Life can be difficult.
People can be confusing.
Situations can feel hopeless.
But, don't lose hope.
And never give up!
Sometimes we just need to find someone to talk to.
And when you are ready, I'll be here to help.
As a licensed clinical therapist, I provide professional mental health services to a wide variety of clients. I utilize cognitive-behavioral therapy and positive psychology in my approach to counseling. Cognitive-behavioral therapy examines negative thought patterns that individuals may have about themselves, others, or the world at large. In contrast, positive psychology assists in identifying a client's unique strengths and aids folks in discovering a renewed sense of purpose and personal fulfillment. It's all about discovering a live worth living to the fullest.
Along with traditional mental health services, I am pleased to offer Christian counseling services to individuals who wish to integrate their Christian faith with their healing process. As a clinical counselor and ordained ministry leader, I recognize that many people desire a safe setting in which to explore their personal values and beliefs in light of Biblical principles.
Christian Counseling services are provided upon request and are designed to meet the specific needs of our clients. Incorporating the clear direction and basic principles of Scripture, Christian Counseling services are based upon a distinctly biblical approach to treatment.
Biblical principles provide guidance on a wide variety of topics. Whether you are an individual dealing with past hurts, anxiety, depression, grief, addiction, communication problems, conflicts, relationships, financial challenges, or questions of spirituality - the Bible may have the wisdom and counsel you are looking for in your unique situation.
As a Christian counselor, my desire is to demonstrate Christ's love to each client through unconditional regard, mercy and compassion. It is my privilege to provide support, encouragement and honest feedback for individuals attempting to navigate through the sometimes difficult and confusing seasons of life.
On a general note, please take time in selecting a counselor to assist you with life's challenges. Be aware of who you allow to speak into the private areas of your life. How will you ascertain whether your mental health provider, your counselor and/or your clergy member are emotionally, relationally, and spiritually healthy in their own lives? How important is it to you that your counselor share a similar world view to your own? Never be afraid to ask questions during your screening process.
When you've made your decision, feel free to give me a call. My office offers on-site professional mental health counseling at two locations in Northern Maine. If you desire services by phone or online, please refer to the Coaching page on this site for more information. Together, as client and therapist, we will focus on holistic health care - caring for your body, soul and spirit.
If you would like more information, or would like to schedule an appointment, please fill out the online request form, send me an email, or simply call my office at 207.768.3400. I'll look forward to hearing from you!
Nancy C. Nichols, M.Ed., LCPC, NCC
faqs. . .
How long does a counseling session last?
Sessions are scheduled on an hourly basis - with the industry standard being a 50-minute session.
How long will I need to attend counseling sessions?
The length of time you are in counseling will vary depending on your unique needs.
What type of client populations does Nancy serve?
Nancy provides services to teens and adults of all ages. She works with women, men and couples.
Does Nancy work with children?
Nancy does not provide services for children under the age of 16, but she will gladly assist you with referrals for clinicians who provide children's services.
Does Nancy conduct family therapy?
While Nancy works frequently with couples, she does not provide family therapy services at this time.
How much does counseling cost?
Nancy's fee for mental health therapy is $100 per hour. The cost of service to you will vary according to your individual insurance company, co-pay and deductible.
Does Nancy offer evening or weekend sessions?
Nancy conducts counseling sessions on Tuesday, Wednesdy and Thursday from 9:00 to5:00.
Will my insurance cover counseling?Most insurance companyies provide some level of coverage for mental health services. Nancy is a preferred provider with a number of national and private insurance companies. Unfortunately, she does not accept MaineCare, Medicare, or Medicaid, at this time.
I live in a state other than Maine - can I still recieve counseling services from Nancy Nichols?
Nancy's license prohibits her from providing therapy services outside the State of Maine. For individuals residing in states other than Maine, we suggest Life Coaching as an option.
How can be sure my sessions are confidential?
The services you receive are portected by state and federal laws. No information will be disclosed without your written permission. If someone's life or safety is in danger, confidential information may be disclosed. Your counselor will discuss your rights with you during your first session.
During each counseling session with Nancy, I felt very welcome, safe and comfortable. I was pleased with both the quality of service I received and the high standard of professionalism exhibited. Nancy's abiity to incorporate faith and spirituality into the counseling process was much needed and resulted in a level of healing I would have never received without those components. I highly recommend Nancy Nichols to anyone seeking counseling services. (Maine)