Nicole Meitzen, LMSW, CHES - Plumeria Counseling

Nicole Meitzen, LMSW, CHES

Supervised by Mary Mattis, LCSW, LCDC

Licensed Master Social Worker, Certified Health Education Specialist


Taking the step to seek out therapy is often a brave struggle in of itself so the main focus of my practice is creating a compassionate space where you feel deeply seen and heard as you do the work of charting a path through your life’s ups and downs. My hope is that this caring and non-judgmental space fosters trust, curiosity, and creativity which will support you in discovering your strengths and developing skills for coping with the challenges you encounter. Discomfort is often a part of growth, healing, and transformation, and I promise to accompany you with care, support, challenge, and humor.

 

After receiving a bachelors in health promotion and fitness in 2004 and working in cardiac rehab, cardiac testing, and health education, I pursued a masters in social work graduating from the University of Texas at Austin in 2010. My social work experience includes working with elders, behavioral health integration in primary care, and medical social work in a hospital setting (primarily in the ER and labor/delivery). I’ve also done hospice and racial justice volunteer work. I’m passionate about working with people who are facing health issues and/or chronic illness, navigating grief and loss, and adapting to the challenges and triumphs of parenthood. In order to do this work, I follow a collaborative, strengths-based, and relationship focused therapy model.

 

When not practicing social work, you can find me spending time with family and friends, showing up for racial and social justice work, reading, and discovering the joys of Netflix.

Specializations: adults, individual, life transitions, chronic illness, terminal illness, grief/loss, stress management, parenting, relationship issues, caregiver stress, mindfulness, anxiety, depression