Nicole Arzt, LMFT

Nicole Arzt, LMFT


Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Area of Focus:

  • Complex trauma and attachment wounds
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Existential anxiety
  • Imposter syndrome
  • Narcissistic personality disorder
  • Impulsivity and behavioral compulsions
  • Relationships and intimacy
  • Substance Use and Addiction
  • Eating Disorders


Masters in Counseling, California State University Long Beach, CA
Bachelors in Psychology, California State University Long Beach, CA

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Professional Background

Nicole Arzt is a licensed marriage and family therapist and author working in private practice in Orange County, CA. Nicole has worked in various settings throughout her career, including hospitals, schools, nonprofit community health clinics, and private practice. She is the author of the bestselling book, Sometimes Therapy Is Awkward

She practices from a psychodynamic, humanistic framework and believes the client-therapist relationship is the most paramount factor for achieving therapeutic success. She has also facilitated many process groups on topics related to body image, grief and loss, self-esteem, and coping with transitional stressors. In all her work, Nicole is passionate about mental health advocacy and demystifying the process of psychotherapy.

In addition to working as a therapist, Nicole is an acclaimed writer and marketing specialist. She owns Soul of Therapy, a content writing and SEO agency for therapists. Additionally, Nicole is the founder of Psychotherapy Memes, an online community with more than 145,000 global followers. She also maintains a snarky mug business for therapists who need yet another coffee mug.

Professional Associations:

  • California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists