Nichole Spjut, LCSW

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I’m excited to meet you and begin our work together. Therapy works best when you are comfortable with your counselor — feeling understood, valued, and safe. I am passionate about helping my clients better understand themselves and their relationships. Together we will explore what matters to you, and work together to develop skills that will improve your day-to-day life. I enjoy helping my clients find balance and purpose as they discover and utilize their personal strengths. We will work together to challenge negative thought and behavior patterns, and find more effective ways of relating to ourselves and others.

I am a licensed clinical social worker and offer online sessions for residents of Kentucky and Ohio. I have been working as a mental health counselor and therapist for over 6 years, working with individuals, couples, and families. My specialties include:

  • Working through complex, chronic trauma experienced in childhood
  • Boundary work to improve marriage and family relationships
  • Self-care and self-compassion to address burnout, body image issues, disordered eating, and perfectionism
  • Life transitions
  • Exploring gender and sexual identity
  • Exploring personal values to create an authentic, joyful life.

I utilize many different evidenced-based practices to create a custom intervention plan for each client including:

  • Dilectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Attachment Theory
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBST)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Intuitive Eating for Disordered Eating

Education

Master of Social Work | Northern Kentucky University 2018

Licenses

Licensed Clinical Social Worker | State of Kentucky

Licensed Social Worker | State of Ohio

Trainings

  • Military Cultural Competence 2021
  • Person-Centered Planning In Behavioral Health 2020
  • Best Practices In Suicide Screening And Assessment 2020
  • An Introduction To Gender Identity And Sexual Orientation 2020
  • Antisocial, Borderline, Narcissistic And Histrionic: Effective Treatment For Cluster B Personality Disorders
  • Best Practices For Delivering Telehealth 2020
  • Telehealth In Clinical Practice 2020
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy: An Introduction 2020
  • Somatic Experiencing As A Way To Heal From Trauma 4 Part Series 2019, 2020
  • Crisis Management 2019
  • Groundwork For Multicultural Care 2019
  • Understanding The Secrets Of The Teenage Brain: Clinical Insights And Interventions 2019
  • Attachment Disorders: Assessment, Diagnosis, Treatment 2019
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 2017
  • Fundamentals Of Traumatic Brain Injury 2017
  • Introduction To Trauma Informed Care 2017
  • Motiational Interviweing 2017
  • Trauma Informed Clinical Best Practices: Implications For The Clinical And Peer Work Force 2017