The name Diamond is derived from the ancient Greek word Adamas; meaning Proper, Unalterable, Unbreakable and Unconquerable. The word Pearl is a metaphor for something very Rare, Fine, Admirable and Valuable. A graduate of the elite, Barbizon School of Modeling, it was there that Nicole Antonette's ‘power within’ was sparked.
After completing modeling and acting training, Nicole Antonette participated in photography, model searches, scouting and competitions. Ultimately, Nicole Antonette landed print work with Visionaire Media, Inc. in Beverly Hills, California and Nouveau Productions in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Nicole has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of Central Florida where she minored in Criminal Justice and earned certification in Criminal Profiling. She also has a Master of Science Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University. Currently, she has 14 years of experience working in the Human Services field. Experience she has includes working in organizational and clinical leadership. Currently, Nicole is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor with the North Carolina State Board of Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors. With this she is able to provide direct counseling services to the public. She has worked in most levels of care including psychiatric stabilization, targeted case management, partial hospitalization, mobile crisis and response and child welfare. Nicole incorporates a trauma informed care approach in her sessions teaching on the benefits of Psychophysiology healing as it relates to coping and recovering from complex trauma.
Nicole is building a Galleria which consists of honoring community luminaries, community activism, mentoring, discussion workshops, scholarship awards, social media blogging and Gala showcases geared towards enabling Chrysopoeia. Nicole has a love of education and civic engagement and through this wishes to cultivate change.
Currently she is practicing as an Independent Licensed Practitioner. She is trained to treat most psychiatric and mental health disorders. She has targeted expertise in Crisis Intervention and Stabilization of most Mood Disorders, Chemical Dependency, Criminal Profiling and Psychopathology as well as Forensic evaluation and treatment of most sexual offenses.
Nicole is featured on Psychology Today website. View my profile!
Nicole is featured on Therapy for Black Girls website. View my profile!