NICOLE HARDY, LCSW
Providing individual and group therapy in Asheville, North Carolina, as well as telehealth services to residents of North Carolina, New Jersey, and Massachusetts.
About My Clients and Our Work Together
Many of my clients have trauma histories, which continue to impact their ability to be present and build their lives. Whether someone struggles to make connections with others or struggles to identify and advocate for their own needs, I love working with clients to understand how their experiences continue to impact them in their daily lives. An integral piece of this work is connecting physical symptoms to emotional experiences.
I work well with clients who want to learn some short-term coping tools to implement as we do a deeper exploration of underlying issues. I use a strengths-based approach to focus on what is working well as we identify and strive to change what is not working. We also discuss the role of acceptance as we work on implementing changes. Many of my clients struggle with shame and are looking to practice more self-compassion, although this is often a difficult task. Therapy can be inherently emotionally draining but I find that there's often room for joy and laughter along the way and, indeed, that connection can be a much needed piece of the healing process.
I work with adolescents and adults across the lifespan. As a member of the queer community, I frequently work with queer folx and am affirming of trans and non-binary people. I respect all individuals and constantly strive to offer a safe and non-judgmental environment.
In addition to individual therapy, I offer an all-gender DBT therapy group that focuses on skills training.
While we all move through the current pandemic, all of my services are offered exclusively through a HIPAA-compliant telehealth format.
Unfortunately, I am not currently accepting new individual clients.
Please call or email me if you would like to be notified when I am accepting new clients.
Please get in touch with questions or to schedule a phone consultation or appointment.
417 Biltmore Avenue, Suite 5G2, Asheville, NC 28801