Nicole Carrita, Professional Counselor (Pre-Licensed)

Nicole Carrita

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I am an experienced nationally certified counselor who enjoys working with children of a vast array of diagnoses including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, trauma, sexual abuse, physical abuse, suicidality, autism, attention deficit hyperactive disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, children of divorce, school avoidance, victims of bullying, problems with peers, sports performance, children of addictions, and learning/cognitive disabilities.

Every person has a story. My story began as a child when my family moved from New York City to central Pennsylvania, Loyalsock, which is a suburban community outside of Williamsport (well known for the Little League World Series). I experienced culture shock and trauma of 9/11, grew up in a military family, but combated these potential barriers by focusing on my passions of animals, gymnastics, and cheerleading. My dream has been to help individuals overcome obstacles or life's challenges by sharing tools and techniques I have used (or personalize techniques that will work for my clients) to help my community and surrounding communities.

Nicole Carrita has over twelve years of Mental Health experience in a vast array of environments including group homes for individuals with developmental disabilities and mental health diagnoses, residential homes for teenage girls of sexual abuse, inpatient hospitals, IBHS (formerly BHRS), Family Based, juvenile detention centers, community mental health, and several private practices. It was through this experiences, Nicole developed her passions of working with trauma and thus created the practice of Carrita Counseling. Educationally, Nicole attended Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with two emphases on Exercise Science and Special Education in 2011. She then attended Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, where she received her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Child and Adolescent Counseling. She passed her National Counselor Exam (NCE) and received her National Certified Counselor status (NCC). She has completed her Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) hours and is eagerly waiting to provide services to individuals with private insurances. She is also a Doctor of Philosophy student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania where she is in the Counselor Education and Supervision program, aspires to provide consultations to counselors, and provide supervision to those who wish to pursue their LPC. Lastly, Nicole is taking courses at California University of Pennsylvania to obtain a graduate certificate in Sexual Assault Investigation and Victimization. Nicole is passionate about the work she does and hopes that she can continue making an impact on large populations of people to promote healing from traumatic events, particularly sexual abuse/assault/harassment.

I provide counseling to a vast array of clientele including those struggling adjusting to life stressors, military families, veterans, depression, anxiety, domestic violence, Narcissistic Abuse, relapse prevention, and sexual abuse.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • ADHD
  • Adoption & Fostering
  • Anxiety
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Binge Eating
  • Bipolar & Other Mood Disorders
  • Body Image
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Bullying
  • Career
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Divorce & Separation
  • Domestic Abuse/Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Highly Sensitive Persons (HSPs)
  • Law Enforcement/First Responders
  • Medication Management
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Narcissism
  • Neuropsychological Issues
  • Nutrition
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Oppositional/Defiant Behavior
  • Parenting & Parent-Child Relationships
  • Pet Loss
  • Phobias & Fears
  • Pre-Marital & Marital Issues
  • School Performance
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Injury
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spirituality
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Suicidality
  • Suicide Loss
  • Trauma & Ptsd
  • Violence
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Types

  • Acceptance And Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Dance Or Movement Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness
  • Play Therapy & Sandtray
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy
  • Yoga Therapy

Community Specialties

  • Autism
  • Cancer Survivors
  • Military Families
  • Trauma Survivors
  • Veterans

Faith Based Specialties

  • Christianity

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$60.00 - $120.00
Sliding Scale
Yes
Pay By
Cash, Check, Venmo, Zelle, Credit Card, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Insurance Plans Accepted
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
,
Cigna
,

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
5
License(s)
License #
state
Professional Counselor (Pre-Licensed)
Pennsylvania
Graduate School(s)
Degree
Year Graduated
Lock Haven University of PA
Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
2015