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Nichole Vincent, PsyD
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Nichole Vincent, PsyD, Psychologist in Uvalde, TX

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We all have expectations about how our relationships should work. Some of these expectations are formed by what we observed from the kinds of relationships our caregivers had, our friends have, what we have seen in TV shows/movies, past partners we have had, or the couples who we come to “know” through podcasts/social media. Together, these experiences influence how we think, act and feel in relationships. When our expectations aren’t met, it becomes a recipe for anger, disappointment, and resentment. In couples counseling, we will shed light on these experiences and begin communicating expectations to decide: which are reasonable, which are negotiable, and which are unrealistic?
As difficult as it is for you to admit it, you have noticed some shifts in your feelings towards your partner. You fear you may be approaching a crossroads, where you are not sure whether or not you want to continue sharing your one, precious life with this person for the rest of your days. Neither of you wants
your relationship to end, but you also know things can’t go on like this. Something has to change — in yourselves and in your relationship as a whole — if this relationship is going to last.
You fight over even the smallest things (e.g., pulling in too far in the garage, not washing dishes the same way you do, which you believe is the right way). One of you says something, the other gets upset, and it suddenly becomes impossible to communicate effectively at all. This happens so often in the relationship; it almost becomes a predictable cycle of conflict, so much so that you’ve both started to bite your tongue and stuff whatever it was you were going to share deep down, in an effort to avoid yet another argument. Ugh, here we go again.
Some myths I want to bust about couples counseling:
You don’t have to be married to receive couples counseling. P.S. this is an antiquated idea.
Regardless of how long you have been in your relationship, it is never too early to start.
Your relationship does not have to be in “dire straits,” “on the brink of divorce,” and no one has to have cheated in order to attend couples therapy. In fact, if you are in a relationship and just want to get a pulse on how things are going, improve communication, reduce the frequency of conflict, or check-in about some baggage one, or both of you have brought into the relationship. All of the above (and more) are perfectly normal and legit reasons to engage in couples therapy.
It’s also important to know that coming to therapy for couples does not indicate your relationship has “failed.” Going to therapy for yourself and your partner shows that you want to strengthen your relationship.
Couples therapy does in fact help “save” a lot of relationships and help them thrive! It is also true that there are times when a couple attends therapy together and end up breaking up or divorcing. Couples therapy can be used to help aid the couple in figuring out if this is what is best for both parties involved and increase the chances of navigating these circumstances more gracefully and amicably. Both scenarios can be considered a positive outcome for couples counseling.
Nichole Vincent is also listed in Best Marriage Therapists in Uvalde

Licensing & Certifications:

  • Licensed
  • License State: Texas
  • License Number: 38237, received 2020
  • N/A

Specialities:

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Coping Skills
  • Creative Blocks
  • Dating Coaching
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • General marriage
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life events
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Panic Disorder
  • Pre-marriage
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem

Types of Therapy:

Services Provided Via:

  • Internet meeting

Works With:

  • Individual
  • Couples

Working With Marriages for:

  • 7 Year(s)

Free Phone Consultations?

  • Yes

Hourly Fees Range:

  • $150 - $200

Language(s) Spoken:

  • English

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