Nicole Suarez-Bronfman, MSW, LMSW

 

I am a bilingual Licensed Master Social Worker with over fifteen years of clinical experience. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, adults, and families of all kinds. My focus in treatment is on relationships, communication patterns, coping techniques, and building self-reflective capacities. My areas of specialty include depression, anxiety, social issues, self-harm, trauma (current and past), self-esteem and identity issues, relationship troubles, life transitions, and family conflict. I particularly enjoy working with adolescents and millennials as they transition into adulthood. I am LGBTQ-friendly and happily welcome clients from all walks of life. I am currently engaged in supervision towards my clinical licensure, and am excited to be joining the team at the Woodlands Family Institute.

I grew up in South Florida in a working class, bilingual household with roots in both Cuban and Midwestern communities. My dad was a minor league baseball player, and I was raised in a baseball family, always at practices or games or weekend tournaments. As an adult I’ve called several states home, including Oregon, North Dakota and now Texas, where we relocated in 2016. I love road trips, and travel in general, especially to big cities and sleepy beach towns. Music is a constant in our home. My husband is a college professor of music, our kids play piano, and we listen to everything from Bach to Beyonce. I love dinner parties and potlucks and pretty much anything that involves people coming together for good conversation and good food. These days you will likely find me gardening halfheartedly, baking (especially pie), biking around the Woodlands trails, or watching Star Wars movies over and over with my husband and three awesome kids.

My approach to therapy is strengths-based and collaborative. I draw from a variety of methodologies, rooted in client-centered, cognitive-behavioral, empowerment, and attachment theories. I walk alongside clients who might be grappling with a situation or feeling “stuck” in unhealthy patterns, to help them find a way forward that makes sense and feels right. Successful therapy, much like successful living, is built on trusting, healthy relationships, and I am committed to building such relationships with my clients. To that end, I bring my genuine self–my sense of humor, compassion, experience, and strong belief in shared humanity–to every client interaction. 

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