Nicole Nordhoff

Pre-Doctoral Intern


Nicole (she/her) is completing her pre-doctoral internship at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Counseling Services, in pursuit of the degree of Doctor of Clinical Psychology from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. Nicole received her Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Psychology from Springfield College, located in Springfield Massachusetts.

While in her Master’s program, Nicole enjoyed treating youth and adolescents with trauma and comorbid diagnoses in residential treatment facilities. In her role, she focused on community integration and recreational therapy. During this time, she developed a Dialectical Behavioral Therapy-based Yoga program (DBTb-Y) to treat the patients she was working with as her Master’s thesis. Additionally, she supervised mental health clinicians at a Community Crisis Stabilization Respite program under Behavioral Health Network (BNH) and discovered her affinity for supervision. In her Doctoral clinical training, Nicole has enjoyed working in community mental health and college counseling settings treating a wide variety of psychological conditions (including anxious disorder variants, depression, mood disorders, thought disorders, and personality disorders).

She is eager to serve the students at the University of Missouri Kansas City and employs an integrated theoretical orientation drawing influence from Existentialism, Brief Psychodynamic Theory, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She is currently investigating the outcomes of yoga as a clinical intervention and developing an Existential Yoga Therapy Group Intervention (EYTGI) for her Doctoral dissertation. Outside of her clinical work, Nicole enjoys spending time with her family, yoga, frivolous self-care, reading, and creative writing.