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Senior Integrated 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. She is a consultant for primary care patients who need guidance on behavioral health options to help manage emotional issues. 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 or managing issues of survival. Her support groups include counseling, resources, and referrals.
Ms. Nikol's professional experience includes Senior Clinician for the Summit Medical Group Behavioral Health and Cognitive Therapy Center, 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 Academy of Cognitive Therapy, 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." While working as a therapist, she learned that even small positive changes can make a big difference in her patients' abilities to function well, feel better, and improve and maintain their health. Her approach to counseling in the primary care setting includes focus on the patient as a whole and mind/body connection for achieving overall health and wellness.