Editor’s Note: Explore What’s Next continues to grow! As Director I couldn’t be more pleased and proud. In the next few days you will meet the wonderful therapists who make up the Explore What’s Next team. First please meet Nicole. Her recent posts about happiness and mindfulness are quite popular. I can’t wait to hear more from her.


Nicole Newcomb, Therapist

“Life is always moving. Sometimes we fall behind the pace and it can be stressful to catch back up. It’s been my experience that, if you have the right tools, you can get back on track and stay there. But that’s not always easy. Anxiety and depression can be barriers to a happy, healthy life.” ~Nicole Newcomb

As a Mental Health Counselor, LMHC-PCASAC-T, I specialize in cognitive behavioral and mindfulness therapy. I love working with families, adolescents and young adults who are having trouble navigating life transitions. Individuals may be recovering from the pains in life such as past trauma, family strife and could use some support becoming an independent adult. With a background in substance use counseling I have experience helping people with the recovery process. These days this is not an easy path and can lead to understandable anxieties.

Mental Health Counselor

Everyone is recovering from something and could benefit from the support of therapy. As a mental health counselor, I see the prevalence of anxiety and depression and it appears to be ever growing. It can be overwhelming with the increasing pressures of obtaining a college degree, the fast pace of life, the economy and balancing being your own person and figuring out who you want to be for the rest of you life.

With knowledge in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness Therapy, I can help you to better cope with life stressors, regain your life balance and move ahead with confidence! If you or someone you know could use some guidance and support when it comes to figuring out what’s next for you,

Give me a call at 716.440.5627, find me on Facebook, or email me at to schedule your initial consultation!