Those seeking thorough and precise psychoeducational assessments (e.g., learning difficulties, ADHD) and psychodiagnostic assessments (e.g., anxiety, depression, trauma, personality) are a great fit with Nicole’s expertise. Nicole is pleased to to provide answers and guidance to clients seeking clarity about important life questions and decisions:
Nicole takes great care to ensure that she fully understands her clients’ experiences and believes that clients are the experts on themselves. She’s honoured to provide a collaborative assessment experience and aims for each of her clients to leave their assessment experience feeling empowered, knowledgeable, and validated.
Nicole received her Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Victoria (UVic) and is currently completing her PhD in Clinical Psychology at UVic. Here at VPC, she provides exceptional psychometrician services alongside our Registered Psychologists to deliver exceptional assessments. Nicole enjoys providing mental health and wellness education talks in the community and when delivering therapeutic interventions, she specializes in providing therapy to clients who engage in high-risk behaviours.
Nicole provides assessment services to adolescents, young adults, and adults. Nicole provides a comprehensive assessment and report which covers clients’ important background history, strengths, challenges, information about how clients are feeling or functioning relative to others in their circumstance, relevant diagnoses, and recommendations of what clients may need to be best supported moving forward. Clients are provided with a personal feedback meeting to explain the findings of the assessment, and to ensure that the report resonates with them.
Clients (or parents of clients) may share the assessment reports with teachers, doctors, psychiatrists, allied health professionals, university accommodations departments, coaches, and/or caregivers, as reports are a valuable tool in ensuring that everyone involved in the client’s life is on the same page. These reports can be used to guide supports or accommodations that are needed, point towards what type of treatment may be most helpful for the client’s circumstances, and provide clarity around the factors that are impacting the client’s functioning.
Nicole leads her clinical work with genuineness and empathy, and focuses on understanding her clients’ experiences, strengths, and values. Nicole works from a collaborative approach and provides tools and strategies for clients to harness their strengths and address their concerns.
Association of Behavioral Cognitive Therapy (student member)
University of Victoria Centre for Youth and Society (student affiliate)
Psi Chi – University of Victoria Chapter (student member)