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BIO

Nikole Hintz-Lyon MS, LPC-S, NCC

Nikole is a National Certified Counselor with NBCC and Licensed Professional Counselor. She has a passion .to love & serve people. It is her desire to be able to provide a safe environment for her clients and families by helping them feel empowered & supported through the therapeutic process. Nikole assists her clients' by teaching & helping encourage her clients to prioritize their mental health needs and personal goals of growth. In doing so, her hope for her clients is that they will have a progressive successful, healthy, and whole self. Nikole treats a wide variety of behavioral and mental health populations both for adults and children. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization (EMDR) through EMDRIA. She is passionate to help support first responders & their families. As a spouse of an LEO she understands the enormous sacrifice, stress, & trauma both for the first responder and their loved ones, that come with the duty of the job. This population deserves a space that allows them to feel safe, and understood. Allowing them to receive the care & support without fear or judgment.

She holds a Post Graduate degree in Childhood and Adolescent Disorders, Master of Science degree in Professional Counseling and Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology (2010) from Grand Canyon University. Nikole has an interest & scope working with neurodiversity (ADHD & Autism Spectrum Disorder). Specifically educating others in understanding, identifying & diagnosing the female phenotypes of ASD. She understands the enormous need for support and services for the child , family, and how it is complex for the family system as a whole.

 Nikole screens and evaluates children that may have Autism Spectrum Disorder or at risk. Nikole received certification through Phoenix Children's Hospital as an EAC team member to administer ADOS testing. This test is known to be the "gold standard" in assessing Autism Spectrum Disorder. This allows the child and family to receive early access to care.  Her hope is for clients to experience a journey of  hope, love, light, and the healing-spectrum!

Nikole has served as a former public board member of AZ Board of Behavioral Health Examiner’s Office, Substance Abuse Credentialing Committee & Rules and Subcommittee. Nikole is registered as a board approved clinical supervisor under AZBBHE. 

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