Nicole MacDonald is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, who specializes in working with Children and Families. Nicole received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Bridgewater State College and her graduate degree in Social Work from San Diego State University, with a concentration in children, youth & families. Nicole has worked in various school, out- patient and hospital settings. She spent several years working in the local public schools as a school social worker, where she assessed, counseled, advocated and referred children to the resources they needed. She also taught social skills classes and conducted trainings with teachers on the issues of bullying and suicide prevention. In recent years, she has worked in a local emergency room assessing the needs of children and families in crisis. Nicole has extensive experience in conducting individual and family therapy with children experiencing multiple issues including anxiety, mood disorders/ depression, ADHD, attachment and concerns around trauma. She has helped families cope with life changes and stressors, such as divorce, adoption, substance abuse and medical issues. Nicole utilizes a individualized, strength based approach in helping children heal and grow through play therapy.