Nicole is an empathetic, direct and nonjudgmental therapist who utilizes compassion and humor in their work with youth. As a Japanese-American and member of the LGBTQ+ community, Nicole is passionate about providing a social justice lens and safe space to discuss systemic oppression, implicit biases, the current political environment and the impact on the therapeutic relationship and our collective mental health.
Nicole specializes in working with adolescents and primarily works with transgender youth, gender identity exploration, sexual orientation exploration, self-harm, and suicidal ideation.
Adolescents and young adults seeing Nicole for therapy can expect a safe, nonjudgmental space and a collaborative approach for treatment planning and goals. Nicole utilizes a trauma-informed, strengths-based and empowerment lens. She pulls from Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Theory, Solution-Focused Therapy and Motivational Interviewing and will tailor their approach to meet each person’s needs.
8011 34th Ave S
Bloomington, MN 55425
NOTE: When coming to the Bloomington location, type “6 Appletree Square” into your GPS. You will be taken directly to the parking lot for the office. Enter the doors to “Two Appletree Square” and follow the hallway to the elevator to come up to suite #424