Psychotherapist, Clinical Director, Oceanside Family Therapy
"I am Nicole Story, EDS, MED, LMFT, LMHC -licensed in both Marriage & Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling, I have over 18 years of experience with couples, professionals, therapists, parents and children. I served as the Clinical Director of an intensive adolescent inpatient program, directed 7 concurrent adolescent outpatient programs; and taught as an Adjunct Professor at Santa Fe College.
With master's and post master's degrees (equivalent to a Doctorate of Psychology/Psy.D) from the University of Florida, I also provide clinical supervision and training for therapists and clinical supervisors in numerous local agencies which have included: the Youth Crisis Center; Camelot Community Care; Family Foundations; Daniel Kids; Gateway; River Region; Breakthroughs; the United States Navy; the VA; and several private practitioners.
Trained in psychodynamic and inter-relational systemic models of therapy, I provide a humanistic and culturally informed environment. Also offering comprehensive mental health evaluations, extreme hardship, asylum, detention and immigration evaluations for USCIS and Immigration Courts, for immigration attorney referred cases nationwide.
An expert in the field, having served on the board of the Florida Association for Marriage & Family Therapy (FAMFT) and as President of the NEFAMFT, I stay up to date with the latest research in neuroscience, biopsychological and attachment theories that focus on evidence based measures to enhance coping strategies that improve emotional regulation and general functioning while reducing the need for psychotropic medication.
I offer 20 years of specialized training, education and experience in child and adult psychotherapy; clinical assessment; administering, scoring, and interpreting psychometric evaluations; and court testimony.
With a degree in cultural psychology and vast international experience, our clients come from all over the world and many of our assessments are offered in English and Spanish languages.
Serving a limited number of clients ensures that you will get the individualized, personal attention that you deserve. The beach cottage office offers a casual, relaxed and personal environment designed for your ease, convenience and confidentiality. Shared waiting room and support staff with Max Story Law, Consumer Justice Law Firm.
We proudly support America's armed forces and provide services to the local military community, accepting TRICARE (standard and prime)/Humana Military and Veterans' Affairs referrals. Also accepting
cash, check and Paypal for credit cards.
Office hours are restricted to M-F, 9 am - 5 pm
School visits are available by request
Notes to excuse students from school are provided.
Court assessments/lawyer referrals are prioritized to assist with legal deadlines, expedited options are available.
Marriage and family therapists provide professional assistance to persons without discrimination on the basis of race, age, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, disability, gender, health status, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or relationship status.
Counselors do not condone or engage in discrimination against prospective or current clients, students, employees, supervisees, or research participants based on age, culture, disability, ethnicity, race, religion/spirituality, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/partnership status, language preference, socioeconmic status, immigration status, or any basis proscribed by law. In their work-related activities, psychologists do not engage in unfair discrimination based on age, gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, socioeconomic status, or any basis proscribed by law.
(APA, 2010, 3.01) (ACA, 2014, C.5.) (AAMFT, 2015, 1.1)