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Therapist

Nicole Sirko, LPC

Adult Therapist

Allison Russell, LPC

EMDR Therapist

Megan Colon, LPC

Counselor

Colin Brady, LPC

Meet Our Therapists

My educational background includes a BA in Psychology from Duquesne University and a Master's Degree in Counseling from Old Dominion University.  I have participated in several specialized trainings in the areas of anxiety, mindfulness, trauma, self-regulation, cognitive-behavioral therapy, mood disorders, acceptance and commitment therapy, and self-compassion.  I have also worked in a supervisory capacity as both clinical supervisor for counselors seeking licensure and clinical director positions in the community setting.  

 

I use a person-centered and strengths-based approach to create a nonjudgmental space in which people are able to gain insight into their life circumstances.  I also draw on a variety of evidence-based practices such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and solution-focused therapy to help clients expand their personal skills set and navigate their way through difficult times. I believe that it takes more courage to seek help than it does to avoid our challenges and we often find our motivation after taking the first step.  I strongly value the importance of emotional health and I work collaboratively with each person to assist them along their healing journey. ​
 

My educational experience includes a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Old Dominion University.  I am committed to providing a safe place for individuals to feel heard, understood, and encouraged to make satisfying lifestyle changes. My approach to treatment is client-centered and collaborative, as I believe in meeting individuals where they are in the therapeutic process to create positive change and develop effective coping strategies to implement in everyday life. My approach to therapy combines different treatment modalities; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Trauma Informed Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. 

 

Setbacks are not failures, but an opportunity to learn and grow from these experiences and have an increase in life satisfaction by meeting your needs. I am passionate about supporting clients by helping develop healthy strategies to cope and experience growth in emotional, mental, and physical wellness. Together, we will work collaboratively to explore your challenges, increase social connections, and promote empowerment. Therapy can help guide you to find your inner strength and I look forward to joining you on this journey to live a happier and healthier life.

I recognize that each individual holds a unique story and set of strengths and that they are the true experts in their own lives. My passion lies in guiding individuals to heal and discover personal growth even in the face of life’s most difficult challenges. Together, we will work collaboratively to foster personal growth and navigate the path to positive change.

My approach is rooted in empathy, open communication, and collaboration. I employ evidence based therapeutic interventions tailored to each person’s unique needs such as solution focused therapy, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and various trauma informed approaches to empower individuals in meeting their personal and emotional goals. I firmly believe in the value of therapy as a powerful tool for personal growth and healing and eagerly anticipate the opportunity to walk alongside you on your personal journey to well-being and self-discovery.

My educational experience includes a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Old Dominion University. I bring over 8 years of experience working with diverse populations in various clinical settings such as working in crisis intervention, substance abuse, children and adolescence, community mental health centers, and residential treatment facilities, where I have had the privilege of supporting individuals facing some of life's most difficult challenges. 


Through our therapeutic relationship, I aim to cultivate an environment of trust, acceptance, and empathy, where you can feel empowered to explore your innermost thoughts and feelings at your own pace. I believe that you are the expert on your own life, and my role is to provide empathetic understanding, unconditional positive regard, and genuine authenticity as we collaborate to navigate your journey toward growth and self-discovery. My therapeutic approach is rooted in evidence-based practices, including person centered, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and mindfulness-based techniques. I believe in creating a safe and nonjudgmental space where clients can explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences.

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