Dr. Nicole A. Tefera is a licensed clinical psychologist who works both in private practice and at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Chicago. Dr. Tefera treats a wide variety of problems including abuse and trauma, anxiety disorders, depression, behavioral problems, adjustment to chronic illnesses, medical traumatic stress, stress-related illness, grief and loss and relationship/work concerns. Dr. Tefera provides treatment to individuals of any age and specializes in the treatment of children (as young as infancy thru adolescence) and their families. Of important note is Dr. Tefera’s proficiency in the implementation of Child-Parent Psychotherapy, an evidenced-based trauma-focused treatment model (developed by Alicia Liebermann and Patricia Van Horn) for young children and their families.
Additionally, Dr. Tefera is a nationally endorsed trainer of the Child-Parent Psychotherapy model. In her role at TCSPP, Dr. Tefera serves as the Director of Applied Professional Practice, where she is primarily involved in the administration and development of doctoral students who are training to become psychologists.
Dr. Tefera earned her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2004. Her interests include building and sustaining culturally responsible and sensitive service delivery organizations and integrating spirituality and healing practices into therapy. Through this approach to treatment, Dr. Tefera asks her client’s examine their spiritual and/or religious beliefs and practices as means to develop adaptive coping strategies (e.g., prayer, meditation, etc.) to aid in their healing process and to inspire hope.