Nicole Mallory Arzt, MS, LMFT

Nicole Arzt is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in providing psychotherapy for individuals, families, and groups struggling with substance use disorders and psychiatric illnesses. She received her Master of Science from California State University, Long Beach in 2014. She has extensive experience working in a variety of dual-diagnosis treatment centers, providing services for all levels of care from detoxification to long-term outpatient therapy. Nicole currently works full-time as a therapist utilizing psychodynamic and humanistic work. A passionate writer, she has authored several scholarly articles, blog posts, and professional research centered on addiction and mental health.

  • Credentials: MS in Counseling/Marriage and Family Therapy, BA in Psychology
  • Expertise: Substance use disorders, eating disorders, PTSD and trauma, relationship problems

Written By Nicole

Cyberbullying and Substance Abuse: What Every Parent Needs to Know

Cyberbullying refers to harassing or slandering someone through online modes of communication. This can include posting humiliating pictures, spreading negative rumors, threatening or intimidating someone, or posting critical or mean comments.1 Cyberbullying usually takes place on websites, blogs,... [Read More]

How to Talk to Your Friend About Their Drug or Alcohol Use

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), more than 24.6 million Americans aged 12 or older used illicit drugs (e.g., marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine) in the past month, and 1 in 9 (11.4%) young people ages 12–25 used prescription drugs non-medicall... [Read More]

What Is Postpartum Depression?

Even though “postpartum depression (PPD) is the most common medical complication of childbearing,” it is often misunderstood and even stigmatized in mainstream society since many people subscribe to the belief that pregnancy and the early days with your infant should be one of the happiest tim... [Read More]

Self-Medicating Depression with Drugs or Alcohol – Signs and Symptoms

Depression is a complex and potentially devastating mental health disorder. As a result, some people use drugs and alcohol in an attempt to numb the distressing symptoms that accompany the mental health disorder or to otherwise self-medicate its negative effects. Research examining the complicati... [Read More]

Things to Know About Sports & Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are complex, destructive disorders that can impact people of all ages and demographics. When inadequately treated, eating disorders can be life-threatening, which is particularly concerning given their prevalence. The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) estimates that 20 mi... [Read More] is operated by Recovery Brands LLC, a subsidiary of American Addiction Centers, Inc. Learn more about what this means here
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