Welcome To Integrative NeuroCounseling

Innovative Strategies to Life's Challenges

PTSD, ADHD, NeuroCoaching & Mind-Body Therapies

NeuroCounseling & Mind-Body Therapies

Neurocounseling and somatic therapies can help you become more attuned to your feelings, expand perspectives, and integrate your mind-body connection. Become your "authentic self" by managing and/or eliminating overthinking, negative self-talk, toxic stress and improve interpersonal relationships. Remove the emotional charge of traumatic memories, family patterns, self-defeating language, subconscious mechanisms, habits and behaviors.

PTSD, Trauma, Grief & Bereavement

Need help adjusting or moving through a traumatic life experience, or a death? Experience new ways to process emotional pain, honor yourself and loved ones, disentangle the narrative in your mind. Develop debriefing skills by desensitizing unwanted body sensations/core beliefs, while changing your neurobiology. Whether you are reacclimating to civilian life or have had a life altering event I can help.

EMS, Dispatch, Nurses, Firefighters, Police & Veterans

First responders have unique symptoms and challenges that are complicated. Specializing in treatments for complex traumas can help you with these symptoms: Reduce reactivity, flashbacks, rumination, hypervigilance, anger, avoidance, insomnia, chronic pain and the fluctuation between flooding and feeling numb, "wired and tired."

Multiple Brain Integration Technique (mBIT) "MBraining"

Certified mBIT Coach (Individual & Group Sessions Available) mBIT is a suite of tools and techniques for communicating with, integrating and harnessing the power of your multiple brains (head, heart and gut brains). In developing mBIT, what they discovered in essence, is that each of your brains has a competency that is its 'highest expression' and that the three brains, when operating via these competencies, produce synergistic effects and bring greater wisdom to decision making, relationships and life. The highest expressions are Compassion (heart), Creativity (head) and Courage (gut). When all three work together they produce amazing results! The exciting new best-selling personal evolution book!!! Written By: Grant Soosalu & Marvin Oka

Counselor Consultation Individual & Group

Feeling stuck with clients? Let me help you customize creative interventions you can use to move forward. Gain advanced skills based on practical neuroscience, Learn Somatic Interventions (Mind/Body Therapies), Polyvagal & Attachment Theory Application, develop core competencies in trauma informed care, build resiliency through whole brain integration, network and build a thriving private practice.

Nichole is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Nationally Board Certified (NCC) with a diplomate level credentialing at the American Academy of Traumatic Experts (DAAETS). She also has completed Certifications as a Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP)  and a Neuroscience Certificate for Clinical Practice. Additionally, Nichole has trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and is a neurocoach with an NLP Master Practitioner Certification. She recently completed the Trauma-Sensitive HeartMath Certified Practitioner and a Certified Multiple Brain Integration Technique (mBIT) Coach Certification.

She earned her Masters of Counseling at Lindenwood University and her Bachelors of Science in Business Management and Psychology at Central Methodist University. Nichole received additional education from Lutheran School of Nursing and Liberty University Philosophy and Religious Studies.

Nichole is a member of The American Counseling Association, International Association of Trauma Professionals, The Society for Neuroscience, a member of International Crisis Intervention Team and a member of The American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress.


About

Counseling & Coaching Services

$125.00/Minutes

Couples, Extended Counseling, or Consultation Services

$150.00/Minutes
Psychotherapy Modalities 
As an Integrative Therapist I utilize numerous theories of human functioning and psychotherapy based on developmental research. Integration in counseling refers to the bringing together the whole person-affective, cognitive, behavioral, physiological and the spiritual dimensions within each individual.

I incorporate Brain-Based Therapy and Practical Neuroscience to improve attachment, emotional regulation, distress tolerance, mindful practices, and memory reconsolidation which is faster than just traditional talk therapy.

The Humanistic Approach focuses on individual uniqueness and consciousness. The personality is studied and explored from your personal experience and worldview. The study of self, human potential and Maslow's Hierarchy of needs. "YOU" are the expert in your story, I am the facilitator.

