Elizabeth  Nikol, MA, MSW, LCSW, ACT

Nikol, Elizabeth, MA, MSW, LCSW, ACT

Specialty:

Behavioral Health and Cognitive Therapy Center

I am not accepting new patients.

Phone number:

908-277-8900

Online Access:

I am not accepting e-mail or online appointment requests.

BA:

Psychology, State University of New York, Geneseo, NY

MSW:

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

MA:

Organizational Psychology, Columbia University, New York, NY

Advanced Training:

Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification:

Academy of Cognitive Therapy

Senior Behavioral Health Clinician Elizabeth Nikol, MA, MSW, LCSW, ACT, has expertise in depression, anxiety, adjustment disorder, grief, adjustment to cancer diagnosis, weight loss issues, relationship conflicts, anger management, work issues, and stress management. In addition to her position at Summit Medical Group, Ms. Nikol is a support group leader for Summit Medical Group Breast Center patients who have been newly diagnosed with breast cancer. Her support groups include counseling, resources, and referrals.

Ms. Nikol's professional experience includes Senior Counselor for Saint Peter's College Center for Counseling and Personal Development, Breast Cancer Support Group Leader for Pathways of Summit, New Jersey, and the Young Survival Coalition in New York City. In addition, she has been an adjunct professor in the Department of Psychology at Saint Peter's College in Jersey City, New Jersey. She also supervises social workers who are working toward their licenses.

Ms. Nikol is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, and New Jersey Association of Cognitive Behavioral Therapists. She is working toward her doctorate in behavioral health.

After extensive first-hand experience with colleagues who lost friends and family members in the World Trade Center disaster, Ms. Nikol was inspired to "...enter a career in which I could help people heal and live mindfully." Devoted to helping her patients understand the power of their thoughts as well as communicate effectively in their personal and work relationships, she notes, "I'm striving to help my patients feel comfortable, safe, and capable so that they can make healthy decisions and take positive action that improves their lives and achieves their personal goals. I believe that every day people have a choice about how to live their lives. My goal in cognitive therapy is to help guide and empower my patients to reach for, focus on, and realize their goals."