My Philosophy & Therapeutic Approach


As an Integrative Counselor the Humanistic Approach  is my focus. "YOU" are the expert in your story, I am the facilitator. I am also Existential, examining suffering, the meaning and purpose of life.


I practice Strength-Based Therapy, understanding one's core beliefs then bridging the gap between where you are today and your best self. Reduce and eliminate traumatic memories, automatic negative thoughts and rumination, patterns of self-defeating behaviors, and subconscious mechanisms. 


I incorporate Brain-Based Therapy and Practical Neuroscience to improve attachment, emotional regulation, and distress tolerance, and mindful practices with faster results that traditional talk therapy.                                                                            

                           
 


Nichole Oliver MA, PLPC, CC​TP

Nichole is a Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor and is currently working towards becoming a Certified Thanatologist under the supervision of Kelly Karavousanos. Nichole is a  Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and is trained in EMDR.  


She earned her Masters of Counseling at Lindenwood University and her Bachelors of Science in Business Management and Psychology at Central Methodist University. Nichole received additional education from Lutheran School of Nursing and Liberty University Philosophy and Religious Studies.


​Nichole is a member of The American Counseling Association, International Association of Trauma Professionals, and The Society for Neuroscience.


Nichole Oliver MO License # 2015029916

Kelly Karavousanos MO License # 2002032313

Fee Scheduling & Services

* I am an out-network provider *  Speaking Engagements and In-Service Available *

Individual Counseling & EMDR   60 Minute Sessions  $80.00


 Couples & Family Counseling

      90 Minute Sessions $95.00   



         Reduced Cost Counseling for        Veterans, Police Officers, First Respondents & Their Families

                   60 Minutes $65.00

            






What is NLP & EMDR ?

How this can help you...

   Neuro-L​inguistic Processing (NLP)                          

NLP Is  influencing brain behavior  "neuro,"  through the use of language,  "linguistic," and non-verbal communication to enable a person to "recode" the way the brain responds to stimuli "programming." 

Neuro-Linguistic Programming:  focuses on  the relationship between positive patterns  and the subjective experiences increasing self-awareness, effective communication, and underlying subconscious mechanisms.



                         


        Eye Movement Desensitization                            Reprocessing (EMDR) 

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an extensively researched integrative psychotherapy proven effective for trauma treatment. EMDR is a complex therapeutic process utilizing eye movements, bi-lateral sound or pulsations to stimulate both hemispheres of the brain.


Traumatic memories are stored in parts of the brain where they can’t be processed then images, sounds and emotions related to the memory become “frozen in time.” EMDR “unfreezes” these memories, As this occurs, the memory loses its emotional power and becomes less distressing. 


EMDR is designed to alleviate distress associated with traumatic memories. It allows clients to access and process memories, remove mental blocks healing through bi-lateral eye movement with a finger, light bar, utilizing taps, and or audio tones. (See non-invasive equipment to the right)


 Goals:

* Negative beliefs reformulated

* Distress is relieved

* Physiological arousal is reduced

* Memory/ Problem Solving Increased

* Emotional Regulation Improves (Unstuck)

* Physiological Involuntary Responses Reduced

* Fight or Flight Less Frequent or Eliminated

* Access to Brain Regions is Altered- (Neurogenesis)

* Neurological complications (Somatic Pain Reduced)