Meet Nicole Rizkallah

LMFT, Certified EFT Therapist

About Nicole

Nicole is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT #15896) and a Certified EFT Therapist.

Nicole’s deepest desire as a therapist is to support her clients in their journey to a more authentic, fulfilling, and hope-filled life. Throughout life, we often find ourselves stuck and uncertain of how to begin again. We may find ourselves struggling to connect with others or unsure of how to take those vulnerable risks needed to thrive. Whatever the sources of these stumbling blocks—childhood trauma, relational wounds, abuse—confronting them is daunting. Confronting them alone can be impossible.

Each person has a desire to love and be loved—to know their presence in the world has value and makes a difference to someone. Nicole is inspired by the courage taken by those who seek support to better themselves. She strives to create a welcoming space where you can experience your authentic identity as someone loved and good. Nicole appreciates that each person has their own story, and that every story embodies some degree of suffering, pain, and shame—she sees her role as a therapist as helping you to heal from your wounds so that you can move forward with a greater sense of self.

The temptation in this work of self-improvement is to see our weaknesses as something to overcome rather than our potential to live our humanity with strength and dignity. Individual perfection is a fool’s errand, and Nicole believes that in authenticity our truest happiness is realized. Nicole has experience working with couples and individuals who are struggling with attachment injuries, emotional regulation, trauma, anxiety, depression, and coping/life skills.


Therapy With Heart

Specializes in:

Couples Therapy


Adolescent/Family Therapy

Nicole has advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and basic training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT), and Internal Family Systems (IFS); she is actively involved in professional associations, has held workshops at psychological conferences, and is published on working with couples where there are spiritual considerations. For nearly a decade, she was a high school guidance counselor. Nicole has a Master in Liberal Arts from St. John’s College (MD) and a Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Fuller Theological Seminary.

Check Out Nicole’s latest blog post:
Got Trauma? EMDR Intensives
written by Nicole Rizkallah, LMFT

“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” –Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

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