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Nicole Mattocks, LMSW

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I offer individual therapy to adults using a telehealth platform. My work with clients is grounded in a strengths-based, trauma-informed approach. I firmly believe that every individual already has the tools to cope with the stressors and challenges faced in life, and I am committed to providing a safe environment to help you unlock those tools to reach the
outcomes you’re searching for. I help clients struggling with trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and challenging life transitions. I use a combination of techniques including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, psychoanalysis, and psychoeducation.  I am also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), an evidence-based
approach for treating trauma. My work is always client-centered which means I adapt my techniques to the needs of each client.


I have been a social worker since 2009, working in a variety of settings, including community-based non-profits, public high schools, Head Start programs, and academia. I am currently an Assistant Professor at Colorado Mesa University ‘s MSW program where I teach Advanced Social Work Practice, and Research Methods. I also actively conduct research on environmental and climate justice, social work education, the effectiveness of nature as a therapeutic tool, and
telemedicine interventions for individuals diagnosed with Severe and Persistent Mental Illnesses. Much of my research focuses on the ways in which our surrounding physical and social environment influences our mental health, and this perspective influences my approach to working with clients.

Education & Licensure

  • University of Maryland, PhD, 2019

  • University of Maryland, MSW, 2010

  • Maryland LMSW License: 28704


  • EMDR

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Relationship Issues

  • Life Transitions

  • Coping Skills

  • Mindfulness

  • Ecotherapy

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