Nicole Roder Title: Freelance writer Location: Bowie, Maryland Expertise: Parent coaching Nicole Roder is a DBT therapist and mental health expert. Her writing has appeared in the Washington Post, the Baltimore Sun, Grok Nation, Parents, Today’s Parent, Crixeo Magazine, the Green Parent, and many more. She has over 20 years experience in the mental health field and has been writing for over 10 years. Helping families heal is my biggest passion. I became a social worker because your life is worth my time. About Parents Parents, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for trustworthy, empathetic, and supportive information and inspiration for your families. We reach 9 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists, fact checked, and reviewed by our Expert Review Board for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.