Nicole L Eckhardt

Name of Practice
The Well Counseling Center
First Name
Last Name
L Eckhardt

Nicole Eckhardt is a Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor who earned her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University. She has a specialization in Military Culture and Military Families, and it is her desire to give back to those who serve or have served our country and their families. Nicole also has experience working with young adults completing their high school education in their early 20s due to substance abuse, young parenthood, gang affiliation, incarceration, foster care, domestic violence, poverty, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or difficulty with anger, grief and crisis. She has a special place in her heart for women and couples struggling with infertility, and couples considering adoption.

Nicole believes her own life experiences and knowledge can be beneficial to fostering a healthy therapeutic relationship built on understanding and trust. She values providing a safe environment where each person feels respected, accepted and understood. She also values helping others learn to take care of themselves emotionally, physically, spiritually and socially. Her passion is to help individuals, couples and families find peace, healing and self-acceptance. Nicole believes integrating faith and counseling can strengthen the healing process; however, she understands and respects that this is a personal choice made by each person she works with. She and her husband have been married since December 2005.

Anger Management, Anxiety, Career Counseling, Child or Adolescent, Depression, Divorce, Grief, Life Transitions, Relationship Issues
Age Groups Served
Years in Practice
3 Years
License and/or Certification Type
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor
Clinical Supervision
Contact Info
7080 North Whitney Avenue, Fresno, CA, USA
Service Type
In Office
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I found this intro course extremely helpful and informative! I recommend this for anyone interested in AAT as a place to start developing a better understanding of how to proceed.
Katrina Marquez
IIC / Matthew Sable
This introductory course made me very excited to continue and finish the rest of the program!
BRANDI Kulikov-Ramirez
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

I just completed the free introduction to the AAT-1 and I am super excited to add this to my credentials. My goal is to work with military veterans to help partner them with medical service dogs.

Lois Curry-Catanese
This was a terrific, thoughtful, and exhaustive study of all the issues regarding AAT and Ethical considerations. These considerations in many ways are the differentiator between someone using an animal in therapy or being an Animal Assisted Interventionist. I am excited for the rest of the modules! Thanks so much.
Yonason Ron Witonsky
Psychotherapist / NYCSUPPORT
The experential was an amazing paradigm shifting intensive. I learned so many creative interventions with amazing animals which will greatly enhance my practice and I look forward to applying all that I learned, In addition the training team is obviously doing what is a "labor of love" helping people and providing amazing experiences with animals!
Yonason (Ron) Witonsky
Psychotherapist / NYCSUPPORT
This AAT training was excellent!!! The instructors, including the Equine Experts, were incredibly knowledgable. The hands-on training with the animals (especially the horses!) was very, relevant and I always felt safe knowing that the instructors were looking out for us. I look forward to incorporating everything I learned into my future, private practice. I would highly recommend this training to anyone who is interested in having an animal as their co-therapist. A huge thank you to Cristina and Sarah for providing this amazing training! This experience was truly invaluable, as well as unforgettable!
Kirsten Newell Marino
Clinical Mental Health Counselor

This experiential weekend exceeded my expectations. The instructors were well prepared and presented material and real-time experiences that will greatly enhance my ability to apply AAT in my practice. The exercises and activities served not only to improve our skills and knowledge, but also offered opportunities to experience AAT as our clients will and created a deep bond among the group. The beautiful setting at the refuge offered an incredible variety of animals to help us begin identifying the many ways any animal can help serve the needs of our diverse client populations. With the tremendous amount of information provided, I feel competent to begin the process of training my animals and incorporating them into practice.

Kelly Jerome
Counselor and Psychotherapist / Fresh Air Counseling

This was a great course which taught me alot regarding the Human Animal Bond and especially how this bond transcends the obvious benefits animals bring. This bond is an absolute asset to the arsenal of any Mental Health Professional and allows the clients past positive experiences with animals including hardwired desire to connect with nature to improve the therapeutic alliance as well as open up new vistas in treatment.

Yonason (Ron) Witonsky
Psychotherapist / The Floating Hospital
Excellent introduction to AAT
Roberta Rood