Nichole White, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker and graduated from University of Southern Indiana in 2003 with her Master’s degree in Social Work. She joined the aha NOW! Counseling team in July 2016 and prior to this she worked at Youth First, a non-profit agency in Evansville. There she served as a high school social worker helping to strengthen family communication, family bonding, and help at-risk high school students succeed in school. She also has several years of experience being an in-patient therapist at Evansville Psychiatric Children’s Center where she worked with children who experienced trauma and children diagnosed with psychiatric disorders. She has over 15 years of experience working with children, teens, adults, and families.
Nichole specializes in peer relationships, parent child conflict, divorce adjustment, relationship concerns, grief counseling, and clients who experience anxiety, depression, marital issues, and trauma. In her practice, she uses evidenced based treatments such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused, Strength’s Perspective, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. In addition, she has received specialized training in play therapy and sandtray therapy, family skills training, grief loss interventions, mindfulness, and suicide assessment/counseling.
Nichole says, “It truly is a privilege when someone tells you their story and shares their feelings with you. It can be scary and difficult to share intimate things and ask for help.” She believes when working with clients, the sessions should be client-directed by what their needs and concerns are. She is there to support and validate their feelings and help them achieve their goals while embracing their strengths. With younger children, she may use therapeutic play through the means of creative expressions such as art, sand tray, music, mindfulness, all in order to help children process their feelings and also address trauma in a safe environment. She believes in being genuine and down to earth as the “relationship” between client and therapist is of utmost significance.
In her spare time, you will find her spending time with her husband and two kids, whom are at the center of her world. One of the greatest challenges in life is being a parent, but also one of the best parts of her life. She also enjoys running half-marathons, trying out new restaurants, traveling, exercising, and reading. She recognizes the importance of boundaries and balance in life and also loving who you are.