Nicole Hess, LSW

Nicole Hess, LSW

Nicole comes to Matters of the Heart Counseling with a background in working with those who have experienced trauma.  Nicole is trained in  EMDR and utlizes it with those who have experienced trauma.  She works with individual clients ages 4 and up who are navigating difficult life experiences which may include:

Chronic Illness
Self Harm
Chronic Pain
Adoption Issues
Women’s Issues
Gender Dysphoria
Eating Disorders

Nicole utilizes a holistic, strengths based, and trauma-informed approach to walk with you as you embark on this journey. Through fostering a therapeutic relationship, she will support you to enhance your individual and communal well-being by processing what matters most to you.

Nicole’s past experiences include working with children, adolescents, and families who have experienced trauma including Family-Based therapy in Lancaster, internships in hospice care and transitional foster care with unaccompanied children, as well as previous work in the emergency room setting. Nicole also had the distinct privilege of living and working cross-culturally for several years, learning from courageous young women overcoming immense odds and working towards a more hopeful future. The clients  she has worked with across various settings have taugt her that  past trauma does not and will not define them and can be integrated into their story in powerful ways. Nicole values diversity and the richness it brings as well as working towards peace personally, relationally, and communally.

Nicole is approved for Highmark, Geisinger, Capital Blue and Quest insurances, WellSpan EAP and Mazzetti and Sullivan EAP, Self Pay.  Nicole is comfortable offering Christian Faith Based Couseling upon request.
To schedule with Nicole email us at or complete the contact form.
If you are a current client with Nicole you may email her directly at

45 W. Brandt Blvd
Salunga, PA 17538
(717) 282-2908

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