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Hi, I'm Nicole (she/her)

One of my favorite phrases is Hakuna Matata. No worries, right? Yeah, right! We all have stress and worry. I am passionate about helping people like you learn to deal and cope with these stressors, heal relationships, and feel better to take on the world!

 

I work with clients 17 and up, and specialize in couples therapy, and parent and caregiver support! I look forward to walking alongside you on your journey to wellness. 

MO License #2017036054

Clinical Manager & Staff Therapist

COUPLES THERAPY

Relationships are hard and take work to be successful. I LOVE and get EXCITED about helping couples navigate ways to improve their relationship, communicate better with each other, feel heard and respected, and strengthen the bonds you have with each other. 

Sometimes, relationships have run their course...so, if you are looking for a supportive space to decide what are the best, next steps for you and your partner, then you can also reach out. 

I graduated from the University of Kansas with a B.A. in Psychology. I received a M.A. in Counseling from the University of Missouri Kansas City with an emphasis in Couples and Family. I have worked in the mental health field for 14+ years. 

If you are ready to heal your relationship and learn better ways to communicate, work together, and show love and respect, please do not hesitate to reach out!

Nicole Murdock, Black couples therapist

INDIVIDUAL THERAPY

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If you are seeking individual therapy, you may find our styles match if you are an adult who is excited and motivated to address some of the difficulties in your life. These might be:

  • Trauma & PTSD, and managing the impacts of trauma on parenting and behavior

  • Depression and low self-esteem

  • Anxiety and other life stressors 

I use evidence-based practices to help you change your negative or harmful patterns of behavior, and thinking, and to achieve personal growth. I tend to use an integrative approach to counseling, combining Person-Centered, Family Systems, and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

 

To assist clients who have experienced trauma and other adverse experience, I pull from Eye Movement and Desensitization Therapy (EMDR), the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT), and Adoption Competency (TAC). You might be wondering what this means-- this means, that I can use different techniques to help you understand the impact trauma can have on your life, and support you in overcoming its effects on your life. I understand that trauma can change how you respond to stressors and triggers, possibly causing you to have big reactions to everyday events, impact your relationships (and your ability to trust others), and produce behavior that makes parenting and caregiving challenging. 

If you are ready to commit to feeling better by managing stress, anxiety, and depression, then schedule your free consultation today!

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

Education

Master of Arts (M.A.), Counseling

University of Missouri, Kansas City

Clinical Training

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT)

Training for Adoption Competency (TAC)

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT)

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