Nicole Whynott, MSW, LCSW
Nicole is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and is working towards becoming a Registered Play Therapist under the supervision of Abby Esquivel. Nicole is passionate about working with children, teens, and their families. She has extensive experience in working with trauma, attachment, and unhealthy/abusive behaviors in youth. Nicole utilizes a variety of theories and modalities to best support each individual and family’s unique situation and needs. Nicole’s work incorporates CBT, DBT, EFT, family systems, motivational interviewing, narrative therapy, play-based therapies, polyvagal theory, and SFT. Providing trauma-informed care is essential to her approach as well.
Prior to coming to Be and Belong Counseling, Nicole worked for almost a decade with children, teens, and their families in residential, day treatment, and in-home settings; in both clinical and non-clinical roles. This has given her extensive experience in dealing with youth and their families who have been heavily impacted by early and significant trauma, in addition to youth in the foster care system.
When not working, Nicole enjoys hiking in the mountains with her partner and dog, going on camping/road trips to National Parks, and spending time at home with her cat and house plants. She also enjoys learning about dinosaurs (her favorites are velociraptor and dilophosaurus) and eating ice cream.
Bachelor of Social Work – Illinois State University
Master of Social Work – University of Denver