House of Ruth

Nicole Kaib, PhD, LPC

Dr. Kaib earned her PhD in Counseling at George Washington University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Washington, DC. She has experience working with adolescents and adults in university and outpatient community-based counseling centers, as well as in private practice. Dr. Kaib has worked particularly with individuals with a combination of childhood trauma and intimate partner violence in adulthood and has been seeing clients at House of Ruth’s Domestic Violence Support Center for over 10 years. Dr. Kaib’s clinical interests include serious mental illness (including bipolar and psychotic disorders), complex trauma and dissociative disorders, self-injury, and cultural/social justice issues in psychotherapy. Dr. Kaib is also an advocate of holistic integrative treatments and often encourages clients to consider incorporating mindfulness/meditation, acupuncture, and movement therapies into their treatment. Dr. Kaib works from a client-centered perspective and integrates a variety of techniques to help clients achieve their goals, including incorporating a healthy sense of humor.