Nicole Rhoads is a Behavioral Health Therapist working with teen and young adult men to help them change the behaviors and beliefs that have led to substance use disorder.
In treating them, she also helps them to resolve co-occurring disorders and other behavioral health issues that may block their path to recovery. Nicole takes a person-centered approach and meets them where they are in their readiness and motivation to change by building rapport and trust in the treatment process. She teaches her patients tools and skills they can use to overcome challenges around addiction and mental health. She helps them to see their progress as they recognize their potential and the possibilities for their futures in recovery.
Nicole’s role extends to supporting her patients’ families by involving them in the treatment process, encouraging them to find treatment and ongoing support.
She has been in this role at Caron since 2017. Her prior experience includes working with individuals with severe mental health diagnoses to help them reintegrate into the community and prevent rehospitalization. She also has experience as an education and employment specialist for individuals with severe mental health.
Nicole is a licensed social worker with provider status in cognitive processing therapy (CPT) and is trained in EMDR and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). She has a Master of Social Work from Marywood University, Scranton, Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Science in rehabilitation and human services from East Stroudsburg University, Pennsylvania.