Dr. Nicole Linen is a licensed psychologist and the newest member of the Auburn Athletics Sports Psychology team.
Prior to joining the Auburn family, Nicole completed her clinical psychology postdoctoral fellowship in Chicago, Illinois at the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center providing mental health intervention and consultation to the facility's residents and staff. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at The Help Group--a group of non-public schools based in the greater Los Angeles area. While at The Help Group, Nicole worked with children, adolescents, young adults and their families who were dealing with emotional, behavioral, and learning difficulties.
Nicole is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Association for Women in Psychology (AWP). She has presented at local and national conferences on topics including teaching and applying feminist therapy, teaching in correctional facilities, diversity training and gender-specific programming for juvenile offenders. She was a finalist for the APA's Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) in 2013. Nicole is passionate about diversity issues especially as they relate to ethnic and gender identities and sexual orientation.
Nicole earned a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Wright State University in 2015. Prior to that, she completed an M.B.A. in Interdisciplinary Business from Wright State University in 2013, a Psy.M. in Clinical Psychology from Wright State University in 2012 and B.S. in Psychology from Southwestern Assemblies of God University in 2010, where she played basketball.