Nicole Rhodes, LCSW
Therapist in St. Louis, MO
Hi, I’m Nicole! I am a therapist at Marble Wellness.
Education and professional background:
I graduated from Lindenwood University and St. Louis University, where I received undergraduate and graduate degrees in social work.
I completed my practicum with a pediatric hospice in St. Louis, which launched a career dedicated to supporting individuals with chronic and terminal illness and those who grieve. For over six years, I worked at Annie’s Hope, a local nonprofit, with families impacted by a death. My professional and volunteer work with a community-based, child-focused grief center, oncology support groups, and hospice inform my person-centered approach to care.
How I like to work in therapy:
As a clinical social worker specializing in grief and loss, I am comfortable sitting with individuals experiencing the normal, not easy, complicated, and ever-changing feelings associated with grieving a death, relationship, illness, unfulfilled dreams, move, and more. I can provide a listening ear, a space to feel, and perhaps an eye-roll to accompany the latest platitude from the next cubicle over (you won’t hear “it happened for a reason” from me). Together we can identify coping skills that have worked well for you in the past and develop a creative plan to tackle the days when those old skills aren’t as effective.
Whatever your reasons for pursuing grief counseling, I’m here to hear your story, affirm my belief in you truly doing the best you can, and work together towards a future where you feel okay to laugh again.
If you’re the person who is living with a chronic or terminal illness, I’m here for you, too. We can discuss your fears, vision for your days ahead, and your legacy. We can also reimagine what hope means for your future.
Advanced or relevant trainings:
- Extensive training in kids’ grief and the ways that families grieve
- Training in chronic illness
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Sand tray training
I am an avid runner and have a lifelong goal of running a marathon one day. I also dream of sitting in the green seats at Busch Stadium and catching a foul ball!
Check out my "getting to know you" video to learn more about me and my approach.
More on Nicole's approach to grief therapy and her work with clients who are on life's journey with chronic illness
Nicole is one of our favorite in-house contributors to our blog. Read any of her blogs, linked below, to get a better sense of her insight, expertise, and approach to her therapeutic work!
Permissions for When You Are Grieving
Tips for Parenting Grieving Kids
Coping with the Holidays after a Death
What No One Tells You About Grief and Loss
3 Ways to Increase Peace After a Loss
Chronic Illness Blogs:
What People Don't Talk About Re: Chronic Illness
4 Ways Therapy Can Help After You've Been Diagnosed with a Chronic Illness
What We Can All Learn from Simone Biles
Begin Counseling with STL Therapist,
Nicole is ready to get started with you when you are. Reach out today to start meeting with her in our Ballwin, MO counseling clinic. We can also chat via telehealth for online therapy in Missouri and online therapy in Illinois. Truly, anywhere in the state! If you're a Chicago resident, we have in-person therapy available in Chicago, too! Taking this first step is a big deal, so you are already making great progress! Just follow these simple steps and we will get started.
Reach out to Marble Wellness
Our Client & Project Coordinator will be your first point of contact. She'll get you set up with a good match for your on our team, and talk first appointment details.
Meet with STL Therapist, Nicole Rhodes
Nicole is part of our team of therapists who works with grief. She also provides therapy for chronic pain and counseling for chronic illness. With her training and specialized knowledge, you'll be able to get to feeling better right away.
Start to live happy and calm again
Whether it's in-person, online, or park therapy, you and your STL therapist, Nicole, will work together to help you start to live the life you've been longing for.