Nicole Filian

(MSW, LCSW, Nationally, Certified, Trauma, Therapist)

About Me

Hello! I'd like to thank you for coming to my page and also formally introduce myself; my name is Nicole Filian and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a person who is passionate about being a listener and a helper. I believe it is my life’s mission to provide support and empathy to those who are in need of it. I have extensive experience working with teenagers and adolescents. I bring a sense of genuine care, compassion, and sense of humor to therapy sessions that allows teenagers to be themselves. Life can be challenging for teenagers to navigate through when feeling overwhelmed or confused. Therapy can be seen as a lighthouse, helping to guide them through challenges and adversities, and bringing both parent and child through the "storm".

I have been in the social work field for thirteen years, and have been providing clinical counseling for five years. I began my journey at Montclair State University, receiving my undergraduate Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, with a minor in human services and counseling. I continued my educational path at Fordham University, where I obtained my Masters of Social Work degree. I have helped families with therapeutic modalities such as family therapy, individual therapy, play therapy, behavioral modification, parenting skills, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Adoption therapy (PACS), grief support, social skills groups, and Anger Management. I have worked with children and teenagers between the ages of 3 to 19. I have facilitated social skills group for teens with issues related to low frustration tolerance, poor impulse control, anger management, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and sociability.

I am knowledgeable and experienced regarding the child welfare system. I have helped teenagers with their diagnoses of trauma, anxiety, depression, ADHD, and other mental health disorders. My goal for treatment with each individual that I serve is to provide a sense of personalization over the goals that are desired. I will also provide the individuals I serve with unconditional positive regard and respect. I hope that you choose my services, and can begin this important life-changing work together.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Dependent Personality , Dissociation , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #44SC05871700 (Expires: 2022-08-31)

LCSW #13298 (Expires: 2020-12-31)


Written by D.E. on Nov 13, 2020 after counseling with Nicole for 1 month

Nicole has been extremely positive influence for my child during these times

Written by L.Y. on Nov 05, 2020 after counseling with Nicole for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

I Would like to continue working with Nicole. She seems to really "get me", has empathy and knowledge, caring. Love her! Can't wait to continue working with her -we've made a lot of progress already

Written by S.O. on Nov 04, 2020 after counseling with Nicole for 3 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Nicole is the most down to earth, compassionate, and devoted therapist and person in general that I have ever met. We have worked together before and decided to continue therapy through teen counseling because I truly couldn’t picture myself working with anyone else after her. You can trust Nicole with your deepest thoughts, feelings, or troubling life experiences and she will do everything in her power that is humanly possible to help you heal and move past any obstacles in your life. She has a way of changing the mindset of something so negative and showing you the absolute positive in any situation. After seeing Nicole, I knew I was... and felt for the first time in my life like a WARRIOR! I would highly recommend her to everyone! Let her be your safe place in a world of chaos!

Written by K.A. on Oct 22, 2020 after counseling with Nicole for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

It’s amazing, Nicole is a great listener, never judges and I can spill my guts to her without hesitation!

Written by J.E. on Oct 16, 2020 after counseling with Nicole for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I love having Nicole as my counselor. She is so supportive and helpful and easy to talk to. I feel like I'm growing as a person but don't have to be perfect and that's okay.

Written by D.I. on May 01, 2020 after counseling with Nicole for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Nicole is the best! She is always positive and makes me feel extremely comfortable. She has the insight to understand every new situation presented to her. Highly recommended!!

Written by A.L. on Mar 31, 2020 after counseling with Nicole for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Very helpful and responsive.

Written by S.A. on Dec 31, 2019 after counseling with Nicole for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Nicole is a wonderful therapist. When I started counselling, I was too depressed, sad, confused. I felt worthless and was self doubting. I was blaming myself for so many things which weren’t in my control. She made me understand my self worth and planted the seed of self-love. She always stood by me in thick and thin and ensured that I feel better, validated my thought process, introduced me to so many concepts of healing process. I am not there yet, but I am glad at least I am in the right direction. I would like to add, Nicole always responded to me on time. Her replies are so apt and elaborative and reading them always made me feel better and teen counseling my sanity. I would like to thank you Nicole for being there with me in this difficult phase of my life. I am sure it shall pass. :)

Written by R.I. on Sep 27, 2019 after counseling with Nicole for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Confused and lost I knew I had the answers but had not been able to clear my thoughts. Nicole gave me directions to follow my thoughts and I found clarity. I came in a babbling fool but somehow she found stability at the core of my problems that proved quite helpful for me to stand strong for me & my family. Thanks Drill Sargent Nicole it was your direction that made my path in life regress a little to gain so much more freedom!

Written by K.E. on Sep 11, 2019 after counseling with Nicole for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

Nicole is amazing!