NICOLE LIPPENS Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate


Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate

Hi! My name is Nicole, and I'm a therapist at Foundations Family Therapy in Fuquay-Varina.

Unpacking It All Together

Life can be challenging. Do you feel like you are drowning? Do you find that you are drained from feeling anxious, controlling, or critical with people around you? Sometimes the effort of keeping things afloat can be exhausting. Do you daydream about what life would be like if something was different? You are not alone!

Take a moment - breathe - and let’s begin.

A Personal Journey

Every client comes into therapy with a unique set of experiences and expectations. I enjoy working with those who are looking to explore ways to challenge the barriers that are keeping them from thriving in a life that is meaningful.

Together, we can create relevant goals and develop a clear path forward that is consistent with your values. I’m here to help you create positive change in your life, while providing the support and encouragement you need to remember that your goals are attainable.

I’ve worked with a wide spectrum of people including children, families, older adults, and caregivers, and in settings such as public schools and community mental health. I am passionate about supporting people in their efforts to navigate the challenges that life brings and find ways to leverage their existing strengths to build a fulfilling life.

I spent 20 years in the corporate world and understand the pressures of juggling work, home, and personal goals. I closed that chapter to do something more meaningful to me and more closely aligned with my goal to help others build a life in which they can thrive.

Finding Peace in Unpredictable Times

Being a human can be hard work! The pressure to “manage it all” can affect any of us. I love working with children and teens to help them discover their own strengths and navigate the challenges of growing up. I also enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families. I want to come alongside you in your journey and help to create a safe, nurturing, and supportive place for you to explore new strategies and ways of thinking.

A Little about Me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate with a master’s degree in social work. After a career in graphic design in the consulting space, I transitioned my focus to clinical mental health after graduating with my MSW in 2019. The pandemic was a perfect opportunity for me to move into clinical therapy full time. 

In my personal time, I enjoy spending time with my family, cooking, reading, and trying new things! 

Are You Ready?

I would be honored to partner with you to hear your story, validate your feelings, and help you thrive. I am open to incorporating your faith, if that is something you would like as well. No matter what challenges exist for you today, you are not alone. Together, we’ll create a plan to help you move forward in clarity and restoration so you can enjoy the life you were created for! Reach out today.



I see clients at FFT in Fuquay-Varina