Nichole graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a Master’s in Social Work and is a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Florida.
She has a wide range of experience including a variety of mental health settings, inpatient and outpatient addiction facilities working with the individual and their loved ones, peri and post-partum women, and the elderly. Through these different settings, Nichole began to develop a passion for working with individuals who are underserved and are not able to access mental health services as others may be privileged to do so.
Another area that Nichole has developed a passion for is working with individuals who have experienced traumatic experiences and have received training in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT).
Nichole uses a variety of skills and modalities in her sessions adapting to each individual client. Some of these include CBT, mindfulness, and DBT.
During her free time, Nichole enjoys going to the beach or enjoying nature walks with her family. She also enjoys exercise and gardening.
Florida Atlantic University
Mrs. Cruz-Torres earned her Master’s in Social Work degree from Florida Atlantic University
Hands down the most caring staff, from the psychiatrists to client support. Several times I needed appointments on short notice and they made it happen. My clinician was down to earth and caring and made me a better man. Having been to psychiatrists from all over the world I would never switch from Happier Living.