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"Natural,  practical tools to live your life with ease, resilience and a kind of “inner alignment”.    

Tools for your life:
  • Psychotherapy:  Whether the need is short term. long term, or intermittent across the life span, it can provide relief of mild to serious distress caused by a variety of factors. Most health insurance plans are accepted. 
  • I. R. Focusing:  Inner Relationship Focusing  facilitates a way of being.  It’s a process of inner awareness and listening which enables us to have improved sense of self and better relationships and coping tools.  Guided sessions provided, skills taught. 
  • Parenting:  Parenting requires skills, patience, reflection, and a lot of practice.  It's a life long work in progress. 
  • Clinical Consultation:  Optimal services are best provided when we've discussed them with an expert, mentor, colleague.  I have provided this kind of support to many professionals in the mental health/human service field.
Areas of expertise:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationships
  • Trauma
  • Parent/child 
  • Family of origin 
  • Abuse 
  • Life changes
  • Grief/loss
  • Adoption
  • Career/work
  • Special needs

Letter from Carol

Welcome to my website.  I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker.  I have been in the field of mental health and human services for over 20 years.  I have worked with a variety of special populations and all age groups. I have held direct care, clinical, supervisory roles in many different settings.  I have been in private practice on Cape Cod, MA, for over 18 years. I am a parent through birth and adoption.  I love what I do for a living.
I invite you to browse this website to learn a little more about me and the services I provide, as well as to benefit from other resources I have published on these few pages. Please feel free to visit often, as I am new to being the host of a website and it's likely to be a work in progress from quite a long time.  I will also be posting new links and articles along the way.  I invite you to contact me if you have any questions. 

Carol J. Sutherland Nickerson, L.I.C.S.W.; C.F.T.
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker; Certified Focusing Trainer

Questions for your reflection.....

•Have you tried everything you can possibly think of to reduce stress in your life, yet you just can't feel calm inside or relax?

•Do you procrastinate or find that you aren’t doing things you would really like to do?

•Have you read all the best parenting advice and still find yourself parenting in ways you said you never would?

Do you have pains or symptoms that your doctor tells you are “just stress”?

•Are you hard on yourself for before you even get started?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you might want to know more about Focusing.  Please Click here  for more information about Focusing.
If you would like to read a copy of the article I wrote about healing attachment with I.R. Focusing, please email me.