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  • Meet Nicole, Narcissistic Abuse & Trauma Therapist

    You’re stuck in a cycle of relationships where you feel confused, depressed, and guilty. You get blamed for everything. You ask yourself, “am I the narcissist?”

    You’re a people pleaser and put others’ needs above your own. You don’t know who you are or what you want, and you feel uncomfortable asking for anything. Guilt and shame are emotions you constantly feel.

    You have trouble concentrating and tend to zone out. Upsetting memories are either so vivid that they’re distracting, or so vague you’re confused about what really happened. You ask yourself, “did I make it all up?”

    I specialize in helping individuals heal from narcissistic abuse, emotional abuse, narcissistic family, traumatic experiences, childhood abuse, and relationship anxiety. Through therapy you can learn to recognize gaslighting/emotional manipulation, escape the cycle of narcissistic abuse, increase your self-worth, and stop feeling guilty when setting boundaries. Ultimately you can understand what’s blocking you from the life you want to live.

    Therapy Services:

    Individual Therapy for Men, Women, and Teens (ages 16 and up). Online only.

    Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Trauma Therapy Therapy for Childhood Abuse  Anxiety Therapy – EMDR Therapy  Complex Trauma Therapy

    Online Locations: Nashville, Tennessee – Brentwood, Tennessee – Atlanta, Georgia – Sandy Springs, Georgia – Greater Tennessee and Georgia Area

    Mailing Addresses: 1604 Westgate Circle, Brentwood, Tennessee, 37027 – 5887 Glenridge Dr. Sandy Springs, Georgia, 30328

    Therapy Approaches:  

    I offer a combination of therapeutic techniques and concepts from the following therapeutic models:

    Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR): EMDR helps you heal from past disturbing events by processing memories so that you feel less upset and triggered by them. EMDR can help you finally move past whatever has been holding you back from making positive changes in your life and relationships.

    Attachment Therapy: A focus on understanding attachment and relational patterns developed in early childhood so that you can understand your current relationship patterns and learn how to break negative relationship cycles.

    Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT): A focus on acceptance of emotions and commitment to change so that you can begin to live a life and form relationships consistent with your values.

    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: A focus on recognizing unhelpful thoughts and turning these thoughts into more useful ways of thinking so that you can feel less worried and more hopeful about the future.

    Credentials/Licensure

    I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the states of Tennessee and Georgia. TN: LPC-MHSP #3679, GA: LPC #012084. I earned a Master’s degree in Clinical Counseling from https://www.thechicagoschool.edu/The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2009. I have 13 years of clinical experience and have worked in a variety of settings over the course of my career, to include residential mental health, therapeutic and charter schools, intensive outpatient programs, and private practice. I established Nicole Franco Counseling, LLC in 2017. Please note, due to the laws that regulate my professional license, I am only able to provide counseling services to individuals physically located in the states of Tennessee and Georgia.

    Narcissistic Abuse in Relationships

    Somehow everything gets twisted back on you. You feel guilty, confused, and anxious. You ask yourself “Am I the narcissist?”

    Narcissistic Abuse in Families

    As an adult, you do your best to have a relationship with your parent, but this means you always give in. You try to set boundaries...

    Trauma and PTSD Therapy

    You feel disconnected, spacey, or forgetful. You go from feeling numb to feeling intense anger, fear, or sadness. 

    EMDR Therapy

    Deep down, you have a belief about yourself that pops up from time to time. Maybe you believe you aren’t good enough, lovable, or worthy.