Nicole's primary goal is to create an environment of safety and respect for adolescents (11-19 years), young adults (20s), and families to experience connection, heal hurts, develop awareness, and grow personally. Nicole is an Associate Professional Counselor under direction and supervision and a National Certified Counselor.
Nicole provides current, research-supported psychotherapy for navigating challenges such as life transitions, anxiety and stress, grief and loss, disappointment, spiritual issues, and relationship/family issues.
She is highly effective in working with parents to set goals and better understand their teen's challenges and what they are going through. Nicole also enjoys working with "gifted" and/or "high achieving" teens and students, such as honors, AP/IB, Magnet, college-prep, college students, master's and PhD students, etc. When appropriate, Nicole enjoys working with clients who wish to incorporate their faith into counseling.
Working together, Nicole comes alongside individuals and families to develop achievable goals - a healthy mind, body, and spirit are essential to overall well-being. Nicole's passion and focus are to equip the next generation to build a Legacy of their own.
Nicole is a current Ph.D. student at Mercer University in Atlanta studying Counselor Education and Supervision.
In their free time, Nicole and her husband enjoy spending time on the lake, watching football, and training for triathlons.
Blog: Read Nicole's blog posts here.
Note: Counselor's legal name, under which she is licensed, is Lindsay Ayers. She uses "Nicole" as her first name.
Ph.D. Counselor Education & Supervision (Expected graduation 2020)
M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Specializations in Child & Adolescent Counseling and Trauma Counseling
Richmont Graduate University
University of Georgia