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Healing Stones

Meet The Team

Clinical Team 
 
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Nicole Layer, MA, MHC

CliINICAL Therapist

Nicole Layer is a compassionate Mental Health Counselor holding a provisional license (MHC-LP) in New York, who brings warmth and dedication to her practice. With a Masters of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from Hofstra University, Nicole is dedicated to continued learning and professional development tailored to her clients' needs.

Drawing from person-first and trauma-informed perspectives, Nicole specializes in supporting individuals navigating anxiety, depression, trauma, challenges in interpersonal dynamics, and LGBTQIA+ concerns. Her therapeutic style is characterized by empathy, psychoeducation, and unwavering transparency.

 

Nicole is steadfast in her commitment to helping clients achieve their therapeutic goals, and strives to cultivate an environment that is safe, supportive, and nurturing. She seeks to ensure that every client feels heard, understood, valued, and respected throughout their journey toward wellness.

 

Grounded in a person-first philosophy, Nicole prioritizes clients’ humanity over clinical labels, embracing a range of therapeutic modalities including CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), DBT (Dialectical-Behavioral therapy), solution-focused therapy, and mindfulness approaches. Above all, she aims to create a therapeutic space where clients feel empowered, validated, and supported without judgment, fostering an environment conducive to growth and healing.

 

Nicole’s Message to Clients

 

In the journey of life, we all face challenges that can weigh heavily on us. Sometimes these challenges, and the effort expended in overcoming them, cast a heavy darkness on our heart and mind. Whether those challenges are grappling with anxiety, navigating the depths of depression, confronting past traumas, or navigating the complexities of identity within the LGBTQIA+ spectrum - know that you are not alone.

Anxiety, depression, trauma – these are not just abstract clinical terms to me. They are experiences that I've seen, heard, and helped navigate countless times before. Ultimately, though everyone’s journey is unique, what remains constant is my dedication to your well-being.

Regardless of where you are in your journey, whether you're taking your first steps or you've been on this path for a while, I want you to know that there is hope, and there is a light, and together, we will find it. Together, we can explore your strengths, navigate the twists and turns of your inner landscape, and uncover paths towards healing and resilience. I believe in you, I believe in your capacity for change, and I believe in your ability to rewrite your story.

You deserve to feel heard, understood, and supported without judgment. That is exactly what I will provide – a safe, compassionate space where you can be authentically you. A space where your experiences are honored, and where your voice is valued.

So, if you're ready to take that brave step towards a brighter tomorrow, I'm here to help guide you along each step of the way. Let's embark on this journey together, with empathy, patience, and understanding.

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