Logotherapy & Existentialism is a philosophical approach seeking deeper meaning, exploring human capacities, helping you examine patterns, while shifting towards purpose, finding meaning in suffering and altruism.

Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)  Is influencing brain behavior "neuro," through the use of language, "linguistic," and non-verbal communication to enable a person to "recode" the way the brain responds to stimuli "programming." Neuro-Linguistic Programming: focuses on the relationship between positive patterns and the subjective experiences increasing self-awareness, effective communication, and underlying subconscious mechanisms.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an extensively researched integrative psychotherapy proven "gold standard" for trauma treatment. EMDR utilizes eye movements, bi-lateral sound or pulsations to stimulate both hemispheres of the brain. Traumatic memories are stored in parts of the brain where they can’t be processed then images, sounds and emotions related to the memory become “frozen in time.” EMDR “unfreezes” these memories, as this occurs, the memory loses its emotional charge and becomes less distressing.

Brainspotting is known to harnesses the body’s innate self-scanning capacity using peripheral vision. It is known to release the maladaptive homeostasis modes more commonly known as the fight, flight, or freeze reactions in the body. The eye position, paired with external and internal windows pair with experienced reflexive responses, a "Brainspot"  holds an attentional focus on the body’s “felt sense” of that issue or trauma stimulates a deep integrating and healing process within the brain.

Internal Family Systems (IFS) is an integrative approach that combines systems thinking with the view that mind is made up of subpersonalities each with its own viewpoint and qualities. IFS is composed of three parts: managers, exiles, and firefighters. Each individual part has its own perspective, interests, memories, and viewpoint. The IFS method promotes internal connection, harmony and integration.

Gottman Couples Counseling is an approach that includes a thorough assessment of the couple and integrates research-based interventions with intensive longitudinal studies. Interventions are designed to help couples strengthen their relationships in three primary areas: friendship, conflict management, and creation of shared meaning. The goals of Gottman Method are to disarm conflicting verbal communication, increase intimacy, respect, and affection, remove barriers that create a feeling of stagnancy in conflicting situations, and create a heightened sense of empathy and understanding.

Attachment Based Therapies  looks at the connection between an early attachment experiences with primary caregivers and aims to build or rebuild a trusting, supportive relationship that will help prevent or treat anxiety or depression. An attachment-based approach can be used in individual and couples therapy, it helps clients mend or recover from fractured/dysfunctional family relationships. Those who may benefit from attachment-based therapy include adoptees, children in foster care, children of depressed mothers, alcoholic parents and victims of trauma.

The Polyvagal Theory Explains the biology of safety and danger, the balance between visceral experiences of our own bodies and the voices and faces of the people around us. It explains why a kind face or a soothing tone of voice can dramatically alter the way we feel. It clarifies why knowing that we are seen and heard by the important people in our lives can make us feel calm and safe, and why being ignored or dismissed can precipitate rage reactions or mental collapse. It helped us understand why attuning with another person can shift us out of disorganized and fearful states. In short, Porges’s theory makes us look beyond the effects of fight, flight, freeze and Porges’ put social relationships front and center in our understanding of trauma. It also suggested new approaches to healing that focus on strengthening the body’s system for regulating arousal.” ~Bessel Van Der Kolk

Somatic Experiencing is a form of alternative therapy aimed at relieving the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Complex and/or Developmental Trauma by focusing on the client's perceived body sensations (somatic experiences) An element of SE therapy is "pendulation" -the movement between regulation and dysregulation. This relieves the fight, flight and freeze state while expanding the "window of tolerance."  Resources are defined as anything that helps the client's autonomic nervous system return to a regulated state of homeostasis. This might be the memory of someone close to them, a physical item that might ground them in the present moment, or other supportive elements that minimize distress. In the face of arousal, "discharge" is facilitated to allow the client's body to return to a regulated state. The intention of this process is to reinforce the client's inherent capacity to self-regulate and integrate the mind-body connection.


