Nicolette Sacket, Doctoral Intern
Nicolette Sacket, MS
Supervised by: Rachel McCarthy, PsyD
My name is Nicolette, and I’m a therapist and doctoral intern here at Deep Eddy Psychotherapy.
I offer a combination of individual therapy, group therapy, and assessment services. I wanted to share a bit about myself and how I approach therapy to help you decide if we might be a good fit.
Who I Work With:
- Teens (13 and up)
- Adults of All Ages
- LGBTQIA+ Community
What I Work With:
- Sexual abuse survivors
- Childhood Trauma
- Complex Trauma
- Identity development
- Eating Disorders
- Life Transitions
- And more
Practice and Philosophy
It is important to me to approach therapy and to understand a person, from a well-rounded, holistic point of view. This means that I aim to learn about you as a multi-faceted human, to understand you within the varying contexts you exist in, and within the many different (past and present) relationships in your life. I think it is imperative to understand the whole person (physical, mental, emotional) so I have a complete understanding of you and can tailor treatment to your individual unique needs. In therapy, I use a client-centered and integrated
approach to meet your needs. Some of the modalities I draw from are humanistic therapy, contextual trauma therapy, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), mindfulness, and trauma-informed yoga and meditation. I believe that the client is always the expert on themself and I strive to consistently use a client-driven, and collaborative, approach. Additionally, I work to build an empathic, warm, and trusting therapeutic relationship, as this is one of the most crucial aspects of your therapy experience. Lastly, I like to check in with my clients to assess how they feel therapy is progressing and offer a time for feedback.
Ever since I was an adolescent, I was captivated by the way relationships greatly impact an individual’s development and how and why one person can go down a path of resilience while another may face defeat. I have also experienced the benefit of the therapeutic alliance and having someone to fully believe in you and support you. These are just some of the reasons why I have chosen the path to become a psychologist.
I am a Florida native and have lived all along the east coast of Florida. Given that I’ve always lived in Florida, you can probably guess that I love the ocean! I love anything that has to do with a body of water, whether it’s sitting in the sun, swimming, surfing, floating, etc, I’m there! I have also been practicing yoga since I was a teen and continue to do so, and recently became a registered yoga teacher! I am very interested in the use of yoga for mental health and constantly seek out readings or podcasts about this topic. In my spare time, I enjoy hanging out with my rescue dog, spending time with friends, practicing yoga, traveling to new places, cooking, trying new restaurants, or my guilty pleasure- watching reality tv. I have a wild dream of going on Survivor one day!
As for education, I received my bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of North Florida then I took a year off and worked in a therapeutic group home for adolescents, as well as an office specialist at Baptist Behavioral Health. During this time I learned valuable skills related to mental health and business. After that, I moved to South Florida for graduate school to obtain my doctorate in psychology. During that time I was honored to work with clients from the whole lifespan and those who came with diverse identities and cultural backgrounds. I was also awarded a scholarship for my dedication to dismantling the stigma about the LGTBQIA+ community, and for my continued clinical work with this community. Overall, I provided individual therapy and family therapy, both with a focus on, but not limited to, various types of trauma and comorbid disorders. Finally, I moved to Austin for my internship year before completing my doctorate degree. I chose this site because of their philosophy and approach resonates with me. I am excited for this new experience in Austin and look forward to exploring, and learning about the city!