CORE Louisiana Counseling & Recovery Center (CORE) is a substance abuse and mental health practice headquartered in St. Bernard Parish with licensed clinicians providing “accessible, reliable, and effective services, while promoting a shift towards the normalization of mental health and recovery service.” As a private group practice, CORE’s providers offer holistic mental healthcare through a variety of approaches, therapies, and services to help patients achieve their goals and overcome challenges, such as: depression, anxiety, addiction, grief, and trauma. Services offered focus on prevention, diagnosis, rehabilitation, and recovery, and include counseling, expressive therapies, assessments, anger management groups, domestic violence intervention programs, and psycho-educational classes.
Nicole Goldin is a bilingual Licensed Addiction Counselor, Certified Compulsive Gambling Counselor, and Board-Certified Music Therapist offering counseling and therapeutic services in both English and Spanish. Nicole completed a Master of Music Therapy degree, as well as a dual Bachelor’s Degree in Music Therapy and Psychology, at Loyola University New Orleans. Nicole has been working in the mental health and substance abuse field for over 8 years and applies both traditional and non-traditional clinical approaches to treatment. As founder and CEO, Nicole established the practice in St. Bernard Parish due to the high demand for services and low supply of providers in the community. Although Nicole primarily focuses on the administration of CORE as a practice, she also provides individual counseling, domestic violence intervention, and substance use evaluations. More recently, in August 2020, Nicole participated as a finalist in the Startup St. Bernard, where CORE took home the grand prize at the 6th annual pitch competition, presented by the Meraux Foundation and St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation.