Nicole Orro pronouns: she/her/hers is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor in the State of New Jersey. She has been working with children, adolescents, adults and their families since 2001. She completed her undergraduate training at Georgian Court University with a major in Psychology and minor in Holistic Health. She completed her graduate training at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine with a Master’s in Counseling and Clinical Health Psychology.
Nicole specializes in the treatment of substance use and dual diagnosis in relation to the client and its impact on the family. She provides evidenced-based treatment for substance use including both harm reduction as well as abstinence-based approaches. Nicole has experience facilitating skill groups in a DBT-informed setting and has attended the 5 Day DBT Core Training.
In addition to having clinical experience with direct care to clients as a psychotherapist, Nicole is an Approved Clinical Supervisor. She has provided oversight as well as direct training and supervision of students and supervisees on their clinical work.
Nicole’s accomplishments have included providing community education through articles, lectures, podcasts, and panel discussion on topics within the behavioral health field based on her clinical experience. She participated as a panelist for NJBIZ: Mental Health in the Workplace to discuss how the pandemic has impacted worker’s mental health as well as how businesses in NJ can better support employees. Nicole also has a two-part podcast for Mind on Mental Health: Healthcare Workers’ Mental Health During the Coronavirus Pandemic. This podcast focused on her volunteer work providing therapy to employees that were frontline healthcare employees during the pandemic.
Nicole has worked in a variety of settings during her career in the behavioral health field. This included working in a residential substance use treatment facility providing therapy to adjudicated adolescents. She has also worked in a university setting with both traditional and non-traditional students providing individual counseling.
Nicole has worked with children ages 5-15 yr. as an in-home therapist providing supportive counseling to both the child and family. She has also worked as a therapist on an inpatient substance and detox facility providing assessment, individual therapy, group therapy and multi-family group work centered around addiction. She has also worked as a therapist in an acute partial hospital outpatient setting providing case management, individual therapy, group therapy, multi-family therapy to children, adolescents, and adults. Nicole facilitates a client-centered approach to therapy with collaboration and empathy. She provides supportive counseling while working with clients to evaluate, plan, prepare and engage in changing ineffective thinking and behavior. This style of therapy is centered on hope, while promoting an opportunity for clients to feel better and do better.