Nicole completed her master’s degree at the University of Texas School of Social Work in 2008. After graduating, she interned with a DBT program and became passionate about the treatment after seeing the positive outcomes it had for clients. Nicole has led group, individual, and family therapy in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She has had formal training in DBT, cognitive behavioral therapy, and mindfulness-based stress reduction. Nicole worked as a clinical therapist for Harris County mental health services before moving back to her hometown of San Antonio with her husband and two sons.