Dr. Widian Nicola
Dr. Widian Nicola is a relationship expert and Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of clinical social work experience. She has worked along the continuum of care – from inpatient treatment to outpatient counseling with adolescents and adults. In addition to directing Nicola Counseling Services, LLC, Dr. Nicola is an Assistant Professor of Graduate Social Work at Seton Hall University and is Host/Producer of the podcast show, Lived Experience Project.
For the past fifteen years, she has also been a retreat facilitator and conference presenter. Her published and media contributions have appeared on national platforms. She was also awarded the Larry DePaul Justice Education Award by the Romero Center in Camden, NJ in 2014. Dr. Nicola is the founder and event director of the annual Savor and Serve fundraiser, is co-leader of the Potluck Society Steering Committee, and volunteer at the Center for FaithJustice. Dr. Nicola is a clinical supervisor for those working towards clinical licensure, and in her own practice, specializes in working with emerging adults and couples.
Rutgers, The State University of Social Work: Doctor of Social Work
Eastern Washington University: Master of Social Work
Lived Experience Project – The Lived Experience Project with Widian Nicola is a podcast show that explores unique and evocative narratives rarely heard in mainstream media. Each season focuses on a lesser known and marginalized population and how these oral histories unveil the often complex nature of the shared human condition. Through this, we hope to build communities infused with awareness and compassion. Learn more…
Savor & Serve – Through community and the sharing of a meal, Savor and Serve is an annual fundraiser event designed to connect women through the savoring of a meal and service to the community. By savoring each moment (and each bite), attendees are able to build stronger connections, and thus, a stronger world. Learn more…
The PotLuck Society – The Potluck Society is a group of interested and interesting women who get together to talk about things we don’t normally have an opportunity to talk about. We create a non-judgmental place where diverse women of all kinds can learn, laugh and connect. Learn more…