Adults | Adolescents | Families

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  • Harm Reduction
  • Grief and Loss
  • Substance Use
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • Self Esteem and Identity
  • Trauma
  • Conflict and Relationships
  • Nightmares and Recurring Dreams
  • Climate Anxiety and Despair
  • Culturally Responsive and Competent Counseling

Our team specializes in treating anxiety, depression, trauma, and substance use from a holistic perspective. We are passionate about working with adults, adolescents, and families and strive to improve their quality of life and their relationships.


We offer a range of services that include individual sessions and group workshops, family therapy, and life coaching. We have extensive experience working with individuals from all walks of life. We use culturally responsive approaches and are skilled in utilizing effective interventions geared toward individual needs. We offer clinical supervision, training, and consultation to professionals, agencies, and families. Our goal is to coach, teach, and encourage people about how to effectively approach challenging situations and improve their situations.


We are in the historic Herald Building in Downtown Bellingham. Our therapeutic space and interpersonal style is designed to welcome people from all backgrounds. We believe that a good therapeutic partnership cultivates a space for conversation, curiosity, collaboration, and creativity.


The Four Cs:

Conversation | Curiosity | Collaboration | Creativity

Dr. Nicole Torres, LICSW

Owner and Clinical Supervisor

Nicole is a cultural anthropologist, trained ecotherapist, life-long dreamworker, and licensed independent clinical social worker (LICSW). She has over 10 years of experience in counseling and psychotherapeutic roles and various professional settings. Nicole provides culturally responsive training, counseling, and clinical supervision that is holistic and grounded in earth-based wisdom and healing. Her work is centered on providing trainees, clients, and students with the tools to thrive and to grow amidst the challenges of life.


She is currently a faculty member at Western Washington University in the Department of Health and Community Studies.

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  • Clinical Supervision
  • Dreamwork (individual and groups)
  • SoulCollage® Facilitation (individual and groups)
  • Ecotherapy
  • Harm Reduction

Areas of Focus:

  • Harm Reduction/Improving Quality of Life
  • Psychedelic Harm Reduction
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Grief, Loss, and Trauma
  • Ecological Anxiety and Despair
  • Life Transitions
  • Self Esteem and Identity

Maverick Tang, MSW, SUDP, LSWAIC

Clinical Associate

Maverick has a graduate degree from Tulane University’s School of Social Work, along with earning a Certificate in Disaster & Collective Trauma. Their background includes working with adults, youth, and families in school and community settings. Maverick supports clients in the process of self-discovery using approaches rooted in ecological theory, self-determination, and harm reduction. Their focus is to assist clients in developing tools to address life’s challenges, while remembering to make time for celebration and fun along the way.

Clinical Supervisor, Nicole Torres

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  • SoulCollage® Facilitation (individual and groups)
  • Substance Use Education & Treatment
  • Harm Reduction
  • LGBTQ+ Identity

Areas of Focus:

  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Youth and Young Adults
  • Self Esteem and Identity
  • Peer Group Challenges
  • Disaster & Collective Trauma
  • Ecotherapy