Dr. Nicole Beurkens, PhD, CNS

Dr. Nicole Beurkens, PhD, CNS

Founder and Executive Director

Licensed Psychologist, Board Certified Nutrition Specialist

Certified LENS Practitioner, Certified Special Education Teacher


I want to personally welcome you to our clinic website. My husband and I started Horizons with the goal of providing the best quality innovative treatment services in a comfortable environment so children and families can thrive. We’ve been on quite a journey since opening the clinic in our basement back in 2003, and are proud of how it has grown. What started as a small summer program for children with autism has expanded to a 10,000 square foot facility providing year-round treatment services to hundreds of patients and families with a wide variety of neurodevelopmental and mental health challenges around the world. We have continually been blessed with talented staff members and amazing families who allow us to walk with them on their journeys.

Over the years I have obtained many degrees and credentials, and am definitely a life-long student and learner! My degrees include a bachelors and masters in special education, a masters in nutrition and integrative health, and a doctorate in clinical psychology. I am a certified teacher, board certified nutrition specialist, and a fully licensed psychologist. In addition to my degrees and licenses, I have also done extensive training in numerous treatment approaches and protocols including Relationship Developmental Intervention (RDI®), Low Energy Neurofeedback System (LENS), Rhythmic Movement Training (RMT), Therapeutic Listening, SOS Approach to Feeding, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and more.

I am a best-selling author, award-winning therapist, and a published researcher. When I am not seeing patients directly at the clinic I travel to speaking engagements for parents, as well as provide training for professionals about best practices for supporting children and young adults with neurodevelopmental and mental health issues. I am married to my wonderfully supportive husband Bill, and we have 4 children ages 11-17.

Regardless of where you are on your journey personally or with your child, I know that you will find renewed purpose, empowerment, and hope at Horizons. I am personally looking forward to the opportunity to welcome you to our clinic family.

My best,