As Program Coordinator, Nicole supports Miriam in the day-to-day management of Independence Center, works directly with residents to provide 1:1 and group support, and works closely with our growing team of Counselors.
Nicole has a robust professional background in project management, communications strategy, and relationship management with top global communications firms on the East Coast, and transitioned her career to mental health care following a growing personal interest in wellness and mental health.
Nicole has previous experience coordinating patient care programs for oncology patients, and working on disease education initiatives for major depressive disorder, binge eating disorder, diabetes, sexual health, and other chronic conditions, in collaboration with multiple specialty-leading healthcare providers. She joined the IC to gain experience facilitating groups and developing individual growth plans with residents as a Marriage & Family Therapy Trainee, and quickly became passionately invested in the work that we do.
Nicole is currently working towards her M.A. in Counseling Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute, and receiving hours towards her Marriage & Family Therapy license under Miriam Gonzalez-Coultas’s supervision. Nicole received her B.A. in Political Science with a Spanish Minor from Northwestern University. Originally from the Chicago area, she also lived in London, Buenos Aires, New York City, Portland, Oregon, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin prior to relocating to Los Angeles.