Nichole McCoy graduated from La Salle University in Philadelphia, PA in 2007 with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology. After college, Nichole worked as a mental health worker and then moved on to work with adults with intellectual disabilities. In 2009, while in graduate school at La Salle, she began working as a methadone maintenance counselor. This is where Nichole recognized she had a passion for helping individuals and families battling addiction. Unfortunately, an unexpected challenge prevented her from completing that program, but she did not give up on her dream.
In 2013, Nichole enrolled in Concordia University’s Family Sciences program, earning her Master’s in Family Life Education in 2015. Having experienced the impact of addiction in her own family, she sees the recovery process as one that the entire family should be involved in. Nichole remains passionate and enthusiastic about supporting individuals and families as they walk through the pain of addiction and is working toward her CAADC.