Nicole Solomon PsyD
I provide in-person and virtual psychotherapy services in Northern California. I work collaboratively with my patients utilizing Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) approaches. I have worked with individuals with various subtypes of OCD (e.g. Harm OCD, R-OCD, SO OCD, contamination, perfectionism, just right, and postpartum OCD). My career has progressively focused on treating people with anxiety disorders and OCD, which currently comprises approximately 80% of my practice.
I obtained my doctorate degree from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University. My post-doctoral residency training was with Kaiser Permanente, South Sacramento Adult Psychiatry. I have worked with patients with anxiety disorders and OCD for over 15 years. I have co-led multiple CBT and exposure-based treatment groups for anxiety disorders (panic, phobias, social anxiety, rumination). I have attended annual IOCDF conferences and regularly participate in continuing education trainings focused on OCD, OCD related disorders and anxiety disorders.
I strive to maintain an attitude of cultural humility and life-long learning as each of us are unique and have different experiences. For the last 16 years, I have spent my career working with culturally diverse adult populations in a general outpatient mental health and wellness department. The hospital I was employed with served a diverse population with individuals representing a range of ethnicities, races, ability levels, gender identities, sexual orientations, ages, and SES. Now in my private practice, I strive to provide an inclusive and welcoming environment.
I have attended many APA-approved trainings highlighting equity, diversity, and inclusion, including the recent 2023 APA conference, which highlighted the theme of Belonging. I have sought out training to increase my competence in working with people of differing cultural backgrounds (e.g. LGBTQIA, Antiracist themed, implicit bias, ability status). I have become more diligent and active in my efforts to be an anti-racist and openly discuss topics of privilege and EDI in my therapy sessions.