Nicole Schiener is an award winning Registered Psychotherapist on a mission to foster healthy relationships at home and at work. She brings twenty years experience as a mental health expert and specialized training to ease the transition to and through parenthood. She is dedicated to liberating mothers from perfectionism and the pressure to do it all.
Nicole is a member of the Waterloo Region Climb out of the Darkness Walk raising awareness and funds for Post Partum Mood Disorders.
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.