“You deserve someone you can truly be yourself with, and feel comfortable sharing the best and scariest parts of you. We will work together to build trust and learn about what’s going on in your life. Using the right tools, what we can achieve together is truly remarkable.”
Nicole Rubin, MS, an individual and family counselor, with Masters degrees in Clinical Counseling Psychology and Gerontology. She sees adolescents and adults, couples, and families for a variety of issues. Nicole's natural style as a therapist is to balance warm support and empathy, with gentle, honest words that will challenge clients, and will enable them to work together as clients learn new tools to help them achieve their goals.
For additional information on Nicole, visit www.LoveInBloomCounseling.com.
Areas of specialty: LGBTQQI, premarital and marital counseling, gifted adolescence, family transitions, and eating disorders
Ages: Adolescents, Adults, and Seniors.
Nicole Rubin, MS
Leah van der Kooy, LPC, NCC
Licensed Professional Counselor
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
– Marianne Williamson
Leah is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a proud graduate of Georgia State University. With over 15 years of experience, she has had the opportunity to serve the community and support the mental health growth and development of a diverse population, which includes children, teens, adults and seniors. Leah has worked in a variety of clinical settings, which includes experience as a crisis intervention counselor, inpatient & outpatient counselor and most recently as a school counselor. Her background involves supporting persons who are struggling with addictions, mood & anxiety disorders, grief & cancer support, spiritual development and 12 step recovery programs. She is dedicated to the advancement of the LGBTQ+, Persons of Color and marginalized/underserved communities. At the heart of her practice and approach to counseling are the principles of non-judgment, unconditional Love, personal curiosity & growth, and spiritual healing through recovery.
“We will strive for progress, not perfection.”
Ages: Teens, Adults & Seniors
Areas of Expertise: Depression, Family-of-Origin Issues, Grief & Loss, LGBTQ Concerns, Spiritual Issues, Substance Abuse & Chemical Dependency, Work / Life Balance