Nicole_Trader

I’m Nicole Trader

I help individuals that are longing to find meaning out of the difficult life experiences they’ve faced.

I am a graduate counseling intern at Replenish Her.

 

If there were one thing I could tell the younger version of myself, it would be that you are enough, just the way you are right now. It’s okay to let go of the constant struggle to be and do more. Your needs are worthy and valid. You deserve to have people around you who care about your feelings, thoughts, and needs.

Life can be full of stressful and uncertain times, leaving you feeling disconnected, hopeless, and broken. These feelings can lead to unhelpful thought patterns and feeling “stuck” in the same cycles. My goal in joining with you is to rediscover your values, tap into your strengths, and reach your full potential so that you can live a more fulfilling and authentic life. The foundation of every one of my sessions is empowering you to be the best version of yourself.

Beginning therapy and sharing your story can be an incredibly vulnerable experience. When you choose to work with me, I put an emphasis on making my therapy room feel comfortable. I want to help you feel genuinely seen, heard, and understood. If you’ve encountered loss, gone through a traumatic experience, or have been struggling with anxiety or depression; I will walk alongside you, offering support and guidance, as you navigate these experiences. Along the way, I will help you rediscover your confidence so that you can trust yourself in the process to wellbeing.

I do my best work with women and teens who are…

Undergoing challenging life transitions that leave them feeling defeated and discouraged.

Feeling stressed, anxious, or overwhelmed and seeking fulfillment in their lives.

Struggling with perfectionism and wanting to find peace in who they are today.

Longing to feel more restored and connected to those around them.

Seeking to discover their values and develop a stronger sense of identity.

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I am a graduate counseling student at Vanderbilt University in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. I am being supervised by Christine Finnegan, LPC-MHSP, the owner of Replenish Her Counseling. I approach all of my counseling work from a humanistic perspective, drawing primarily from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I value a holistic approach to my work and strive to build an authentic and genuine relationship with my clients so that we can create lasting change. I also love to incorporate art and expressive therapies into my work, especially for teens and young women. I find this creative outlet to be a tool for clients to raise self-esteem and grow in self-awareness.

Prior to pursuing my degree in counseling, I obtained my bachelor's degree from NC State University in Raleigh, North Carolina. There, I triple majored in Biochemistry, Polymer and Color Chemistry, and Human Biology. For most of my life, I thought I wanted to be a physician. After graduating, I went to work at a hospital, where I coordinated clinical trials for patients in the heart and vascular departments. While interacting with patients before their heart procedure and during their recovery, I discovered a passion for counseling and holistic wellness. I truly loved the opportunity to hear someone's story and build a genuine connection with them. Once I found that medicine wasn't quite giving me the fulfillment I was seeking, I changed career paths and have never looked back. I'm so grateful that I found my niche and have the opportunity to pursue my calling.

When I am not seeing clients, you will likely find me going for a run outdoors. I am always looking forward to a new race! My idea of a great night is having dinner with my friends, either at a new restaurant in town or over a charcuterie board. I also enjoy painting abstract art, reading fiction, attending yoga classes, and watching movies.

Details

  • Individual Counseling $80
  • Out-of-Network Benefits can be applied based on your insurance plan. It is your responsibility to verify your reimbursement rate with your insurance company. Please note that a formal Mental Health Diagnosis is required for filing for insurance reimbursement.
  • Payment can be made with a Health Savings Account, Credit Card, Cash, or Check.
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