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"From the moment you walk in the office door of La Bella Vita you know you are in a very special place. The waiting area exudes warmth and acceptance with soft lighting, calming music, candles, and comfy furniture. Nicole’s office continues this ambience, with more comfy furniture, candles, plants, a waterfall, and lots of natural light. She creates an atmosphere where you can take your shoes off, curl up on the couch and feel at home.

The external elements of La Bella Vita compliment the sense of internal safety Nicole provides each client. She invites each person to move at the pace of self discovery that suits them. Her questions are gentle probes that shed light on issues without any sense of being judged. Clients are given the opportunity to explore through many means including journaling, creative writing, and talk.

Nicole is especially skilled with children, using play as a means of helping them deal with the issues in their lives. Her natural open mindedness lends itself to working with teens as well. She provides a very balanced guidance to couples, leading them to open up to each other as they work on their relationship issues." 

- Female Client

"Finding Nicole as a counselor was truly a blessing.  I wasn’t sure what to expect on our first visit.   I was scared to death about going to counseling, marriage or otherwise, but was absolutely relieved when we met.  As a man, it’s hard enough to open up to a counselor, sharing things that you never wanted to talk about but needed to get out but Nicole made me feel at ease from the first moment.  Her “relaxed” counseling style helped me feel that it was safe to say anything and gave me courage to speak from my mind and my heart.  That’s not an easy thing for anyone to do.  Nicole also made my wife and I feel welcome, like family, and drew us both out of our shells to truly talk to each other.  Even the atmosphere puts you at ease, from the couches (no psych joke intended) to the relaxing music.  It’s like hanging out with friends and talking through problems rather than the usual clinical office.  The whole experience has been and is still very rewarding."

- Male Client

La Bella Vita, PLLC. • Nicole Mosteller, M.Ed, LPC, NCC
260 Union Square, Suite 210 • Hickory, NC 28601 • 828-323-8482 • fax 828-323-8482