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Nicole Macri, LCSW-C


EDUCATION:

Nicole Macri earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from SUNY Old Westbury, NY in 2000 and was awarded a place in the National Honor Society in Psychology (Psi Chi).  Nicole attended New York University School of Social Work (currently known as The Silver School of Social Work) from 2002-2004 and graduated with her Master’s in Social Work. She then moved to Maryland to start her career in Social Work. Nicole received her LGSW in 2004 and her LCSW-C in 2009. Nicole also earned a certification in Early Childhood and Mental Health through the University of Maryland and she also earned a certification in Case Management in 2015.


EXPERIENCE:

During the course of Nicole’s Social Work career, she has acquired experience in a broad spectrum of settings including Treatment Foster Care, Adolescent Group Homes, Residential Treatment Facility, Emergency Room Setting, School Social Work, Medical Social Work, working with the Active Duty Military population, Clinical Case Management and Community out-patient Mental Health. Nicole has not only had the privilege of being the social worker/therapist in these settings, but has also been a Social Work Supervisor, Social Work School Intern Supervisor, Program Coordinator, Clinical Milieu Manager, Special Needs Coordinator, Clinical Care Coordinator & Lead Clinician.


Over the last 20years, Nicole has worked with children and adolescents in a variety of settings. She realized that in order to effectively work with children of any age you have to engage the child where they are developmentally, but you also have to engage their parent(s) or caregiver(s). She has demonstrated that she is able to put yourself in the shoes of others and understand culture, upbringing, parenting styles, essentially the world that the client lives in, in order to truly be empathetic to a person’s issues, concerns, struggles and life challenges. Even though Nicole has worked with children and adolescents for many years she has also simultaneously worked part time with adults in therapeutic settings so that she can be experienced and competent to work with a variety of populations to include active-duty military members


AREAS OF EXPERTIESE

Nicole has experience working with clients on a wide variety of issues. They can range from anyone who struggles with ADHD (child and adult), Adjustment Disorders, Depression, Anxiety, Grief & Loss, Educational & learning disabilities, Mood Disorders, Parent Support and Training, Post-partum Depression, PTSD, Trauma and Traumatic Brain Injury.


APPROACHES  

Nicole’s approach is direct, goal directed and strengths based and always meets the client where they are. She uses a variety of techniques when working with clients to promote client growth and change. Some of the therapies and techniques used are: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Play Therapy, Empowerment and Education, Yoga, Meditation, and Art Therapy. Nicole is always looking for new ideas/techniques/treatments that may be helpful for the therapeutic process and is continuously attending educational trainings so that she can add more skills to her therapeutic tool box.


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