Nicolle

Nicole Levy

PhD, SC
Licensed Psychologist
608-255-9330 Ext. 112

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I see therapy as a collaborative process, where the client takes the 'expert seat'. No one knows you better than yourself! My role is to offer my knowledge and support to help you gain insight into your concerns, and facilitate the growth or change desired. I try to create a relaxed and non-judgmental environment for my clients. My approach is client-centered and strength based. I am a strong advocate of self-care and believe it is an essential component in treatment. The promotion of self care and learning to love one’s self is at the core of the work I do. I also believe that the therapeutic relationship is a significant factor in the healing process. Connecting with people and helping them to take control over their lives has been one of the most rewarding aspects of my work. My goal in psychotherapy is to empower individuals to change and grow into their full potential through a variety of treatment approaches. I utilize concepts and tools from cognitive behavioral therapy, feminist therapy, interpersonal therapy and psychodynamic theory. In addition to exploring the reoccurring themes and patterns in one’s life, as a feminist therapist, I also encourage my clients to examine all of the social, cultural, and political factors that may be contributing to their concerns. I consider myself an ally in the LGBTQ community and strive to provide informed and culturally sensitive care to all of my clients.

I have extensive experience working with college students, adults and couples. I work with a wide range of concerns, which include:

  • Sexual trauma/assault

  • Adult survivors of child abuse

  • Eating disorders

  • Body image concerns

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Relationship concerns

  • Family of origin issues

  • Grief and loss

  • Adjustment and life transitions

  • Gender identity

Originally from NJ, I received my undergraduate degree from Alfred University in Psychology and Women’s Studies. I obtained my MS and PhD in Counseling Psychology from ColoradoState University. I began my career at UW-Madison at the University Counseling Center and then moved into private practice in 2005. I also spent 10 years in the Counseling Psychology department at UW Madison as a clinical supervisor and instructor. In my personal life, I enjoy spending time in nature, travel and cooking.