Nicole Mattocks, LMSW

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About

I offer individual therapy to adolescents and adults using a telehealth platform. My work with clients is grounded in a strengths-based approach. This means I firmly believe that every individual already has the tools to cope with the stressors and challenges faced in life, discover their purpose, and pursue joy and fulfillment. My role as a therapist is to help you unlock those tools to reach the outcomes you’re searching for.

 

I help clients struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and challenging life transitions. I use a combination of techniques including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, psychoeducation, and task-centered treatment.

 

My work is always client centered, which means I adapt my techniques to the needs of each client. In all of my work, I draw upon the person-in-environment perspective, which takes into account various factors in your surrounding environment that influence your emotions, behaviors, and functioning.

Experience

I have been a social worker since 2009, working in a variety of settings including community-based nonprofits, public high schools, Head Start programs, and academia.

I am currently on faculty at the University of Maryland School of Social Work, conducting research on telemedicine interventions for individuals diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illnesses as well as the effectiveness of nature as a therapeutic tool. 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

Specialties

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Relationship issues

  • Couples therapy

  • Life transitions

  • Coping skills

  • Mindfulness

  • Ecotherapy