Counseling

"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 ability 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)

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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.  My theoretical approach to treatment includes:

Cognitive-behavioral therapy - examines negative thought patterns that individuals may have about themselves, others, or the world at large.  

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.

As a complement to 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 individuals desire a safe setting in which to explore life's challenges in light of their personal values and beliefs.  

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, faith based services are founded upon a distinctly biblical approach to treatment and will provide strategic principles to aid you in your unique situation.

Whether you are dealing with past hurts, anxiety, depression, grief, addiction, communication problems, conflicts, relationships, financial challenges, or questions of spirituality - I am committed to providing you with the highest level of customer care.   My desire is to demonstrate Christ's love to each client through unconditional regard, honesty and compassion - regardless of individual belief systems. 

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.  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 individual 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?

The fee for mental health therapy is $150 per hour.  The cost of service to you will vary according to your l insurance plan, co-pays and  deductibles.

 

 

Does Nancy offer evening or weekend sessions?

Nancy conducts counseling sessions on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

 

 

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 receive counseling from Nancy?

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.

 

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