Nicole Gillis-Copping, MSW, RSW
Master of Social Work, Registered Clinical Social Worker
Nicole’s goal is to help and inspire others by using empowering approaches, working collaboratively, and getting to the root of the problem or concern.
Nicole is a warm and positive person who brings energy and humour to the counselling relationship. Nicole’s goal is to work collaboratively with her clients to help them find solace in whatever it is that brings them to counselling. Nicole is genuine and non-judgmental and has a natural ability to connect with people of all ages and stages of life. Whether working with adults or children Nicole’s focus is on establishing a trusting therapeutic relationship.
Nicole brings over 15 years of experience in counselling and therapy in both the non-profit and private sectors, including EAP (Employee Assistance Programs). Prior to an extended maternity leave to stay home with her triplet boys, Nicole worked for several years counselling adults and families. Nicole gained further training to specialize in both trauma and children & adolescent therapy.
Nicole has a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work and is registered with the Alberta College of Social Workers. She also completed two undergraduate degrees including a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) and a Bachelor of Social Work, as well as various other professional certifications. In addition to counselling, Nicole created and managed a child & adolescent therapy program at a domestic violence shelter and has facilitated various workshops on positive parenting practices, empowering children, adolescent brain development, and the impact of trauma on children and youth.
Nicole is an active participant in peer consultation and ongoing professional development to remain current in her clinical skills.
Provides Counselling and Consultation in the Following Areas:
Who goes to see a Counsellor…?
All types of people, ages and walks of life. It is about readiness and the right fit for you.
Working with a counsellor allows you to relax in an unbiased, comfortable and SAFE environment. You don’t have to worry about others feelings and you are provided with an expert whose skills will assist you with the issue(s) that you are facing.
Nothing is forced and you are in charge of what direction the therapy takes. You have the right to question the therapeutic approach, to decline any questions that you are not comfortable with and to discontinue services at any time.
The first session consists of an initial assessment, where Nicole will gain an understanding towards the process that will follow and the goals for therapy. Evaluation is ongoing to ensure your needs are being met and that you are happy with the progress and results.
People come to counselling for many reasons. There is no right or wrong and nothing too big or too small! The most important part is that you are comfortable and ready to improve things in regards to your situation and/or that of your child(ren).