Welcome! I am glad you are here. My name is Nicole, owner of Adaptive Counseling Solutions. I started ACS with the intention of providing affordable, compassionate counseling for families, couples and individuals. I love what I do! After overcoming many of my own challenges in life, I was able to see first hand how beneficial therapy could be and I knew long ago that I wanted to help others in the same way.
I received my bachelor's degree in 2004 in Family, Child Studies from Northern Illinois University. I've spent 10 years working with families experiencing difficulties with a variety of issues. In 2013 I returned to school to complete my Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. After graduating in 2015, I have worked in a variety of experiences that have continued to allow me to grow as a therapist. I spent 2-years co-facilitating a men's domestic batterer's group. I spent some time working in a residential treatment facility for addiction and co-occurring disorders. I have also had experience providing mental health counseling in a correctional setting.
My curious mind, and never-ending thirst for knowledge keeps me busy reading about new breakthroughs and advances in the therapy field. I have additional training in Brainspotting technique, mindfulness, substance use disorders.
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, hiking, reading, painting and just about any other introverted activity out there.
FAQ About Therapy:
How much does it cost for therapy at Adaptive Counseling Solutions?
ACS provides a generous sliding fee scale, as well as a payment plan option. I can accept most major credit cards, checks and cash. Your fee will be based on your combined income.
Fees can range anywhere from 60.00-120.00 for marriage/couple/family counseling. And 50 - 110 for individual counseling.
How long will it take to get an appointment?
At this time, appointments can be scheduled within 1-2 weeks.
Do you accept insurance?
I do not accept insurance at this time. This provides a higher level of confidentiality and flexibility in care. Since most insurance companies require a diagnosis for payment this allows us to write a treatment plan based on your needs and not your insurance company's.
This is my first time in therapy. What should I expect?
The initial session will be mostly structured around getting to know each other. I will be asking you several questions so to get a better idea on how you can get the most out of therapy. We will then identify some goals to work on in therapy. These goals will be revisited a few months later to see if therapy is progressing well or if the goals need to be modified.
Is what I say in session going to be kept confidential?
One of the most important elements of therapy is the high level on confidentiality involved. Therapists are bound by a Code of Ethics that will ensure the highest level of confidentiality. The only time this confidentiality is broken is if you threaten the life or safety of another person or if you report child/elder abuse. By law, therapists have to report this information to proper authorities. You will be notified if this occurs.
Please Feel Free To Call with Any Questions or Concerns.