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. Dr. 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, blended families, 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, masters and Ph.D. 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 is to equip the next generation to build a Legacy of their own.
Nicole provides community development through speaking engagements and trainings. She has presented both locally and nationally for school counselors, educators, church leaders, and youth groups on anxiety, high performance stress in teens, blended families, and more. Nicole has also served as an adjunct faculty professor and doctoral intern at Mercer University and Richmont Graduate University respectively. Prior to becoming "Dr. Nicole," Nicole worked in church ministry for six years.
In their free time, Nicole and her husband enjoy spending time on the lake, reading, watching college football, and staying active.
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
M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Specializations in Child & Adolescent Counseling and Trauma Counseling
Richmont Graduate University
University of Georgia