Dr. Nicole Prado is a Licensed Psychologist and joined the Center for Counseling and Training in January 2018. Dr. Prado received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from California State University, Stanislaus, her Masters in Psychology from Pepperdine University and her Doctorate degree from California School of Professional Psychology in Los Angeles, California.
Prior to moving from California to Missouri in July 2017, Dr. Prado worked in private practice with families, couples and individuals 10 years old and up. Dr. Prado has over 10 years of experience working with adolescents in school settings, collaborating with school staff and participating in Individual Education Planning meetings. In addition, she has worked in many different settings and with all demographics throughout her 16 year career. She has been trained in working with teen issues, abuse/trauma, family and relationship matters, post-partum, PTSD, LGBTQ clients, depression, anxiety, social skills, divorce, custody/visitation changes, and attention-deficit disorder.
Nicole believes the foundation of therapy is working with clients from a strength-based approach assisting them in finding their inner strengths, setting goals and working towards these goals in order to lived a more joyful and fulfilled life. Together with her client they will explore the obstacles that interfere with the client’s ability to access their strength, authenticity and best self. Working together to overcome these obstacles in a supportive empathic environment.