Novatu Counseling & Assessment

Our Team

You are in great hands with our team! We are trauma specialists providing EMDR to those in need!


Dr. Jaimie Orndorff, Psy.D., LCMHC Qualified Supervisor

Dr. Jaimie Orndorff, Psy.D., LCMHC Qualified Supervisor – (currently waitlisting new clients)

preferred pronouns she/her/hers

Have you suffered or survived traumatic experiences? Are you feeling stuck in your life and struggling in your relationships? Have you tried therapy but stalled in your progress? Are you being overwhelmed by anxiety, social isolation, hyper-vigilance, fear, feeling emotionally disconnected or any other trauma related symptoms? Are you motivated to feel better, process through the trauma that has plagued you and move forward with your life?

I truly believe in the ability to heal from previous events and move forward without the burden of mental health struggle. In my experience in the mental health field over the last 20 years I devoted myself to gaining experience in a range of settings and populations from children to geriatrics. My clinical experience has allowed me to develop a flexible style that allows the client to engage fully in their treatment, feel safe in the therapeutic relationship and remain motivated when therapy gets tough. I specialize in the treatment of trauma and stress related disorders; however, I am able to help clients reach their goals in many other areas that are not trauma related.

While completing my trauma treatment and assessment focused pre-doctoral internship I was trained in many techniques as well as Trauma Focused CBT, Positive Parenting Program (PPP) and Prolonged Exposure. While continuing to gain experience in trauma related treatment I was trained in EMDR and recognized that being EMDRIA certified would allow me to continue my training and upon finishing that certification by EMDRIA is pursued Level 1 training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. Today I focus on helping clients in their trauma related treatment with the most prevalent symptoms; which are usually the re-experiencing of the trauma and the dysfunction occurring emotionally, physically and relationally.

I provide psychological assessment for children (ages 6 and above), adolescents and adults to assess for many different conditions and disorders. At this time Novatu does not provide assessment for Autism Spectrum Disorders or children under the age of 6.

I work with children (3+), teens and adults on issues surrounding:

  • Life Stressors
  • EMDRIA Certified EMDR TherapistAnxiety
  • Depression
  • Child and adolescent trauma
  • Adult Trauma
  • Life Transitions
  • Occupational Struggles
  • Mood Disorders
  • Military / Veteran’s concerns
  • Family Conflict
  • LGBTQIA+ concerns
Nicole Rice, MSW, LCSW

Nicole Rice, MSW, LCSW – (taking new clients!)

preferred pronouns: she/her/hers

I believe that all people have the ability to create their own best life, and I would be honored to join with you in reaching your goals. I strive to create an open and safe environment for children, adolescents, adults and families to be able to talk about their concerns, hopes and goals. I am experienced in working with children, adolescents, their families and adults. Developing an individualized approach and plan for each client provides all of my clients with the best opportunity to grow and be successful. Each plan may include any combination of individual and family sessions utilizing the most appropriate therapeutic interventions including, but not limited to, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Zones of Regulation, Mindfulness, Behavior Modification and EMDR. I have completed EMDRIA approved training and am working with adults utilizing EMDR to provide trauma and stress/anxiety related treatment.

My approach with children, adolescents and families is to provide a safe environment to encourage the child and family to process emotions and learn new skills that will help to extend that safety into the home environment. Children and adolescents can struggle to express their feelings to others which may lead to behavioral concerns. Children and adolescents also experience difficult life changes while developing their identity and sometimes have to make tough decisions. The positive therapeutic relationship is created and maintained through a nonjudgmental attitude of collaboration and empowerment.

I have experience working with children (4+), adolescents, adults and families dealing with challenges associated with:

  • Anxiety/Social Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Behavioral Challenges
  • Developmental Delays
  • Family Conflict
  • Life Stressors/Transitions
  • Peer Conflict/Social Adjustment
  • Self Image/Self-Esteem
  • Grief and Loss
  • Trauma