Resilience Counseling & Training Center, North Conway, NH, Individual and Couples Counseling, Personal and Parent Coaching, Retreats, Consulting, Mental Health, Monica A. Nicoll, PhD, William G. Nicoll PhD
Resilience Counseling & Training Center
24 Reporter Court • PO Box 1435 • North Conway, NH 03860 • USA • (603) 730-5467
About Us

Resilience is the ability to set a positive, productive, fulfilling direction in life while also being equipped to handle adversity, stress, difficulties and setbacks in stride; it's the ability to bounce back and get back ‘on track'. One's RQ (Resilience Quotient) serves as both a ‘ social vaccine' inoculating us from adverse life events and as an ‘ antidote ' to life's problems and challenges.

At the Resilience Counseling & Training Center (RCTC), we assist you in enhancing your RQ and to build your personal, marital and family resilience enabling the realization of a happier and more fulfilling personal, professional, marital, and/or family life. RCTC provides a variety of resilience focused services including:  Counseling & Therapy (Individual, Marital, Family), Parent Education/Parent Coaching, and Relationship Enhancement Workshops. We also provide Consulting & Training services and Professional Development workshops for mental health and education professionals worldwide.

Monica A. Nicoll, Ph.D. received an M.A. degree in Counseling Psychology from the Adler University in Chicago and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Research Methodology from Florida Atlantic University. She has received extensive post-graduate training in Brief Therapy, Couples and Family Therapy, Psychodrama, CBT, and Systemic Therapy, as well as in the treatment of Substance Abuse, Eating Disorders, and Personality Disorders. Monica has also completed certification in Clinical Supervision, Family Mediation, and Parent Coordination for high conflict divorce.

Monica has been in private counseling practice for over 20 years. She has also served as Clinical Director of the Outpatient Clinic for Charter Hospital. Monica has provided professional training in counseling and psychotherapeutic practice as an adjunct university instructor and as an invited trainer for universities and professional organizations throughout North America and Europe.

Monica combines her professional training in counseling and psychotherapy with her prior experience in the health, fitness and athletics field. As a former Professional Figure Skater, Coach and Fitness Center Director, she brings a holistic approach to her work with clients emphasizing a personal growth, total wellness orientation to fostering resilience and wellness in your personal, marital and family life.

Monica has just completed a children's book that is both a fairy tale and a parenting book, Key to Calm . This book teaches parents strategies for mindful parenting while also teaching young children self-calming methods. It provides a positive, developmental and preventive alternative to the diagnostic labeling and medicating of children.

William G. Nicoll, Ph.D. received a B.A. in Psychology & Sociology from the University of New Hampshire, a M.Ed. in Counseling from Boston University, and a Ph.D. in Counseling from the University of Arizona. He brings over 44 years of experience in both the mental health and education fields to clients at RCTC. He has served for the past 30 years as a professor of counseling in graduate programs at several universities. He is a world renown speaker and consultant on issues related to children, families and schools as well as on brief, time-limited counseling and therapy. Bill served for many years as the national trainer on Brief Counseling/Therapy for the American Counseling Association and has provided extensive consulting and professional training services throughout N. America, South & Central America, Africa, Europe and Asia. Bill developed the Resilience-Focused Brief Counseling model, the Developing Resilient Youth program for schools, and is considered one of the seminal authors on school based family counseling.
He also brings extensive experience in addressing the unique issues of international transitions including Third Culture Kids and Global Nomad Families and frequently provides consulting services to schools, parents and youth for the U.S. Department of State.

Bill's experience in education includes serving as a classroom teacher, special education teacher, and school counselor in both public and international schools. In addition, to serving as a Professor of Counseling and university Department Chair, he has an extensive background as a family and mental health counselor/therapist working in agency, private practice and correctional settings. He has served as a state counseling association president, teachers' association president, vice-president of the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology, and held numerous other professional leadership positions at the state, national and international levels.

Dr. Bill Nicoll has published extensively in the fields of education and counseling and served on numerous editorial boards for national and international professional journals. His extensive knowledge of the research along with his considerable professional experience in education, family counseling, and mental health counseling has led to his current focus on strategies for developing resilience, wellness, and strengths in individuals and their primary social environments (family, schools, workplace, and communities). Bill offers a more positive, empowering, and research based approach to addressing difficulties in life as an alternative to the growing, counterproductive emphasis on over-diagnosing, labeling, and medicating children and adults.

Bill is also available for speaking engagements with schools, parent groups, professional organizations, and others interested in strategies for promoting resilience in their personal, family, classroom/school, community and workplace lives.