Our Staff

Nicole Greal, LCSW

Manager of Mental Wellness

Nicole joined Nourishing Hope as a Therapist in April of 2021. Nicole has experience working in various community mental health settings and Cook County courthouse locations with youth and adults. Her clinical interests include trauma-informed care, somatic techniques, identity development, parenting, criminal-legal system involvement, life transitions, and working with LGBTQIA+ community members.

Nicole completed her Master of Arts degree in Social Service Administration (equivalent to an MSW) at the University of Chicago, with a concentration in Transforming Justice Programs and Policies. Nicole is originally from Michigan and moved to Chicago to pursue her bachelor’s degree in psychology at DePaul University. In her free time, Nicole enjoys making art, cooking, spending time outdoors and going on adventures with her dog.



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