Nicole Cates, LPA Therapist

As a trained Clinical Psychologist, Nicole’s approach to therapy follows evidence-based therapeutic techniques to ensure quality services to clients suffering from a variety of mental health needs.  She received her graduate degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington in 2017, a program which promoted the use of Cognitive Behavioral Analysis, Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, along with culturally competent practice. Her goal is to provide her clients with a non-judgmental, safe space in which to process their current
distress from relationship issues, anxiety, depression, trauma, and substance abuse concerns. Nicole works together with her clients in a collaborative setting in order to identify and attain therapeutic and life goals throughout the course of therapeutic interventions.

Areas of clinical expertise:

  • Abuse
  • Adoption Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavior Modification
  • Conduct Disorders
  • Co-Occurring/Dual Diagnosis
  • Compulsive Gambling
  • Conduct Disorders
  • Crisis Diversionary Services
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief and Bereavement
  • Infertility
  • LGBT
  • Medical Issues
  • Military/Veteran Treatment
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Pain Management
  • Parent Support and Training
  • Personality Disoder
  • Phobias
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Post-Partum Depression
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychotic/Schizophrenia Disorders
  • Serious Mental Illness
  • Sexual Assault/Trauma
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sleep Disorder
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Transgender
  • Trauma


  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Adults

Interventions Used:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA)
  • Behavior Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
  • Family Systems
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused CBT

To inquire about appointment availability with Nicole, please contact our office at 919-781-8370.