Dr. Mario Nicolas

(PhD)
Therapist Dr. Mario Nicolas Photo

About Me

Hi, I’m Dr. Mario Nicolas. I am a Ph.D. (Penn State, 2002) trained Clinical Psychologist, with extensive experience in military mental health (Maj [Ret. – 2014]; USAF), clinical neuropsychology (fellowship trained; Univ. of Virginia Medical School [2005-07]), and Primary Care Behavioral Health (PCBH; past-USAF program consultant [2015-20]). If you want to learn more, check me out on LinkedIn. I provide individual therapy to adults and am available on weekday evenings and weekend mornings. I consider myself a cognitive-behavioral therapist, strongly influenced by Acceptance Commitment Therapy. My style of interaction is patient-centered & culturally sensitive, and I consider hearing (not just listening to) my patient’s situation (your “story”) to be my most important task. I incorporate motivational interviewing, and the science of behavior-change, into everything that I do.

At our initial visit we will go through a five-stage process:

Stage 1: We discuss legal matters and confidentiality;

Stage 2: We discuss your “story,” and I will a) review information I received about your situation, b) ask you follow-up questions, and c) briefly paraphrase things you are saying (just to make sure I am hearing you);

Stage 3: We spend 1 – 2 minutes summarizing your overall story and checking in with you to make sure that we are both on the “same page;”

Stage 4: We discuss a plan of treatment that works best for you

Stage 5: We schedule follow-up appointments and/or discuss other administrative matters.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

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

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing

Years of Experience: 30

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

Psychologist #37499 (Expires: 2023-08-31)


Reviews

Written by T.A. on Dec 07, 2021 after therapy with Mario for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and adhd

This is all new to me. I didn’t have many expectations. However, I must say working with Dr. Nicolas has been more beneficial than I would have ever thought. Even to just be listened to and not just heard is profound to me. I love it here!

Written by A.N. on Nov 25, 2021 after therapy with Mario for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and adhd

Dr. Nicolas is amazing. I would recommend him to anyone. Very professional.

Written by K.H. on Oct 21, 2021 after therapy with Mario for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Dr. Nicolas has been wonderful since the beginning even before the meeting her is very attentive and he made mt visits much more easy I was very nervous and scared and he made it a breeze can't wait to continue our meetings.

Written by L.I. on Oct 21, 2021 after therapy with Mario for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

I am new to therapy and I was not sure how I felt about it. So far, I have had one real time conversation with Dr. Nicolas, but after that conversation I felt very hopeful. I strongly believe in Dr. Nicolas’ ability to guide me and help me have a healthier, happier outlook on my life. He listened to me and did not make me feel like I was just a number. He seemed like he genuinely wants to help me become a better me. I am looking forward to working with him.

Written by B.E. on Oct 19, 2021 after therapy with Mario for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd

I've only worked with Dr. Nicholas for a short time, but am seeing improvements and general hope already. I can say that his choice of therapeutic method is great. He responds in a timely manner and makes expectations very clear.