966 Hungerford Dr. #7A

Rockville, MD 20850


Express Yourself

Saturday appointments available!

Capital Connections Counseling Center, LLC

Nicole Hast, LCPC, NCC

While I work with a large variety of presenting client issues, I have specialized training and experience in the following areas:

  • Young Adult Issues (quarter/third of life crises; job/career changes and decisions; relationship issues)

  • LGBT Issues (specifically with trans*, genderqueer, and gender-nonconforming individuals)

  • Life Transitions (divorce; relocation; empty-nest; job/career changes and loss)

  • Anxiety 

  • Depression​

About Nicole

After spending several years as a public school teacher, in 2007 I returned to school, interested in learning how to better work with children, adults, and families in transition and crisis. I earned a Master of Science degree (MS) and an Educational Special degree (EdS) from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro's highly acclaimed counseling program in 2010 and returned to Maryland that year to begin my work in Montgomery County. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Maryland (LCPC 5052) and recognized as a National Certified Counselor (NCC 252373) by the National Board for Certified Counselors. 


Through my work, I strive to help my clients gain greater insight into themselves and their lives, and to build and shape their innate strengths into a more meaningful or fulfilling existence.  My approach to therapy is collaborative and based on mutual respect and the recognition that in order for healing or change to occur, there must be a partnership between myself and my client. I view people holistically, and to this end, see difficulties as being due to the interplay between psychological, social, and biological factors and believe that change in one area can often spark change in others.