James Nichols

(LCSW)
Therapist James Nichols Photo

About Me

Hardly anybody I know aspires to be that average, center-of-the-bell-curve person. In different ways, we all deviate from the norm, which explains our own uniqueness. My aim as a therapist is to work with individuals, couples, triads, and families in a way that celebrates their uniqueness and "incurable deviance." By meeting you where you are, with who you are, in a way that makes best use of your unique strengths, hopes, dreams, and quirks, we can work together as client(s) and therapist to help you address your current challenges, get lots more of what you want, develop skills, transform, and explore new choices available to you.

I am trained in a variety of approaches and integrate them in a way to best serve the individual client with therapy, counseling, and coaching services. My trainings and certifications include Mindfulness/Insight-based therapies, ACT, EMDR, Clinical Hypnosis, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Solution-Building Couples Therapy, Focusing, Metaphors of Movement, Provocative Changeworks, and NLP. In session, you'll find my counseling style to be warm with lots of curiousity about how you experience both successes and challenges. I will sometimes lead you to unfamiliar places in order help gain insight into what you came to get help for, as well as to help find the differences that make the difference necessary for meaningful change.

It takes courage to begin therapy and coaching. My experience is that once you begin, you'll experience changes immediately. I welcome clients from diverse backgrounds and if we're not a good fit I will help you find someone who is. I am an ally to LGBTQ folks and am kink and poly aware. I welcome adult clients of all faiths and embrace spirituality in service of healing and change without utilizing a specific religious tradition in my approach to counseling and coaching.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #62233 (Expires: 2023-05-31)


Reviews

Written by D.E. on Sep 14, 2021 after counseling with James for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

James has been amazing in his treatment.

Written by N.I. on Aug 23, 2021 after counseling with James for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

James is an excellent counsellor. He spends time to get to know you, your habits, your history and traits, and after spending time with him you can see examples of how he uses your previous sessions and past experiences as a lens to better understand your current problems. He is open, accepting and very east to talk to. I would definitely recommend James to anyone who is looking for a caring counsellor.

Written by H.E. on Jun 28, 2021 after counseling with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

In only two sessions I already have a much clearer path to healing. James has such a calming and welcoming energy. He is communicative and gives you plenty of space to vent as much or as little as you want. I highly recommend him for anyone looking for first time therapy.

Written by K.E. on Jun 15, 2021 after counseling with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

I appreciate his patience and Understanding. James Nichols is a very unique counselor and I never feel judged or as if I need to hide anything. Thank you for all you do.

Written by J.U. on Jun 15, 2021 after counseling with James for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

James is wonderful! He truly listens and captures the essense of how I'm feeling, which in turn has provided me with great insight and direction. He has been a strong support and I think anyone who has the opportunity to work with him should!

Written by D.A. on Apr 09, 2021 after counseling with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Easy to talk to and has provided useful tools for me to use as I develop coping mechanisms that I did not learn growing up.

Written by J.A. on Feb 16, 2021 after counseling with James for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Mr. James Nichols is excellent. I have recommended better help to two other friends. He offers me insight into alot of things I rather choose to ignore or haven't thought of myself. Great guidance and a gentleman I look forward to talking with once a week for information on how to better myself.

Written by C.O. on Feb 14, 2021 after counseling with James for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Vet nice and understanding

Written by A.N. on Jan 26, 2021 after counseling with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I’ve only had 2 sessions with Jaime but I feel comfortable enough to be open with him without fear of judgement. He started offering me tools t from our very first session and I found them to be helpful. I look forward to continuing on this healing journey with him.

Written by J.O. on Jan 25, 2021 after counseling with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Very good listener, has helped me with my determination to become healthier mentally and physically. Great person.

Written by D.A. on Dec 08, 2020 after counseling with James for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Great counselor!

Written by R.I. on Nov 02, 2020 after counseling with James for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, and adhd

Hes a good listener and very good at asking the right questions. The methods he uses are unique and not used a whole lot, but thats why i like him. Very outside the box with his approach. A+ highly recommended.

Written by M.I. on Sep 29, 2020 after counseling with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

My experience with James Nichols has been excellent so far. He makes me feel very comfortable sharing my thoughts, feelings and fears. He is very helpful with resources and aids. I would highly recommend him.

Written by D.E. on Sep 22, 2020 after counseling with James for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and compassion fatigue

Jaime is the first therapist I've ever met with so I really wasn't sure what to expect. He made me feel very comfortable and I was so impressed with how he was able to give me tools to manage my anxiety starting in our very first session. He helped me answer difficult questions that I have been avoiding for a long time and learn to look at my past and current struggles with a new lens. I would definitely recommend counseling with Jaime especially for anxiety, relationship and family issues, shame struggles, and personal growth overall!