Learn about our upscale private practice: Dr. Karen Ruskin & Associates, Inc.

Nicole Dezan, MS, LMHC

Nicole’s expertise is in understanding the human mind. Her clinical expertise is in helping the adult population, young adults, and teens (age 14 and older). Whether she is in session meeting with adults interested in making personal therapeutic shifts, helping young adults in their life journey, or helping teens navigate their challenges, she helps clientele by providing them with insight and concrete strategies to end negative cycles. It is Nicole’s greatest passion to help her clients meet their therapeutic goals so that they can get to where they want to be. When it comes to personal health and wellness, Nicole believes with the right kind of therapeutic help, anyone has the potential to make healthy shifts. From the moment you meet Nicole, her genuine interest in client care, her integrity, patience, kindness, and skill in helping even the most challenging of situations becomes clear.

Nicole’s specialties include:

  • Mood Disorders (Bipolar, Depression)
  • Anxiety Disorders (OCD, Phobia)
  • Men’s/Women’s Issues
  • Personality Disorders (E.g., Borderline)
  • Narcissism
  • Young Adults
  • College Transition
  • Addiction
  • Legal Issues (E.g., Probation, DUI, Shoplifting)
  • Domestic Violence
  • Adjustment/Life Transitions
  • Divorce
  • PTSD/Survivors of Trauma
  • Personal Growth And Wellness
  • Grief and Loss
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Teens
  • Psychosis
  • Body Image/Self-Esteem
  • Somatoform/Somatization disorders
  • Self-injury
  • GLBT-friendly

Nicole’s therapeutic methodology is to collaborate with her clientele in the problem solving process. She seeks to tailor the therapeutic experience to each client’s needs, utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, Psycho-Education, Interpersonal/Relational Therapy, and a Strength Based Approach to treatment. Specifically, Nicole’s style is to develop a concrete understanding of her clients’ current problem(s), and help them to use their strengths to move forward. Nicole is goal driven while remaining kind, patient, and nurturing.

Nicole’s intelligence, genuine passion for helping people, and her ability to quickly size up the underlying therapeutic issue(s) is valued by her clientele. Prior to joining Dr. Karen Ruskin & Associates, Nicole provided individual, family, and couple counseling in a community counseling facility. Nicole holds a Master’s of Science Degree in Mental Health Counseling, CBT Certification, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology.

Nicole offers morning, afternoon, and evening hours by appointment only at: Dr. Karen Ruskin & Associates’ Chestnut Street Location:

26 East Chestnut Street (Side Door)
Sharon, MA 02067