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Nicole Roskens, MC, LPC

Biography :

Nicole Roskens is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) who is also a certified EMDR therapist. She completed her bachelor’s degree in social work from University of South Dakota, and her master’s degree in counseling from the University of Phoenix. Nicole has served as the Clinical Director of Maricopa County’s “Cradles to Crayons” program for over 5 years, and has also provided direct practice to children and families for over 17 years. She is trained in a number of specialized therapeutic modalities and techniques, including Child-Parent Psychotherapy, Motivational Interviewing, Crucial Conversations, and Ages & Stages Developmental Screening. She has also completed the Harris Infant Mental Health Clinical Certification Program.

Practice Philosophy :

As a clinician in the behavioral health field for over 17 years, I understand both the joys and challenges associated with childhood and parenting. Although it can be a beautiful journey, there can also be significant challenges. In my practice with children, adolescents and families I have developed an awareness of some of the most common problems associated with each developmental stage, as well as best practice solutions and remedies to solve such problems. I have worked with issues spanning from simple adjustment problems to complex trauma, and am familiar with cognitive-behavioral interventions, structured and unstructured play therapy, sand tray therapy, EMDR, and many other treatment modalities. I employ a strength-based approach in my work with youth and families, and utilize an eclectic variety of tools and techniques to achieve concrete solutions. I believe that the relationship between clinician and client is the foundation upon which all other work is built, and I invest heavily in establishing and maintaining rapport with my clients. Each day I come to the office feeling honored and privileged to be able to join my clients on their journey towards optimal growth, development and fulfillment.