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"Nicole's writing for The Gottman Institute website showed her broad expertise in mental health issues and her compassion for the people that they impact. From loving someone with chronic pain to reviving intimacy post-baby, Nicole tackled topics that resonated with so many. I also love her spirit. She's kind, thoughtful, and willing to do the hard work if it means someone might rethink the way they interact with their world. I continue to follow her on social media and am delighted to see all the creative ways that she seeks to meet her clients where they are."
Nicole Schiener is an award winning Registered Psychotherapist on a mission to foster health and wellness at home and at work. She brings twenty years experience as a mental health professional, group facilitator and mom. She is dedicated to liberating mothers from perfectionism and the pressure to do it all and supporting those in the helping profession protect against burn out and secondary trauma.
Nicole is on a mission to help women recover from the trauma and stress of this Pandemic and liberate mothers at all stages from perfectionism and the pressure to do it all. She empowers anxious and overwhelmed women to challenge the myths of motherhood to cultivate more peace and joy through evidence based practices.
Throughout her childhood and most of her adult life she struggled with generalized anxiety and perfectionism. Utilizing the mind/body tools learned over her psychotherapy career and holistic healing, she learned to embrace uncertainty and be a brave, not perfect writer, speaker and social justice advocate.
Raised by divorced parents with a legacy of generational trauma, she shares insights from 20 years of group work focused on healthy relationships, specialized training and the lessons learned from an equal and loving marriage on the Gottman Institute Blog.
Nicole loves empowering mothers to free themselves from societal conditioning and wrote about mindfulness and how to embrace the opportunities within parenting challenges in a column "Mindful Mama" for a local magazine, The Holistic Parent from 2014-2018.
She's overcome chronic pain and recovered from vicarious trauma and burn out through walking daily, therapy, coaching, energy and physical healing. She left her non-profit agency job in September 2021 to start a private practice devoted to empowering new and stressed out moms with walking sessions along the Grand River and trauma informed and mental wellness workshops for organizations. Everything she does is motivated by a desire to foster healthy relationships, beginning with the one with ourselves.
"I am so glad I know Nicole. Nicole brings so much generosity, wisdom, knowledge, curiosity, conviction and heart to her writing, speaking and individual and group work as a skilled practitioner for mental health and wellness and as an advocate for justice for all people. I do marvel at Nicole's writing ability to effectively and concisely synthesize and support people and causes in just a few words or in the articles she publishes and the newsletters she delivers electronically. It was a true pleasure having Nicole on my podcast sharing her knowledge and wisdom and imparting her expertise to support others. I am comforted knowing Nicole is out there, so clear in her values, many that we share, knowing how much she cares about herself and others. Thank you Nicole! May Nicole's work and expertise benefit you and/or your organization for greater healing, support and inspiration."
"Nicole Schiener has 20 years of experience as a mental health expert; the Registered Psychotherapist received a Woman of Distinction Award in 2020 for her specialized training in violence against women.
She admits that her own experience with chronic pain during the pandemic inspired her to open her private practice."