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Degrees and Credentials

  • S.Ed. Guidance and Counseling, University of West Georgia, 2009
  • M.Ed. Guidance and Counseling, State University of West Georgia, 2003
  • BA Psychology, State University of West Georgia, 1998
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) –GA LPC008450
  • National Certified Counselor (NCC) – NBCC 82731
  • Nationally Certified School Counselor (NCSC) NBCC 82731
  • Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) ACS 2762

Areas of Competence

  • Mental Health Counseling for child, adolescent and adult populations
  • Individual, Group, Couples and Marriage Counseling
  • Assessment & Diagnosis
  • Career counseling

 

Nicholas is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia (LPC008450) specializing in individual, couples and family therapy, and maintains a private practice in Blairsville. Georgia..  He has extensive experience working with children and parents to solve educational and behavioral difficulties that arise from time to time.  He enjoys working with individuals to identify solutions and accommodations to support individual success for clients and their families.  His skills provide for the opportunity to work with child, adolescent and adult populations in regard to developmental, social and familial existential dilemmas that influence an individual’s experience.    

He believes that every person has the capability grow into the person they would like to become and thrive in their life and relationships. Since every person is unique, he uses an eclectic approach to therapy, tailoring each counseling session to fit the clients' specific needs and personalities. He encourages clients to take responsibility for their own thoughts, behaviors and actions. He utilizes an active approach in therapy by listening, inquiring and occasionally challenging clients to try something new or acquire an alternative perspective to an issue. His clients describe him as warm, empathetic and direct.

He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of West Georgia in 1998, a Master of Arts in Guidance and Counseling in 2003, and an Education Specialist in Guidance and Counseling in 2009.  He has 10 years of experience as an elementary school counselor.  He is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), the American School Counseling Association (ASCA) and is certified as both a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Nationally Certified School Counselor (NCSC) by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC).  With over fourteen years experience as a Professional School Counselor, and as a graduate of Ed.S Professional Counseling program at the University of West Georgia he is currently serving as as a school counselor by day and as a private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients.

Nicholas is an interactive, solution-focused therapist. His therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. He integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, He works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

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