Nicole Smolinski (she/her)

AMFT 128108
Accepting Clients

I'm passionate about helping people heal from emotional trauma, anxiety, and low self-esteem in order to find deeper purpose and meaning.

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Newport Beach, CA
Supervised by Shannon Forbes, LMFT

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Adolescent/Teen
  • Group

About My Clients

Do you feel like no one ever truly understands you? Are you worried you might not even know yourself? Do your own thoughts seem to battle against you more than they encourage you? Dealing with life's unexpected changes can be difficult if not debilitating at times. It can all feel like too much to handle, especially when we're particularly tough on ourselves when mistakes or things don't go according to plan. I want you to know you don’t have to live your life this way.

My Background and Approach

Nicole is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist/ Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, supervised by Shannon Forbes, LMFT. Nicole often combines mindfulness with psychodynamic theory to provide holistic, collaborative treatment in order to fit the unique needs, values, skillsets, & backgrounds of the person in front of her at the time. She has training in high sensitivity, a trait studied extensively by Dr. Elaine Aron, and trauma work, with a certification in Trauma-Focused-CBT. She aims to help people find deeper freedom from harsh negative self-talk and help cultivate deeper, authentic relationships within yourself and with others in your life. Nicole believes in the power of feeling known and seen for who you are, and of living as genuinely as possible (even if it’s not necessarily always pretty or put-together).

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I highly value creating a space that is non-judgmental, where authenticity and transparency are prevalent. I believe in the importance and necessity for trauma-informed care and cultural competency, including continuing to learn and acknowledge all the ways things like intersectionality and systemic inequality play a role in compounding upon someone's lived experience. I highly value working with you from a place that honors your background, worldview, religious and spiritual beliefs, culture and perspective. I also acknowledge this is a life-long journey and commitment towards greater cultural competency and am motivated to continue learning as I go.

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 2 years of practice
  • Languages: English, Français
  • Rate: $100 - 150/session


9494158103 Email Nicole
4060 Campus Dr.
Suite 120
Newport Beach, CA 92660

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