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The BrainTap headset is an extraordinary new technology on the leading-edge of the brain-based wellness approach now being advocated by health and wellness practitioners around the globe. The BrainTap headset delivers gentle pulses of light through special earphones and from within a visor. These lights synchronize with two types of sound—binaural beats and isochronic tones—to produce deep and profound relaxation and varying states of consciousness. While research has proven that both flickering light and synchronized tones can produce relaxed states, combining the two guides you to a profound level of restfulness and rejuvenation that’s otherwise difficult to achieve; it is a state of tranquility that is optimum for mind/body balance, focus, and accelerated learning. If you want to get more done in less time, the BrainTap headset is a must-have.

In a single session:
~ 38.5% Improvement on the stress index scale
~ 27.3% Improvement on overall neurological markers
~ Increased heart rate variability
~ Increased parasympathetic activity
~ Improved quality of sleep (sleep efficiency)
~ Decreased frequency of migraines and more
~ Decreased stress, worry and Improved brain health (episodic memory)


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$75 Monthly Memberships or $25 Per Session (Mix & Match Services)

Platinum Series Zero-Gravity Pressure Point Full-Body Massage Chair

Mind-Body Relaxation

Body scanning technology/Zero-gravity design declines pressure on the spine. Interactive tablet technology and Bluetooth music play. Adjustable roller and airbag improves sleep quality. Thai stretch massage and Chinese Accupoint chair is equipped with a heating system to promote blood circulation. The foot massage system reflexology that helps relieve foot stress. Endorphins secretion reducing edema and perception of pain.

HEART MATH EMWAVE PRO

Heart & Mind Coherence

The Inner Balance™ Trainer teaches techniques to manage stress, revitalize energy, and restore mental and emotional balance and resilience. Heart Rate Variability (HRV), which indicates how emotional states affect your nervous system and how you feel.

BrainTap

Relax. Reboot. Revitalize.

Software Targeting your Heart Rate Variability (Sleep, Anxiety, PTSD, Health & Wellness) BrainTap’s neuro-algorithm produces brainwave training — the synchronization of brainwaves to a specialized sound — with no user effort. Using this matrix of neuro-activity, each of BrainTap’s sessions is encoded differently to ensure maximum neuroplasticity — the brain’s ability to reorganize itself by forming new neural connections, resulting in a flexible and resilient brain.

HRV DIAGNOSTICS - BRAINTAP

Measure HRV, sympathetic and parasympathetic response, psycho-emotional state, and adaptation receptivity. Diagnostic Device used for measuring heart rate variability. This technology checks for a variety of neurological responses such as, sympathetic and parasympathetic response, psycho-emotional state, and adaptation receptivity.

EMDR BY NEUROTEK

Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) Equipment

EMDR is an extensively researched integrative psychotherapy proven "gold standard" for trauma treatment. EMDR utilizes eye movements, bi-lateral sound or pulsations to stimulate both hemispheres of the brain. Traumatic memories are stored in parts of the brain where they can’t be processed then images, sounds and emotions related to the memory become “frozen in time.” EMDR “unfreezes” these memories, as this occurs, the memory loses its emotional charge and becomes less distressing.

APOLLO NEURO

Wearable Touch Therapy for Stress Relief

Apollo Neuro is scientifically sound, wearable touch therapy that you wear on your ankle or wrist. Apollo's silent, soothing vibrations speak to your nervous system, telling you that you’re safe and in control. Developed by neuroscientists and physicians, it’s a non-invasive, effective stress relief tool for adults and children, without drugs or side effects.

FOCUS CALM

Reduce Stress & Improve Focus

Learn how to control your mindset with guided meditations, simple neuro games and content from experts to help you discover new tricks and techniques for calming your mind. Build a daily routine to practice your skills. Staying calm, even when life gets chaotic, can help you be more productive and feel less burnout. FocusCalm's focus games engage your brain as you try to keep your stress low.

Death, loss and grief are natural parts of life. But when death arrives suddenly and unexpectedly, such as with suicide or a car accident, the overlap of the traumatic experience and the grief of the loss can overwhelm us.

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