M.A., LPCC

“Sometimes when you are in a dark place you think you’ve been buried.  But really you have been planted.” – Christine Caine

 

Nicole Kucera believes in creating a space where everyone can take a breath and be truly seen without judgment.  Therapy is not a linear process, but when met with respect, dignity, and support, everyone can achieve their goals.  Using a strength-based and client-centered approach Nicole welcomes and encourages collaboration throughout the therapy journey.  With bravery and perseverance everyone can dream, feel connected, and thrive.

 

At Foundations Counseling, Nicole Kucera works with people who seek counseling for a variety of reasons, including:

 

  • Mental Health and Wellness – self-care, mindfulness, addiction, gender identity, sexual identity, sexual orientation, body image issues, adjustment, boundaries, life transitions, schizophrenia
  • Relationship and Family Counseling – divorce, grief & loss, couples counseling, parenting issues, communications, trauma recover, alternative relationships, unresolved conflict and conflict resolution, violence or abusive patterns, trust and understanding
  • Adolescents and Teens – self-esteem and self-worth issues, suicidal ideation, anxiety, depression, drug and alcohol, school and family issues, effects of a divorce, loss of a parents or loved one, trauma, anger and defiance, assertiveness training
  • Individual Counseling – abuse, addictions, empowerment, stress, worry, catastrophic thinking, social anxiety, perfectionism, panic attacks, issues of race and multiculturalism, LGBTQ+ counseling
  • Growth-Oriented Counseling – career counseling, life coaching, workplace bullying and conflicts, burnout and lack of motivations, quarter-life crisis, relocation, life transitions, individual development

 

Nicole Kucera has a Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Iowa.  She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology with minors in Social Work and Leadership Studies from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.  She utilizes a variety of techniques, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Person-Centered Therapy, and Existential Therapy.

 

Nicole has been helping support individuals in her communities for the past five years.  She has worked in many different settings with a diverse range of clients.  Nicole emphasizes personal empowerment and, at times, brings a sarcastic nature into the therapy space.

 

When Nicole is not at Foundations, you can find her exploring Colorado, after relocating here from Illinois.  She has a sense of adventure and loves to hike, read, play board games, skydive, travel, and spend time tending to her plants.

Professional Affiliations: 
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
American Counseling Association (ACA)
American Mental Health Counseling Association (AMHCA)
Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD)
Association for Specialists in Group Work (ASGW)
International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors (IAMFC)
Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH)
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