I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist as well as a Certified Personal Trainer. My goal is to bridge wellness between mind, body and spirit. Also, my motive for counseling is to empower my clients so eventually they can use their new tools learned in therapy with the end goal of no longer needing counseling. My approach is empathetic, but also straightforward and genuine. I work with the whole family, children, couples, parents and individuals.
Below are some of my qualifications and you can see my full resume on LinkedIn. The letters after my name and all my education are important, but one of my favorite quotes emphasizes the most crucial piece of counseling, “they don’t care what you know until they know how much you care.”
My counseling experiences include populations and settings such as: a children and adolescent Baker Act receiving facility, adult crisis stabilization at Halifax Psychiatric Center, private practice with families in New Smyrna Beach and Port Orange, suicide screenings with male inmates at the Volusia County Jail, and adolescent substance abuse and human trafficking survivor treatment in a residential facility through Stewart-Marchman-Act Behavioral Health Care.
-MS., Counselor Education Marriage & Family Therapy, Stetson University
-BS., Psychology & Business, University of Central Florida
-AA., Psychology, Daytona State College
-Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, State of Florida, MT3400
-National Certified Counselor, National Board for Certified Counselors, 629139
-Certified Personal Trainer, National Academy of Sports Medicine, 1180239604
-Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Trained
-Play Therapy Certification, Stetson University
-PREPARE/ENRICH Relationship Inventory Facilitator
-Gottman Level 1
Primary Therapeutic Approaches
-Systems Focused Therapy
-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
-Dialectical Behavior Therapy
-Play Therapy and Expressive Therapies
-Family, Couple and Alternative Relationship Issues
-Behavior Modification (Weight Management)
-Grief and Loss
Florida License# MT3400
Lakeside Counseling is proud to contract with Nicole Pizza, LMFT, NCC, CPT. Nicole is currently not available to see new clients.