Nicole O-Pries, LCSW

About Nicole PriesNicole O-Pries specializes in helping kids and adults navigate trauma, grief, and difficult life changes.

She is a Certified Trauma Practioner and Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has worked as a therapist and clinical supervisor in counseling programs that have helped children and families thrive after experiencing violence. In 2010, she received Style Weekly’s Top 40 under 40 award for her leadership of ChildSavers’ Trauma Response Program. In addition to her work at LaunchPad Counseling, Nicole currently works as an Assistant Professor in the VCU School of Social Work.

Nicole’s focus with clients is grounded in the belief that all people have the ability to thrive after difficult circumstances. She utilizes interventions that consider how mind and body respond to stress and traumatic stress. Whether you are looking for support through a recent change or have been struggling with difficult circumstances for a longer time, you will find Nicole’s calming presence and years of experience to be a great resource.

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