Nicole Annunziata is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor skilled in Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma Informed Care, Person Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. Her training has helped her cultivate a practice that allows her clients to feel safe and as equal team members in their treatment planning. Nicole attributes her success with clients and colleagues to her core values of: empathy, collaboration and working towards a common goal.
Nicole’s passion lies in helping people get re-acquainted with their abilities, strengths and their motivation to live happy and healthy lives. She engages her clients in conversations about their goals and their personal path to success and recovery. She has been successful in helping individuals learn coping skills to combat anxiety, depression, anger management and familial issues. She also has great interest and experience in women’s issues and societal/systemic impact as it relates to culture, tradition and race and the effects on emotional health.
Nicole began her educational/professional journey at CUNY Lehman College in Psychology with a secondary focus in Women's Studies. Nicole went on to obtain her Master's Degree in Counseling from The College of New Rochelle. After completing her education, she accepted a case management position with a community based organization where she had the opportunity to work with adults and families through partnerships with local hospitals and non-profit organizations. It was through her direct work with her clients that she felt compelled to pursue her license in mental health counseling. After completing her coursework, she moved on to become the Director of Case Management and Director of Quality Improvement. Most recently Nicole is a team member at a Behavioral Health Organization where she oversees other Licensed Professionals.
Through her advocacy and work, Nicole hopes to contribute to the fight against the stigma of mental illness and decreasing inequality in healthcare based on bias, stereotypes and systemic barriers.