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About Me

Nicole Reilly, MD, MA, AMFT


My journey to become a therapist began during my work as an anesthesiologist/integrative pain management physician where many of my chronic pain patients suffered from depression and anxiety. Feeling like I wanted to be able offer more to my patients beyond empathy and compassion, I set out to get my Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy. 

Today I am exclusively providing mental health therapy services in Newport Beach, Ca. While I am also a medical doctor, I am not currently seeing clients in this capacity. This means that medical services will not provided (e.g. physical ailment diagnosis, medical treatment or prescribing of medications). Should you need medical services, I can refer you to another provider for those specific needs. 

Life can get challenging, and sometimes a little help from a Marriage and Family Therapist can help facilitate positive change. My life experiences have given me perspective for a variety of ways relating to the world and navigating life's challenges. I am passionate about helping others find their own unique way to healing. I care about your well-being and can provide a safe space for exploration with tools to relate to life with more peace and ease. 

Some of my areas of specialty include anxiety, depression, infertility struggles, couples work, parenting, pain psychology, chronic illness, and first responder mental health. 

Level One Emotion-Focused Therapy Trained

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Training through UMass Medical Center for Mindfulness with Jon Kabat-Zinn, Saki Santorelli and other senior faculty. 

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