Bio - Nicole Scott
Nicole Scott, I believe that we are all doing the best that we can no matter what is happening within our lives. I like to work in a partnership with clients to ensure that they feel heard, respected and valued during every session and ultimately leave feeling better than they did before entering the therapy room.
I believe that just acknowledging you may need help takes an immense amount of strength and courage. All of us have been in a position where we have felt overwhelmed with what is happening in our lives however, it takes courage to reach out to someone for help. I have the utmost respect for all people who are brave enough to hope and commit towards change for a better future.
Education and Experience
Nicole Scott is currently pursuing her PhD in social work at the University of Manitoba in her third year. Nicole has a Master's degree in clinical social work from the University of Manitoba and has also completed several courses in the Masters of Marriage and Family Therapy program, at the University of Winnipeg. Nicole has been in the helping field for over 15 years, she has experience working with individuals, children, youth, couples, groups and families. As a Registered Social Worker (RSW) most insurance providers will cover Nicole's services.
Upon the completion of an advanced Bachelor degree in Psychology Nicole continued to develop her skills by taking courses in the field of guidance and counseling with the Faculty of Education at University of Manitoba. Wanting to deepen her counseling skills she then began the Masters in Marriage of Family Therapy program at the University of Winnipeg before deciding to move onto the Clinical Social Work program at the University of Manitoba where she graduated with a Master's degree in Social Work. Currently, Nicole is completing a PhD degree specializing in incorporating neuroscience into social work practice. Her work is focusing on creating an ethical space using a Two-eyed seeing approach to child welfare through developmental cognitive neuroscience and traditional Indigenous views of child development.
In addition to her academic credentials, Nicole is also a certified Yoga instructor, which allows her to bring a holistic and mindfulness approach to the people she supports.She is also a member, in good standing, with the Manitoba College of Social Workers (MCSW) and sat on the complaints committee for the college.
Nicole has been a sessional instructor at the University of Manitoba since 2015 where she has taught various courses in the Faculty of Social Work as a sessional instructor. She is also a member, in good standing, with the Manitoba College of Social Workers (MCSW) and sits on the complaints committee for the college. Aside from running a private practice, where she sees both individuals and families, Nicole has experience in the fields of school social work, justice, policy, mindfulness, programming, family counseling, and crisis.