Nicole Nelson-Sease, LCPC, ATR
Nicole Nelson-Sease’s Specializations
I specialize in working with artists, creative individuals, trauma survivors, and the LGBTQ community. Many clients who have trouble expressing themselves can find a different mode of self-expression in our work. Through supportive listening, art, music, writing, skill-building, and more, I help clients recover from anxiety, depression, PTSD, eating disorders, grief, creative blocks, and feeling stuck or uncertain in relationships or life changes.
I help couples recover from conflict, communication difficulties, and struggles in supporting each other. I have five years of experience working with individuals and families in inpatient, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient programs. This gives me a solid understanding of system dynamics as well as a sensitivity to how one or both partners’ struggles with anxiety, depression, or trauma can affect the relationship.
While I take my work as a therapist seriously, I don’t take myself very seriously, and value laughing together as an important part of the healing therapy relationship.
Areas of Focus
- LGBTQ Community
- Trauma and abuse recovery
- Eating Disorders
- Couples counseling
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
- Dialectic Behavior Therapy
- Art Therapy
- The Gottman Method
Nicole Nelson-Sease’s Bio
Eight years ago, I moved from Iowa to Chicago. I love nature, hiking, and gardening. My wife and I have two cats named Maki and Azriel, a dog named Benny, and a home full of plants. In my spare time, I like to draw, paint, read, learn new things, get tattoos, visit my dad’s foster dogs, and work on convincing my wife that we need more dogs.