Nicole Cross

Nicole is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Columnist, and Certified Family Mediator. She is a mother of two and step-mother of two.

I hold bachelor’s degrees in both Psychology and Speech Communication from Sam Houston State University, training in Biblical Counseling, a masters in Behavioral Science, and a Ph.D. in Counselor Education from Sam Houston State University. I most recently, completed an intensive course of study with the New York Film Academy and I was honored as a distinguished alumni.

I founded The Communications Coach in 2000 to train individuals and businesses in effective communication practices. This opened the door for me to speak and share my expertise with several different vertical markets as well as an opportunity to work as a professor for the University of Houston and a recurring role as a Relationship Expert and Radio Commentator for Sunny 99.1 and Majic 102, in Houston, TX.

My background also includes prior experience as the Director for University Counseling Center, Career Services, Disabled Student Services, and Alcohol and Other Drug Use Program for Texas Southern University. Additionally, I had the pleasure of serving as the Director of Counseling and Behavioral Health for The Potter's House (a 30,000 member megachurch led by Bishop T.D. Jakes, an acclaimed Pastor, author, executive movie producer, philanthropist and educator, who was named among the 10 Most Influential Christian Leaders in America).

I have been lucky enough to be mentioned in or featured as a media guest expert for such affiliates as TBN, BET, Dallas Morning News, and Fox News.

I am professionally affiliated with the American Counseling Association, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists, American Psychotherapists Association, American Association for Biblical Counselors, Texas Association of Broadcasters and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.