Nicole Moreira, MA, AAC, MHP

Nicole Moreira, MA, AAC, MHP

Nicole Moreira, MA, AAC, MHP


Current WA St license – CG 60826643, Agency Affiliated Counselor
WA State Mental Health Professional
Motivational Interviewing, IFIOC (Institute for Individual and Organizational Change) 2019
DBT Certification, PESI 2020

Area of Focus:

Forensic Psychology, Eclectic Treatment Approach, Trauma-Informed Care, Suicidology Research


Seattle Pacific University, incoming clinical psychology doctoral student, start Sept 2020
The George Washington University MA in Forensic Psychology, Aug 2017
University of Washington, double major anthropology and psychology, BA June 2013

Nicole’s Recent Articles

Professional Background

Nicole is a trained mental health care professional with experience treating forensic and adult outpatient populations. She provides treatment from a trauma-informed perspective utilizing a variety of evidence based treatments such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI).

As an incoming clinical psychology doctoral student in CRISIS Lab at Seattle Pacific University, her primary research interests are investigating factors that contribute to the development of suicidal ideation and behavior, and identifying effective treatment interventions. She also has a strong interest in the etiology of personality disorders, psychotic disorders and forensic interests such as treatments that help in reducing recidivism and the utilization of reliable risk assessment measures.

  • Mental Health Therapist – Adult Outpatient Population at Peninsula Behavioral Health May 2018-present
  • Forensic Clinician at Sound Mental Health Jan 2018- May 2018
  • APA Member since 2016
  • Research Assistant for Dr. Marsha Linehan creator of DBT at Behavioral Research and Treatment Clinics 2012-2013
  • Research Assistant to Dr. Janxin Leu at her Social Psychology Research Laboratory at University of Washington 2011-2012
  • Research Assistant to Dr. Samantha Yard 2012-2013 of Simoni Global Health Lab
  • Current member of CRISIS Research Labcurrent research study in progress