Nicole is a licensed psychologist at Summit Psychological Services. Nicole is Pittsburgh born and raised, graduating from Washington and Jefferson College with her bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She spent the initial stages of her career working for local community mental health agencies. During this time, her focus was on delivering trauma-informed care in different environments such as in-home, residential, and wraparound settings. Nicole received her master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Carlow University as well as her doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from the APA accredited program at Carlow. Nicole’s practical experiences included working with a local forensic psychologist specializing in sexual offending as well as working with Allegheny Health Network in their psychiatric partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs. Nicole completed her APA accredited pre-doctoral internship with Pine Grove Behavioral Health Services in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Her experiences at Pine Grove included a therapy-based rotation with the Professional Enhancement Program and Employee Assistance Program and an assessment-based rotation completing a variety of comprehensive psychological evaluations in the Evaluation Center and for the incoming residents to the Gratitude program. Nicole returned to Pittsburgh in August 2018 to complete her post-doctoral residency with Summit Psychological Services and in December 2019 was promoted to Clinical Director.