Nick Comeau, PsyD
Licensed Psychologist
Florida license:
Pronouns: he/him

Education and Professional Experience

Dr. Comeau earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He also earned a Doctoral of Psychology (Psy.D.) from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Comeau has trained, worked, and practiced in a variety of settings, ranging from the residential treatment of substance use disorders to the outpatient treatment of individuals, couples, and families. He completed his Doctoral Internship and Postdoctoral Fellowship at Linden Oaks Outpatient, where he offered individual therapy, group therapy, and case management to clients struggling with substance use and co-occurring disorders. This experience gave him the chance to serve (and learn from) clients from all walks of life, from people living in poverty to corporate executives. All were affected by the challenges of the human condition. After completing his Postdoctoral Fellowship, Dr. Comeau worked at Horizons Behavioral Health, an outpatient group practice located in Crystal Lake, Illinois.

At Horizons, Dr. Comeau gained extensive experience in psychological assessment, conducting evaluations for children, adolescents, and adults. This experience allowed him to hone his diagnostic and clinical skills. Dr. Comeau also provided individual, couples, and family therapy to a range of adolescent and adult clients. He specializes in using different types of Exposure Therapy to treat different anxiety disorders. For example, he utilizes Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) to treat Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Prolonged Exposure (PE) to treat Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. At the core, Exposure Therapy is the practice of facing fears over and over until the fear begins to fade. This method of treatment has a rich history in both the scientific literature and the clinical tradition, and it often helps clients to achieve their full potential.

Approach to Wellness

Dr. Comeau is convinced that each person’s path to self-growth and personal fulfillment is as unique as they are. No two people will use exactly the same solutions. He deeply believes in the potential of each individual person, believing that every person is a living vessel of skills, talents, hopes, dreams, and potentialities. Dr. Comeau prefers to follow the client’s lead, encouraging the client’s goals, issues, and concerns to emerge organically through the course of therapy. He strives to listen to the client to discover what they want to do – and in the process, he hopes that the client will learn to listen more deeply to their own heart, mind, and spirit. Part of therapy is fostering the client’s ability to tune into his or her own intuitions and begin to trust the self more deeply. Dr. Comeau takes a holistic approach that focuses on helping clients explore the interactions between mental health, fitness habits, and spiritual convictions. The overall goal of therapy is to empower each client with the freedom and the tools needed to pursue a life that gives them hope, meaning, and fulfillment.

 

Dr. Comeau’s sessions are eligible for out of network insurance reimbursement.

 

To schedule an appointment, call us at (352) 474-8882 or request an appointment.