About Nicole Moose, LCSW
Whether you are struggling with sadness, finding the energy to do things in life, low self-esteem, anxiety, anger, trauma, unhealthy coping, or even masking your emotions; you are capable and you can heal. I truly believe that most people will do well when they know how to do well. We just get stuck in the quick fix, easiest option, or the least emotionally draining route. My goal is to create a space for you to be your genuine and authentic self as that is where the true healing and movement happens.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California with my Masters of Social Work degree from San Diego State University. I graduated with double majors of Bachelors of Science degrees in Psychology and Anthropology from The University of Oregon. I have worked with pre-teens, teenagers, and their families with mental health and parenting struggles for the past decade. I utilize frameworks in CBT, DBT, ACT, TF-CBT, CPT, motivational interviewing, family systems, solutions focused and am trained in EMDR. My career as a therapist began at an adolescent mental health residential treatment center. At the residential, I worked with teens with acute mental health struggles (including self-harm, suicidal ideation, homicidal ideation, psychosis, trauma, mood disorders, behavioral challenges, personality disorder traits, substance misuse, and disordered eating) alongside their families. I went on to become the Program Director overseeing the clinical team while continuing to provide clinical services. As meaningful and impactful as my work was within residential, I noticed the lack of availability of therapists, especially for adolescents and their families, that were able to continue the important and valuable work. This is what inspired me to continue to do the work that I love to do, but now in an outpatient therapy setting.