I am Nicole – wife, mother, sister, daughter, friend, and therapist!

Often times I am asked if I am a “Christian Counselor.”  To that I respond, “I am a therapist who is a Christian, undeservingly saved by God’s grace and mercy alone!  My professional license, however, is in Marriage & Family Therapy.”  Each client system is different, in all kinds of ways, and whether or not ones own spiritual beliefs are brought into the therapy room is up to each individual.

My Story

In 2010 I began my therapy career in the rural southwest corner of Kansas, where I worked with children, individuals, couples, and families and had the pleasure of sitting across from hundreds of hearts looking to better their relationships, lives, understanding of oneself, heal trauma or wounds, along with many other presenting issues.  I have come to learn that I relish the opportunity to sit across from couples the most, and have a passion for helping teens and their parents/those that love them understand and navigate the season of adolescence more intentionally and with less pain!

Why Baldwin City?

This past December my husband and I moved our family into Baldwin City- primarily because of its size, its schools, its small university to cheer on the home team, and its proximity to water, trees, and the amenities of the city!  I am excited to settle into this community personally and professionally.  The saying goes, “If you want to change the world start at home.”  Baldwin is our new home, and I am delighted to get to get to become a resource to all the families here!

Services Offered

Long before we knew we were moving to Baldwin, I named my practice “Willow Emotional & Relational Health, LLC.”   This makes things a bit confusing here in Douglas County, as there’s a Willow center in Lawrence!  Since I am not affiliated with them, I’m trying to be careful to differentiate myself from them!  I have a private office located at 804 High Street here in Baldwin!  It has it’s own entry, it’s own confidential waiting room space, and a beautiful therapy space!  I can’t wait for you all to see it!  I am on most of the major insurance panels, both private (Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, etc) and public (all the medicaid insurances), several of the Employee Assistance Programs, and also work with private out of pocket payers.

I look forward to knowing you all!  Go check out my website www.willowemotionalhealth.org, or give me a call!  I’d love to answer any questions you have or just meet you!  Thank you for being so sweet and welcoming to us, we are loving your precious community!!