capturing the beautiful calamity of healing in therapy


the therapist.

Nicole Arzt is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and master’s degree in counseling/marriage & family therapy.

Throughout her therapist career, she has been privileged to work with a diverse range of clients, providing clinical services for individuals, families, couples, and groups. Nicole has worked in public schools, youth centers, private and publicly-funded mental health agencies, college campuses, and residential treatment facilities.

She currently works full-time for Casa Capri Recovery, a women-only substance abuse treatment facility (and she really, really loves working there!)

Nicole’s therapy specialties include:

  • Substance use disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Identity and existential concerns
  • Interpersonal dynamics
  • Relationships and intimacy
  • Complex and acute trauma

Working from a psychodynamic and humanistic framework, Nicole is passionate about creating a positive therapeutic relationship with unconditional support and positive regard. Her approach focuses on locating “who we are” underneath our defenses, traumas, and obstacles while maintaining openness and acceptance within daily living. Humor and metaphors (some are admittedly better than others) are frequently threaded into her session as well.

Nicole is a Southern California native working alongside some of the finest therapists in Orange County. In her free time, she enjoys rock climbing, hiking, and traveling the world.

the writer.

Soul of Therapy launched in 2015 under the vision of bridging humanity, philosophy, psychology, and existentialism into a cohesive and spiritual collection of stories.

This blog project creates the unique, captivating, and ugly content with the psychotherapy process. It is for clients and therapists. It is for all people, for anyone who likes to read and likes to feel challenged. These writings seek to destigmatize mental illness in order to promote acceptance and self-exploration. This is about change on both micro and macro levels. This is about the rawest experience we call life, that one journey we all cumulatively share.

Because the universe works in mysteriously lovely ways, Soul of Therapy launched a beautiful platform for many writing opportunities. Today, Nicole provides extensive freelancing for many organizations, treatment centers, and therapists in Orange County and the greater surrounding areas. Her writing has been featured in Recovery Brands Inc., Online Counseling Programs, and Therapy Unscripted.

She can be contacted via email for collaboration, freelance inquires, and writing consultations.




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