Nicole White, PhD

Psychology Postdoctoral Resident
Contact nwhite@brainspotential.com 616.365.8920

Bio

Nicole completed her PhD at Colorado State University. She currently serves as a Psychology Postdoctoral Resident at BRAINS. She enjoys working in the mental health field, as she values giving back to her community, learning more about the biopsychosocial approach to mental health, and establishing collaborative relationships with clients. She works with children and adults presenting with a variety of treatment needs via therapy and assessment. Prior to working at BRAINS, she worked in several clinical settings, including university counseling, community mental health, and child and adolescent treatment centers. She has approximately 3 years of experience conducting psychological and neuropsychological assessments with youth, young adults, and older adults. In her therapeutic practice, Nicole utilizes a variety of techniques, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, acceptance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal process. She highly values meeting clients where they are and tailoring treatment to meet each client’s needs.

Nicole was born and raised in Colorado. She transitioned to the Grand Rapids area to be closer to her spouse’s family and close friends. Her hobbies include spending time with her dog, reading, socializing, and baking. She feels fulfilled by having meaningful conversations with loved ones and believes this translates well to her mental health work, allowing for emphasis on building a positive therapeutic relationship. She is excited to be contributing to mental health awareness and treatment in the Grand Rapids community.

Education

PhD Counseling Psychology – Colorado State University – 2020 MS Counseling Psychology – Colorado State University – 2017 BS Psychology – Colorado State University – 2015 BS Sociology – Colorado State University – 2015

Areas of Interest

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Anxiety
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Identity Development
Learning Disabilities
LGBTQ* Ally
Mood Disorders
Multicultural Issues
Trauma