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Nicole Moreira MA, DCR

Licensing & Certifications:

  • 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

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 a second-year 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

Professional Affiliations:


  • Seattle Pacific University, second-year 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
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Areas of Focus

Nicole Moreira is a strong advocate for mental wellness. She passionately helps people navigate their mental health journey with care and strength.
Nicole Moreira utilizes a variety of therapeutic methods and reseach, including:

  • Forensic Psychology
  • Eclectic Treatment Approach
  • Trauma-Informed Care
  • Suicidology Research
Teen Suicide: Warning Signs, Risk Factors, & Prevention

Teen Suicide: Warning Signs, Risk Factors, & Prevention

Teen suicide is a national health crisis and the second leading cause of death in individuals aged 12 to 18 years old. Understanding how to identify when someone is experiencing suicidal thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and provide resources for mental health treatment are effective ways to support teens experiencing suicidal ideations.

June 6, 2020
What Is Dissociative Identity Disorder (Multiple Personality Disorder)?

What Is Dissociative Identity Disorder (Multiple Personality Disorder)?

Dissociative identity disorder (DID), formerly known as multiple personality disorder or colloquially as split personality disorder, is a rare mental health condition that is characterized by identity and reality disruption. Individuals with DID will exhibit two or more distinct personality states and recurrent periods of memory loss. The fragmentation of identity and disconnection with reality that typifies DID is most commonly the result of extreme and pervasive childhood abuse.

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Schizoid Personality Disorder

Schizoid Personality Disorder: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

Schizoid personality disorder is a persistent pattern of emotional and social detachment from interpersonal relationships that typically begins in early adulthood. Those with the disorder may exhibit restricted emotional expression, speak monotone, and appear apathetic, and many loved ones may describe them as loners. Treatment often focuses on improving communication, developing coping skills, and establishing stability.

June 6, 2020
Schizotypal Personality Disorder

Schizotypal Personality Disorder (STPD): Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

Schizotypal personality disorder (STPD) is a persistent pattern of maladaptive thinking and behaviors often characterized by eccentricity, extreme social avoidance, and brief periods of psychosis. STPD can result in various work, school, and relationship problems. Treatment may focus on identifying unhelpful thought patterns and modifying unusual behaviors.

June 6, 2020