Welcome to Nurture & Balance, PLLC

January 2, 2018

Welcome to a new therapy practice in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. We are excited to serve new and previous clients in the area.  The transition to owning a business and opening a practice has been quicker than expected.  We here at Nurture and Balance hit the ground running and are ready to help individuals, children, teens, adults, and families.


I, Nicholas Trietsch, am the principal therapist and  specialize in outpatient mental health treatment that includes areas of Anxiety, Depression, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Bipolar, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Abuse and Neglect, Trauma, Men’s and Women’s issues, Substance Use, Stress Management, Anger Management, relationship challenges, and behavioral differences.


There are a few things that make us different from other agencies in the area. Our modalities are strength-based, culturally sensitive, feminist informed, and based in non-judgement.   I have a passion for working with individuals who are transitioning and have concerns with gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation.  I have also taught the social work Sex and Gender class for Shepherd University in 2015, building upon that experience.


My therapeutic approaches include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Dialectical (DBT) Informed Practice, Neurofeedback, Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) and Family Systems.


My experience is local to the eastern panhandle and includes community mental health with substance use and persistent mental health differences, foster care and adoption with children, adolescents, birth families, and blended families; domestic violence and child trauma; and at a local mental health private practice working with children, adults, and families from all walks of life and challenges.


As a social worker, I follow the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics.  This resource is designed to help guide my conduct as a clinical social worker and navigate the difficult ethical dilemmas that can occur in clinical social work practice.  Knowing if your social worker is in compliance to these code of ethics can be important in building trust, transparency, and integrity in social work practice. A great resource for checking my history of ethical practice in West Virginia is to check my license verification on the WV Board of Social Work website.  There you can find if any disciplinary actions have been taken against me.  If any complaints have been made, they are freely available to read on their website.


The following services are available:


Individual Therapy Services

We approach our services from a clinical social work perspective.  This includes various stages of treatment that include engaging clients, participating in assessments, collaborating on interventions, and following through with evaluation.  The therapeutic relationship is such an important part of the therapy process.  If you find that we are not a good fit, Nurture & Balance will help identify and refer you to appropriate service providers.


Family Therapy Services

Our families are important supports for the health and wellbeing of the individual.  As a social work practice we are trained in family dynamics and will work with family groups to enhance areas including boundaries, engagement, communication, and problem solving skills.


Peer Supervision

It is an important practice of clinical social workers to seek out supervision with others to help meet the needs of the clients, process ethical concerns, seek out appropriate resources, and process stressors and concerns with other professionals.  Nurture and Balance is an agency interested in connecting with other professionals and facilitating support with one another.  Confidentiality is always an important concern and Nurture & Balance participates in best practices, including the use of a Business Associate Agreement with all agencies and practitioners.  Peer supervision will be available in individual and group settings.



There are powerful technological tools. tools available to support healthy neuroscience.  Nurture & Balance supports the use of mindfulness and meditation to enhance our mental, emotional, and neurological health.  One of our approaches utilize the Muse headband to help optimize mindfulness and meditation practices.  The Muse headband is easily accessible, even to the newest individuals, and those who may not be technology savvy. The Muse headband measures the state of the brain’s prefrontal cortex, giving you real time access and interaction to the mind’s active and calm waves. The Muse headband is a product utilized in and outside of appointments to help build resilience and calmness in life.


Look forward to these services in the future:


Support Groups

Giving back to the community is an important aspect of social work. Keep an eye out for different support group opportunities as they occur throughout the year.



Education and learning experiences are the foundation for change and growth in the individual and the community. Nurture & Balance is interested in providing trainings in the field of mental health, vulnerable populations, sex and gender, race and ethnicity, ethics, mindfulness, and other topics to help enhance the individual and the community in which we live.


Clinical Supervision - Individual and Group

Nurture & Balance is interested in supporting the future of mental health in the Eastern Panhandle. In the next two years we will be available to offer Clinical Supervision.  There will No compete contracts and we will even help you transition into your own areas or business. We think it is vital to build each other up rather than tear each other down. Cooperation over Competition is important for all social workers. Social worker is the idea of advocating for yourself: we believe this aspect is important on an individual level to the organizational levels, including businesses.


If you are interested in seeking services with us, please call us at (304) 579-1515 or visit our website at www.nurturebalancewv.com. We have a listing on Psychology Today as well. Follow our social media presence on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for updates, education, and resources.


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Martinsburg, WV 25401

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