Nichole Cardinal, Adult Intensive Outpatient Treatment

NIchole Cardinal

Substance Use Counselor

Professional Philosophy

I believe everyone deserves a chance to live their life to their fullest potential. “In order to go where you have never been you have to be willing to go where you have never gone.” I help people recognize and guide them through this journey. I have a passion for helping others; especially those who society looks down upon.

Specialty Areas

  • Adult Men and Women
  • Criminal Justice
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Moral Recognition Therapy (MRT) Certification
  • Tobacco Treatment Specialist Certification

Professional Experience

I have experience working with men and women in many different settings (Stillwater prison, IOP with and without lodging, hospital based, and in a county setting).


AS in Criminal Justice from North Hennepin Community College
BA in Criminal Justice and Drug and Alcohol Counseling from Metropolitan State University

License and Credentials

Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) through the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy.