Nichole Baumgartner

MA, LPC

Psychotherapist and IOP Manager

Nichole earned her Master’s Degree in Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado.  Whew! What a mouthful, right? Basically, it boils down to a traditional counseling degree with an emphasis on mindfulness and viewing a person holistically – mind, body, and spirit.

Nichole utilizes an integrative approach to therapy and blends evidence-based practices with experientially-focused modalities. Nichole’s training ranges from experiential techniques like Gestalt, mindfulness, yoga, and play therapy to evidence-based CBT, DBT, and ACT. Nichole believes that we all possess the  innate ability to heal; she’s honored to serve as a guide to help you find the strength within yourself to create change and live your best, most authentic life. 

Nichole is a Licensed Professional Counselor and specializes in working with eating disorders. While still in graduate school Nichole completed her practicum at the Eating Disorder Foundation and then went on to complete her internship spending a year working for the Eating Disorder Center of Denver working with adults in their Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) where she continued to work until she decided to move home to Wisconsin in 2017. Nichole is passionate about exploring body image issues, fighting diet culture, exploring how grief, losses, and traumas that play a role our mental health struggles. Nichole also has experience and interest working with those struggling with eating disorders and disordered eating, depression, anxiety, trauma, and borderline personality disorder.

In addition to being a psychotherapist here at Evolve, Nichole also manages our Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) for adolescents and adults. Our IOP programs are based on a bio-psycho-social-spiritual treatment model in order to get to the root of each client’s eating disorder and move towards recovery. We use a variety of techniques including psychotherapy, expressive therapy (art, dance, yoga), therapeutic groups, CBT, ACT, and DBT.  For more information on our programming, please feel free to contact Nichole at nicholeb@evolvehealing.org.

Trainings:

  • IAEDP introductory courses for eating disorder treatment—therapy, medical and nutritional.
  • Eating disorder treatment for midlife and beyond
  • Body image
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Synergetic Play Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Therapeutic Yoga
  • Mindfulness
  • Grief and Loss

Memberships:

  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP)

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