Nicola has been a freelance writer for 3 years and loves crafting a well-written piece from a perspective that informs, inspires, and encourages readers. She is currently studying a Masters in Counseling, and volunteers for the International OCD Foundation, beyondblue, and Mums 4 Refugees. She has a special interest in writing positive pieces about mental health and social issues. She has been teaching in high schools in Australia for 8 years, helping students to communicate their ideas through writing. She has studied screenwriting and in her spare time enjoys writing fictional projects, and blogging.