Nicole R. Schultz, Ph.D. for UC Davis Health

Nicole R. Schultz, Ph.D.

Health Sciences Clinical Professor

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Clinical Psychology

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Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Behavioral Health Center
2230 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Schultz believes that successful psychotherapy results in patients feeling equipped with a variety of tools to navigate their unique mental health challenges. She strives to provide a warm, non-judgmental, and collaborative space for patients to learn the tools to achieve meaningful life changes consistent with their personal goals and values.

Dr. Schultz also believes in the importance of self-care. In her free-time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing board games, listening to podcasts, and snuggling with her dog.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Schultz is a clinical psychologist offering evidence-based psychotherapy to adults. She has proficiency in providing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for depression, anxiety, trauma, substance use, and insomnia concerns. She has special clinical interest and expertise in exposure and response prevention for anxiety disorders, particularly obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Schultz's research interests include understanding environmental variables that systematically influence self-reported and actual drinking behavior (e.g., drinking context, peer groups), motivational models of substance use behavior, and prevention and intervention for substance use among young adults. She is particularly interested in leveraging technology to improve assessment and inform adaptive interventions to reduce in-the-moment risks.


Clinical Psychologist

Center/Program Affiliation

Behavioral Health Center

Undergraduate School

B.A., Psychology, UC Dominguez Hills, Carson CA 2011

Other School

Ph.D., Psychology, Auburn University, Auburn AL 2020

Other School

M.A., Psychology, University of the Pacific, Stockton CA 2014


Clinical Psychology, University of Washington, Seattle WA 2019-2020


Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Center for the Study of Health and Risk Behaviors, University of Washington, Seattle WA 2020-2023

Outstanding Doctoral Student, Auburn University, 2019

Junior Research Productivity Award, Auburn University, 2016

Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Fellowship, University of the Pacific, 2013

Schultz NR, Aston ER, Metrik J, Ramirez JJ. Can I see some ID? Examining validity of the marijuana purchase task among late adolescent cannabis users. Exp Clin Psychopharmacol. 2023 Feb;31(1):238-247. doi:10.1037/pha0000570. Epub 2022 May 19. PMID:35587422.

Lee CM, Calhoun BH, Abdallah DA, Blayney JA, Schultz NR, Brunner M, Patrick ME. Simultaneous Alcohol and Marijuana Use Among Young Adults: A Scoping Review of Prevalence, Patterns, Psychosocial Correlates, and Consequences. Alcohol Res. 2022 Apr 28;42(1):08. doi:10.35946/arcr.v42.1.08. PMID:35548267.

Schultz NR, Graupensperger S, Lostutter TW. Effects of within- and between-person assessments of alcohol expectancies and valuations on use and consequences moderated by sex. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2021 Sep;45(9):1888-1900. doi:10.1111/acer.14677. Epub 2021 Sep 17. PMID:34533848.

Schultz NR, Junkin E, Correia CJ. The effect of intoxication on free-pour accuracy following behavioral skills training. Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice. 2020;20(3):148-164. doi:10.1037/bar0000176.

Schultz NR, Bassett DT, Messina BG, Correia CJ. Evaluation of the psychometric properties of the cannabis use disorders identification test - revised among college students. Addict Behav. 2019 Aug;95:11-15. doi:10.1016/j.addbeh.2019.02.016. Epub 2019 Feb 18. PMID:30798191.

Schultz NR, Bassett DT, Messina BG, Correia CJ. Differential Role of Cannabis Use Motives in Predicting Impairment Across Three Measures. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2019 Jan;80(1):26-31. doi:10.15288/jsad.2019.80.26. PMID:30807271.

Schultz NR, Kohn CS, Schmerbauch M, Correia CJ. A systematic review of the free-pour assessment: Implications for research, assessment and intervention. Exp Clin Psychopharmacol. 2017 Jun;25(3):125-140. doi:10.1037/pha0000120. Epub 2017 Mar 13. PMID:28287794.

Schultz NR, Silvestri MM, Correia CJ. Diversion of prescription stimulants among college students: An initial investigation of injunctive norms. Addict Behav. 2017 Feb;65:264-268. doi:10.1016/j.addbeh.2016.08.022. Epub 2016 Aug 15. PMID:27561432.