Nicole Howell, Ph.D.
20700 Ventura Blvd.
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Adults and Children
As a Clinical Psychologist, my goal is to alleviate suffering and help you resolve hidden conflicts which stop you from enjoying life to its fullest. I help you understand how events from the past affect your choices today. The process of change involves understanding yourself better and practicing new behavior which leads to a more fulfilling and satisfying life. I work with all age groups and have found that a strong background in working with children has made me better able to treat adults, as I understand the impact of critical incidents during various developmental stages of the life cycle.
I have worked in the area of Psychology for over 20 years, and currently treat adults, children, teenagers, and couples. My approach is non-judgmental, staying away from blame which causes frustration and self-doubt. Instead, we confront the issues safely, through understanding feelings and the true meaning of your behavior.
I treat a range of disorders from mild to severe. For example, Depression, Anxiety, Stress, PTSD, Personality Disorders, OCD, Fear of Commitment in Relationships, Life Changes, Shyness, and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS). One special interest of mine is Low Self-esteem in Romantic Relationships. My orientation is Psychodynamic/Psychoanalytic, adding Cognitive Therapy and Mindfulness when helpful. www.drnicole.vpweb.com.
Office Hours: Days, Evenings, Weekends
Please use the "Send e-mail" link above, or leave me a message on my confidential office voicemail at: (818) 274-1732.
|Practice Specialties or Interests:
Adult Children of Alcoholics
Impulse Control Disorders
ADHD in Marriage/Couples
Children: ADD, Hyperactivity, Developmental Delays, Fears,
Separation Anxiety, Nightmares, Shyness,
Social-Emotional delays, School Phobia
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Cal-State Los Angeles, 1981
|Additional Licenses/ Certifications:
||Certificate in Infant/Toddler Mental Health, Child Development Institute, Two-Year Program
|American Psychological Association|
|Los Angeles County Psychological Association|
|San Fernando Valley Collaborative Professionals|
||Before our first session, you and I will discuss your needs and my services and fees. Regarding cost, I have a sliding scale which starts at my regular rate and can be adjusted to an amount you feel you can afford.
|Insurance and Billing Instructions:
||I do not accept any type of insurance, however, I do have a sliding scale and will be glad to work out a fee that is comfortable for you.
| Additional Information
|Accepting New Clients: Yes|
|Sliding Fee Scale: Yes|
|Prescribe Medication: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes|
|Public Transportation: Yes|