Therapist in Greenville, South Carolina Nicole Guttermuth, Therapist

Licenses: MA, MEd, LPC, NCC

Provider Gender: Female

Ages Served: 18-65+

Appointments: In-office and Telehealth

Manages Medications: No, provides therapy only

Therapist in Greenville, South Carolina Nicole Guttermuth, MA, MEd, LPC, NCC

Nicole Guttermuth, MA, MEd, LPC, NCC

Nicole Guttermuth has been working with individuals and families in the community mental health field for the past 15 years. She has been fortunate to work with a wide variety of people, in multiple clinical settings, including Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention and Intervention, Substance Abuse and Dependency and Intimate Partner Violence. In addition to working with adult survivors of childhood abuse, Nicole has also been trained to work with trauma survivors and is trauma informed. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), Resiliency, Neuroscience and Neuroplasticity – specifically the ways stress and trauma impact not only our mental and emotional health, but also our physical health. Researchers in the field of neuroscience and neurobiology continue to find evidence that our brains are able to heal and develop new connections. Nicole finds this particular subject matter exciting. To date, it has been one of her greatest interests. The last eight years of Nicole’s career were spent in the non-profit sector working with families and children who’ve been victims and survivors or child abuse and neglect and past traumas that were never addressed or treated with a counselor or any form of therapeutic intervention. Many of Nicole’s clients have been single parents who struggle with the demands or balancing family life and work; caring for children and making time to practice self-care; and those who struggle financially or are lacking a support system. She has a deep understanding of the difficulties associated with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem issues, and the stresses of everyday life. Counseling isn’t “one size fits all” because we are each special and unique individuals. With that in mind, Nicole approaches the therapeutic relationship from a person-centered, strength-based philosophy. Each person with whom she works is the focus of the counseling relationship. Each individual has their own feeling vocabulary and level of comfort in expressing those feelings verbally. Nicole LOVES art therapy and journaling and has found both of these incredibly useful tools for self-expression and problem solving. Before the term because popular, Nicole was and has always been an “outside the box” thinker. It is Nicole’s belief that her purpose on earth is to provide others with the support, encouragement, and empowerment they need, and that she works diligently to foster within the therapeutic relationship. Like parents who prepare their children to one day leave the nest, as a counselor, it is Nicole’s goal to equip each person with whom she works, the tools they need to lead happy, healthy lives, to be positive role-models for their children, and to achieve their current and future goals. Navigating through challenges and adversity is never easy; however, with hard work and support, Nicole thinks each person has the potential to find healing and create peace in their lives. In his novel Lying on the Couch, psychiatrist Irvin D. Yalom writes, “only the wounded healer can truly heal.” This statement speaks volumes about empathy, and as a therapist who has struggled with major depressive disorder and ADHD, Nicole able to relate with clients when they struggle in various areas of life. In both her professional and personal lives, she has always been motivated by a desire to help others and simply love people. Building a healthy therapeutic alliance with each client she serves is of paramount importance as this creates the foundation upon which true healing begins. Nicole is genuine, down to earth, non-judgmental, and approaches therapy from a person centered, strength-based perspective. Nicole started running when she was in college and fell in love with it. As she has gotten older, she also knows that it is great for her mental health and well-being. She has completed three full marathons and six half marathons. Hiking and being in nature are fun ways Nicole enjoys exploring and connecting with the earth. She is a voracious reader of both literature and non-fiction and loves writing. She also enjoys anything that allows her to be creative – hand embroidery, upcycling various items, photography. The last eight years of her career were spent in Child Abuse Prevention, which is one of several issues about which Nicole is incredibly passionate.

Expertise

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Carelon (Beacon)
  • Companion Benefit (BCBS)
  • Evernorth (Cigna)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan (PHCS)
  • Optum (UnitedHealthcare)
  • Partners Direct Health
  • Prisma Health
  • Sana Benefits
  • Tricare East (Humana Military)

Interventions

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
  • Parenting Skills

Populations

  • Adoption/Foster Care
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • First Responders
  • Head Injuries
  • LGBTQ+
  • Men
  • Military/Veterans
  • Women

Languages

  • English

Locations

FAQs

Please use our online form to schedule an appointment with Nicole Guttermuth. You can also call 843-501-1099 to have someone assist you.

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