Hi. I’m Dr. Nicole Sucre

I am a Denver native who, after living in the Bay Area for almost 20 years, has moved back home in the midst of the upheavals that the COVID pandemic brought to so many of our lives. I am now physically located in the Denver metro area, and practice in both Colorado and California via telehealth.

Since 2007 my practice has included work with hundreds of people living and dying with serious illnesses both within and outside of medical systems.

I have provided care for patients and families in hospital rooms, intensive care units, emergency departments, medical offices, and skilled nursing facilities as a clinician, team member and consultant.

Outside of medical systems, I have provided therapy focused on the deeply personal inner lives and relationships of the patients, loved ones and clinicians living with and impacted by those illnesses over time.

I value approaching my work not only with professional skill but with care and authenticity. I am not someone who believes in hiding behind a professional mask. Though the relationship we build together is defined by your clinical care, it is also a genuine and unique human connection.


  • Colorado – PSY.0005516
  • California – PSY23714


Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
California Institute of Integral Studies (APA Accredited)
San Francisco, CA

Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology
California Institute of Integral Studies
San Francisco, CA

Bachelor of Science, Psychology
Bachelor of Arts, Culture and Religion
Regis University
Denver, CO

Internship Training

Geropsychology / Geriatric Neuropsychology
Institute on Aging
San Francisco, CA

Fellowship Training

Health Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship
Rotations: palliative care, psycho-oncology, neurology,
advanced lung disease, cardiac rehabilitation, organ transplant evaluation
California Pacific Medical Center
San Francisco, CA

Health Psychology Advanced Postdoctoral Fellowship
Rotations: palliative care, neurology, psycho-oncology
California Pacific Medical Center
San Francisco, CA

Other Professional Activities

  • Advisor to APA Working Group on Resolution for End of Life Care
    American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Accelerated Experiential Psychodynamic Therapy
    Level III
  • Being with Dying: Interprofessional Contemplative Care Training
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Dignity Therapy
    Winnipeg, Canada
  • Attending Health Psychologist
    Highland Hospital Palliative Care and Geriatrics
  • Schwartz Rounds Facilitator Training
    Schwartz Center for Compassionate Health Care
  • Community Palliative Care in Public Hospitals Initiative
    California Health Care Foundation (CHCF)
  • POLST (Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment)
    Train the Trainer
    California Coalition for Compassionate Care
  • Social Resilience Model Training (SRM)
  • EMDR Therapy
    Level II
    EMDR Institute