Nichole Baumgartner


Psychotherapist and IOP Manager

Nichole earned her Master’s Degree in Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado.  Along with traditional counseling training, she received extensive training in mindfulness and meditation, which she has learned can be an immensely powerful tool in the therapeutic setting. 

Nichole utilizes an integrative approach to therapy and uses a variety of modalities in order to fit each client’s individual needs. Nichole’s training ranges from experiential techniques like Gestalt, mindfulness, yoga, and play therapy to evidence-based CBT, DBT, and ACT. Nichole whole-heartedly believes that we all possess the  innate ability to heal; she’s there to serve as a guide to help you find the strength within yourself to create change and live your best, healthiest, happiest life. 

Nichole is a Licensed Professional Counselor In Training (LPC-IT) 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. During her time in Colorado a spark grew into a flame and it became apparent that helping individuals who are struggling with disordered eating would become her life’s work. Nichole is passionate about exploring body image issues, grief, losses, and traumas that play a role in the illness, and helping clients find their paths to recovery so that they can live the happy, healthy lives that they deserve. Nichole also has experience and interest working with those struggling with anxiety, depression, 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 me anytime at


  • 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


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

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