Nicole Egan

Nicole Egan, LMFT
​Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (#105534)

Nicole Egan, LMFT

Nicole (she/her/hers) is a licensed marriage and family therapist #105534. Nicole graduated from Alliant International University with a Masters of Arts degree in marriage and family therapy. Nicole also completed her undergraduate Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology at San Diego State University. Since graduate school, Nicole has gained over 9 years of experience working with adolescents, teens and their families coming to therapy for various reasons.

Nicole is passionate about providing all services from a trauma informed and culturally competent lens and wholeheartedly believes in meeting all her clients where they are at, no matter what stage of healing and recovery they are in. She believes recovery is not always linear and therefore believes in the importance of individualizing services so that each client can find the path to healing that works best for them. She also believes in the power of including family members in their teen’s treatment when appropriate as both a protective factor for that youth and source of support and strength in their treatment. Being a teen is hard enough, let’s not let them have to do it all alone!

Nicole has worked with adolescents, teens and families presenting with anxiety, depression, complex trauma, self esteem, life adjustments and transitions, suicidal ideation, self harm, abuse, substance use, family conflict, communication challenges, boundary issues, and more throughout her years of experience as a therapist. Nicole is extensively trained in a directive yet solution focused family therapy modality called Brief Strategic Family Therapy which is aimed at addressing the root causes of family conflict as well as observing and addressing patterns in behaviors amongst family members so that family members can ultimately work more effectively and productively through conflict. Conflict is a natural part of life and is to be expected in any relationship, especially familial relationships, therefore the goal of this treatment approach is to help families learn to work through conflict in a healthy and productive way by strengthening trust, communication and boundaries with one another first and foremost.

Nicole’s individual therapy style is client centered, strengths based, authentic and integrative drawing from modalities including but not limited to Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and client centered interventions. Nicole believes in therapy that addresses the person as a whole being. We do not live in a vacuum and therefore our mental health experiences cannot be treated as such.

Having been in community mental health systems of care all of her professional career, Nicole has numerous experiences working in support of and advocating on behalf of clients with many different systems of care including but not limited to psychiatrists, primary care physicians, school systems, the juvenile justice system, child welfare services, law enforcement and residential treatment facilities, etc.

Last but certainly not least, Nicole simply has a very strong passion for working with teens and their families. She believes a teens support system is incredibly important during this transitional and formative period in their lives and believes it is an honor to be a part of them and their families journey to healing, safety, authenticity and autonomy.


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