Education, she has also  conducted Self-Care Sessions and Mental Health Workshops with children, families, couples, individuals and groups at MINKA, a holistic wellness center in Brooklyn.  She has formal clinical training in Analytic Psychotherapy, Brainspotting (All 4 Phases) through trainings from Brainspotting founder David Grand, as well as formal training in Active Imagination and Hypnotherapy, and is a Certified Hypnotherapist.  Nicole is also formally trained in Somatic Experiencing from Peter Levine's Ergos Institute of Somatic Experiencing, and also formally trained in Child-Centered Play Therapy, Sand Tray, and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).  In addition, Nicole is a proud mother of a daughter and a son.

Therapeutic Resources

Introduction to Art Therapy

Video Credit: Pamela Hayes, MFT

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Introduction to Sandplay Therapy

Video Credit: Dori Pelz-Sherman, PhD

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