Nicole Dieterich Ruiz Diaz
About Nicole Dieterich Ruiz Diaz
Nicole Dieterich Ruiz Diaz is an associate therapist at Holding Hope MFT as well as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of New York. Nicole attended Lafayette College for her undergraduate education where she received her Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and after having lived abroad in Austria for some time, earned her Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Drexel University.
She works with clients of all ages, ethnicities and religions providing individual, couples and family therapy as well as has experience working with trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, illness and relationship issues. Prior to joining Holding Hope MFT, Nicole has worked as a Medical Family Therapist (MedFT) at Hahnemann Hospital, provided therapy at a community-based outpatient treatment agency and was a Multisystemic Therapist (MST) providing in-home therapy.
Nicole prides herself on providing holistic, strength-based, trauma-informed and culturally competent therapy. She believes that the therapeutic relationship be built on trust, empathy, compassion and acceptance without judgment in order to create a safe space for clients to not only authentically connect with themselves and others, but to embody vulnerability. As a marriage and family therapist, Nicole utilizes a systemic approach to look into inter-generational patterns within families and works from an emotionally focused therapeutic approach. Nicole assists clients in gaining awareness of their emotions, increases their contentment within themselves, helps foster connected & secure relationships and strives for clients to develop awareness into their negative cycles/patterns.
Nicole also provides Medical Family Therapy to those who are experiencing chronic or terminal illness within their family such as diabetes, cancer, neurodegenerative diseases and much more. She assists in helping families’ process and discuss the impact of illness within the couple or family system as well as incorporates the biological, psychological, social and spiritual levels into the work.
As Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” It is Nicole’s hope to be able to help her clients achieve this and support them as they journey into themselves, break down their walls and push their boundaries to become their best versions.