capturing the beautiful calamity of healing in therapy

The Therapist

Hi! I’m Nicole Arzt.

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

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

I currently work full-time for Casa Capri Recovery, a women-only substance abuse treatment facility (and I really, really love working there!)

My 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, I am passionate about creating a positive therapeutic relationship with unconditional support and positive regard. My 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.

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.  These writings seek to demystify 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.