Nicole Rabalais, MSSW, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History with a Minor Concentration in Spanish from Loyola University of New Orleans. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Master of Science in Social Work in 2008.
She has experience in the field of social work as a caseworker, therapeutic houseparent, mental health rehabilitation professional, group therapist, clinical manager, and therapist in private practice. She specializes in work with older adolescents and adults with a focus on anxiety, depression, and trauma. She emphasizes self- compassion and practical coping techniques.
Her overall focus is on psychological wellness through both purposeful living and healthy relationships.
She will help you determine your particular values and priorities and identify the obstacles that prevent you from living a life according to those values. She also places a heavy focus on finding balance in the various aspects of one’s life (work, relationships, recreation, health) to create fulfillment. Many of her methods are derived from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
When dealing with this aspect of therapy, she focuses mainly on assertiveness training/interpersonal effectiveness and interpersonal boundaries. This approach will help you to get your needs met while preserving positive relationships. Learning about interpersonal boundaries will help you develop healthy ways of connecting with others.
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) – Louisiana #11992
- Master’s of Science in Social Work – The University of Texas at Austin
- Bachelor’s of Arts – Loyola University New Orleans
- Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples