Ms. Nicole Gibson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. She completed her Bachelors of Science degree at Argosy University and received her Masters in Psychology – Marriage and Family Therapy (with a minor in Dual Diagnosis/Co-occurring Disorders) from Phillips Graduate Institute.
Ms. Gibson aims to provide a safe and non-judgmental space for clients to explore their own resources and strengths that can lead them to achieving their set goals. She believes that the systems in which we all operate in daily (i.e. work, school, family, etc.) directly impacts how we see ourselves and how we function on a daily basis.
Ms. Gibson is insightful, genuine, and empathetic. In her work, she utilizes various modalities including Family Systems, Play Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused CBT, Mindfulness/Meditation practices, and Solution-Focused Therapy. She collaborates with her client to determine which modality best meets their needs.
With 14 years of experience working in the mental health field, Ms. Gibson has worked with children, adolescents, families, adults, and couples. She also has vast experience in working with the dual-diagnosis/co-occurring disorders population by incorporating simultaneous treatment for both mental health diagnosis and addiction. In the nearly 5 years of employment with Aurora Behavioral – Psychiatric Hospital, Ms. Gibson facilitated over 1,200 group therapy sessions with clients with various mental health diagnoses and/or addictions and also conducted comprehensive clinical assessments of incoming patients needing hospitalization.
She works with clients dealing with a range of issues including: anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma, family discourse, being an adult child of alcoholics, and dual diagnosis/co-occurring disorders. She believes that everyone is capable of living to their full potential in life and actively seeks to help clients figure out what that means to them.