Nicole is a bilingual Licensed Addiction Counselor, Certified Compulsive Gambling Counselor, and Board-Certified Music Therapist offering counseling and therapeutic services in both English and Spanish. Nicole completed a Master of Music Therapy degree, as well as a dual Bachelor’s Degree in Music Therapy and Psychology at Loyola University New Orleans. Nicole has been working in the mental health and substance abuse field for over 7 years and applies both traditional and non-traditional clinical approaches to treatment. As CORE's founder and director, Nicole established the practice in St. Bernard Parish due to the high demand for services and low supply of providers in the community. Although Nicole focuses on the administration of CORE as a practice, she also offers individual counseling, domestic violence intervention, and substance use evaluations.
Licensed Professional Counselor
Megan majored in Psychology and Sociology and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bradley University in Peoria, IL in 2010. In 2012, she received her first Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology from Northwestern State University and went on to receive her second Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Loyola University in 2015. Megan approaches counseling from a Narrative theory perspective, while also utilizing techniques from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI). Megan has experience with a wide range of clients and specializes on adolescents and adults who are involved in the criminal justice system as well as individuals wishing to work through anxiety, depression, anger management, ADD/ADHD, and addiction.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Andrea Wright, MSW, LCSW-BACS, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Board Approved Clinical Supervisor with a Master of Social Work Degree from the University of Connecticut School of Social Work. She has over 8 years of experience providing mental health services to children, adults and families. She is a therapist who supports individuals and families in meeting their goals by providing a safe and nonjudgmental space to work together. Andrea has a background working with individuals who have experienced trauma or grief with specific expertise in domestic violence. Her additional experience includes play therapy, attachment-based interventions, anxiety, depression and navigating life transitions. Andrea uses a variety of therapeutic modalities for each individual or family, but has a primary background in cognitive behavioral, strengths-based, and solution-focused approaches.