ABOUT ME

About me, my experience and my approach

Hi! I am Nicole French. I have been a counselor for the last 10 years and have worked with some of the most diverse clients helping them to find a path toward health and mental wellness. For some this has looked like freeing themselves from old hurts, finding value in themselves again or possibly for the first time, setting healthy boundaries in various types of relationships, learning skills to manage specific symptoms like anxiety or depression, and building achievable goals in all areas of their lives.

I believe that each client is unique and I am skilled at weaving in strategies that will work for you and help you achieve your goals especially utilizing Eye Movement, Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Internal Family Systems (IFS) or parts work. Other areas that influence my style of therapy include Gottman method couples therapy, cognitive behavioral strategies, attachment theory and strengths based therapy.

I am authentic and real when I walk into a session and encourage you to do the same. I encourage people to have goals in therapy and to develop respect and love for their voice. I work best with those that are reflective, sensitive, and ready to make changes in their life.

Treatment Modalities
  • Eye Movement, Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)

  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Mindfulness Based

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Attachment Theory

  • Gottman Couples Therapy

Education
  • University of Florida, 2011

  • License No. and State: MH12613 Florida

Areas of Specialization
  • Anxiety

  • PTSD

  • Depression

  • Grief and Loss

  • Relationship Issues

  • Life Stage Transitions

  • Coping Skills

  • Stress Management

Balance is key to everything. What we do, think, say, eat, feel, they all require awareness and through this awareness we can grow. 

Koi Fresco

CONTACT ME

 

You can reach Nicole French via phone (352.281.0034) or email (BalancedWellnessAndCounseling@gmail.com) using this contact form.

PHONE

352.281.0034

E-MAIL

 

Please note that email and text messaging are not always secured methods of communication. Nicole cannot guarantee the confidentiality or privacy of email or text messages. Communicating via email and/or text implies the acceptance of this risk and acknowledgement of informed consent.

In a crisis or emergency situation, please call a crisis hotline (e.g., Alachua County Crisis Line 352-264-6789; National Suicide Hotline 1-800-SUICIDE), go to your nearest emergency hospital, or call 9-1-1.

Location

1204 NW 69th Terrace, Suite F

Gainesville, Fl 32605

The office is located off Newberry Road behind the Red Lobster.

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Nicole's Clinical Hours are Tuesday-Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm and some Saturdays by appointment only