First and foremost, thank you for expressing interest my practice. I am Nicole Tessier, a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker based in Waterbury, Vermont. I own and operate a fulltime mental health private practice, affiliated with Waterbury Integrative Health; My services include individual, family and couples therapy for adults and children ages three and above.
I received my MSW at the Rhode Island College School of Social Work where I was a recipient of the Alpha Delta Mu National Social Work Honor Society, Beta Chi Chapter. My BFA was obtained at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. It was at this time when my passion for human expression and a profound respect for communication through the various art forms flourished; thus leading me to my current chosen career path.
My educational experience also extends beyond the aforementioned and into extracurricular courses at Bristol Community College, Westfield State College, and The Museum of Fine Arts School. Additionally, I have also enjoyed offering my counseling services as a volunteer at The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.
As a Vermont Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I currently practice independently in the heart of downtown Waterbury. I historically and currently provide direct counseling services to individuals, families, and groups who have experienced or witnessed physical, mental, or sexual abuse and trauma. I also work with children and families coping with developmental delays, behavioral issues, social issues, and learning disabilities. In my work with adults and adolescence I have had extensive clinical care with low functioning to high functioning diagnoses ranging from depression & anxiety to psychosis, mood disorders, and personality disorders. In my 8 years of practice I have worked in various settings including hospitals, residential programs, social services, and clinical settings. Additionally, I have owned and operated a private clinical practice for the past three years
As a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker I understand the importance of assessing and understanding the internal and external factors that affect each individual client, while offering them the dignity and respect they deserve.
“Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of, but stigma and bias shame us all.”