Nicole Smith was born and raised in Perth, Western Australia and moved to the United States to attend college. She played Division 1 Field Hockey at Northwestern University where she obtained her BA in Psychology. Nicole worked as a legal assistant at a Chicago law firm for a number of years before returning to school to obtain her MA in Forensic Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She then moved to San Francisco where she worked as Intake Counselor for a mental health insurance company. Nicole obtained her doctoral degree in Clinical Forensic Psychology from Alliant International University and has completed clinical training at the Psychological Services Center – Oakland, Marin County Mental Health and Substance Use Services, and Girls Inc., – Pathways Counseling Center. She has delivered therapeutic services to children in school-based settings as well as to adults involved in mental health court. Nicole has also developed and taught college level courses in abnormal psychology, general psychology, introductory sociology, and critical thinking.
Nicole currently provides community and school-based psychological assessment and therapy services and is working towards licensure. She thoroughly enjoys working with children and their families and is committed to helping others obtain equal opportunity and access to the fundamental rights of education.