Nicole Medina, PsyD.
- EMDR Trained
- Trauma Therapy Certified
- TF-CBT Certified
- FFT Certified
Dr. Nicole Medina is passionate about her work and cares about her clients deeply. She believes in radical acceptance of all people and is an LGBTQ+ affirmative therapist. As a mother of two young girls and three step children, she understands many of the issues that families face and she strives to be a caring, upfront, and empathic therapist.
Dr. Medina’s therapeutic style is attachment-based and emotion focused in nature. She is well versed in many evidence based practices, with an emphasis in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Family Systems Theory. Her specialties include complex trauma and PTSD, Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), depression and suicidal ideation, attachment issues, religious and cultural issues, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and parenting skills.
Dr. Medina graduated from Azusa Pacific University (’08) with Honors with a major in Psychology and minor in Biblical Studies. She earned her Master’s degree (’13) and her PsyD (’15) from Antioch University New England. Her research during graduate school centered on Asian Americans, family therapy, and women’s issues. She completed her APA predoctoral internship (’14) at Western Youth Services in Orange County, CA where she was also trained on the ADOS-2. Her APA postdoctoral residency was at Kaiser Antioch in Antioch, CA which emphasized treating adolescents and young adults with suicidal ideation, budding personality disorders, and mood regulation issues. She has been a licensed clinical psychologist in Utah since December 2016.
Since moving to Utah from California, she has been working with teens in residential and community mental health settings, as well as providing psychological testing to teens in residential and wilderness settings. In her free time she enjoys playing with her children, hiking, and smothering her pets Chacocat, Marshmallow, and Waffles, with love and affection.