I'm Nicole Gaines and I help people discover their purpose and direction in life; visit us at www.SHiFTccc.com.
Nicole Gaines's Bio:
As a psychotherapist, Nicole Gaines has managed a 90+ client caseload, conducted full clinical assessments, wrote person centered plans, and treated a variety of clients with different socio-economic, ethnic, racial, and age backgrounds. She has experience in treating most diagnoses, including Schizophrenia and severe psychosis.
The majority of her clinical work has been treating clients diagnosed with PTSD, MDD, Bipolar Disorder, and GAD. She has also counseled a small caseload of English speaking expat clients in the Nice, France area, utilizing a blend of Existential Therapy methods and Rogerian approaches.
Throughout Nicole's graduate and undergraduate studies, she researched and presented on military mental health. Recently, she presented at the National At-Risk Convention in Myrtle Beach, SC on utilizing personality inventories in the schools to understand students' preferences in the classroom. Collaborating with a team in the school system as a Graduation Coach for Communities in Schools at East Lincoln High School has given her a clearer perspective on how to help at-risk youth stay in school, graduate, and build goals for their futures. This also has built upon her experiences as a Special Needs Aid and grant funded Psychotherapist for the schools.
Her goal in life is to help as many people as she can.
Nicole Gaines's Experience:
CIS Graduation Coach at Lincoln County Schools/Communities in SchoolsAugust 2012 - July 2013
? Worked with school staff to monitor students' behavior, attendance, promotion and academic progress using early warning data system and weekly status updates on student progress. ? Conducted small group and individualized counseling sessions as needed on site. ? Organized programs aimed at assessing needs, setting goals and strategizing around interventions for students. ? Provided opportunities for social development, cultural enrichment, experiential learning and community service. ? Provided case management services and included families and community for support. ? Organized whole school interventions such as mock interviews, college fairs, college field trips and free college application week seminars.
Outpatient Therapist at Triumph, LLCAugust 2010 - July 2012
o Served as a liaison between Triumph and Davie County Schools in providing treatment for students. o Provided individual, couples, and family therapy to a caseload of 90+ clients both in office and at schools. o Authorized and completed all necessary paperwork to gain funding for state funded and Medicaid clients (ProviderLink). o Generated productivity and caseload tracking spreadsheets weekly to analyze efficiency.
Qualified Professional at Catawba CountyMarch 2010 - August 2010
o Provided individual/family therapy to a caseload of 10-15 adolescents with dual diagnoses/ behavioral/ emotional problems at an alternative high school. o Completed all client-centered documentation including progress notes. o Collaborated and communicated with school administration to advocate for students and support them in controlling their negative behaviors while in school.
Contract Counselor at Piedmont Family ServicesAugust 2009 - October 2009
o Provided individual/family therapy to a caseload of 10 children with dual diagnoses/ behavioral/ emotional problems. oCompleted all intake evaluations and documentation including progress notes. o Collaborated and communicated with school administration to get clients on-site care during their school schedules.
Counseling Intern at Adolescents and Children in Treatment ProgramJanuary 2009 - May 2009
o Provided individual and group therapy to 14 children with dual diagnoses/behavioral/emotional problems. o Participated in treatment team meetings, intakes, and comprehensive assessments. o Completed documentation for multiple counselors and completed on-line state and Medicaid authorization forms. o Collaborated with a psychiatrist to assess behaviors and medication and transcribed psychiatry evaluations.
Owner, Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor at SHiFT.coaching.counseling.consulting, PLLCNovember 2014
www.SHiFTCCC.com is a comprehensive coaching, counseling, and consulting online service website. We provide encrypted online video conferencing for coaching, counseling, and consulting as well as some other services such as emailing sessions, if you are uncomfortable with face-to-face conversation or would just prefer another level of privacy. Young adults, athletes, college/career minded individuals, rural populations, and expats who need convenient and accessible services are who we target. Our services are in no way a replacement for traditional outpatient counseling, but do offer an alternative for higher functioning, fast paced, technology based clients without a major diagnosis (see more information on our website under "SHiFT.services").
Licensed Professional Counselor at LPCDecember 2012
While in Nice, I have been counseling a limited number of English speaking clients. *Earned a certificate in Treatment and Education Through Cinema Therapy (37 CE credit program)
Nicole Gaines's Education:
Lenoir-Rhyne University2007 – 2009Master of Arts
Lenoir-Rhyne University2006 – 2007Bachelor of ArtsConcentration: Psychology
Nicole Gaines's Interests & Activities:
Surfing, skateboarding, snowboarding, wakeboarding, motocross, freestyle motocross, rock climbing, hiking, and environmentalism.