John Nichols, MS, LPC/MHSP

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  • Psychotherapist
  • 104 East Park Drive, Building 300, Brentwood, Tennessee, 37027
  • Phone: 615-448-5800
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  • Session Fees: I offer 60-minute counseling sessions for $150 and 90-minute counseling sessions for $225. I also accept Aetna, Cigna, Optum, and United Healthcare insurance plans.
  • This member is also available for online counseling.
  • Online-counseling methods: Email, Phone, IM, Webcam

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about me and the services I provide.  If you’ve made it this far, you’re ready for a change.  You may not be certain what that change needs to be, but you know that things can’t keep going the way they are.
  • Maybe you’re sick and tired of being depressed or anxious all the time.
  • Maybe your relationships are in trouble and you need help fixing them.
  • Maybe your teenager is in trouble and they need someone to talk to because you’ve run out of answers.
  • Maybe you’re at a point in your life where you’re wondering, “Is this all there is?  There’s GOT to be more to life than this!”

Whatever your situation, you know it’s time to make changes, and you’re at a point where you know you need the help of a trained professional.
I am a licensed professional counselor/mental health services provider (LPC/MHSP) with the State of Tennessee.  This means that I can both diagnose and provide treatment for people suffering from mental health issues.  I received my masters degree in Professional Counseling at Lipscomb University.  Currently, I serve on the Board of Directors for the Nashville Psychotherapy Institute as well as conduct trainings for the Franklin Police Department where I teach officers about mental health disorders and the neurobiology of teenagers.  For two and a half years beginning in February of 2016, I helped pioneer a school-based counseling program in conjunction with Williamson County Schools and Mercy Community Healthcare. 
  • Individual counseling for adults
  • Individual counseling for teenagers
  • Couples counseling
  • Premarital counseling
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  • Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

How does all this work?  I’m asked this question all the time.  While everyone I see is different and has their own unique story, I can tell you what components are key to a successful therapeutic experience.
  • Number 1:  You need to select a trained, competent therapist.  It’s important that your therapist has the right credentials.  It’s important that your therapist has the proper schooling, training and experience.  It’s important to be sure that your therapist is licensed to practice in the state of Tennessee.  This helps ensure that he or she is meets the academic and ethical standards required to practice as well as has the proper experience.
  • Number 2:  You need to be ready to do the work.  Therapy is a commitment.  It is a commitment of time not just in the therapist’s office.  A good therapist is probably going to give you “homework” to do or practice between sessions.  Therapy is not always easy.  It requires being completely honest about yourself and being open to what the therapist is telling you.  You may find yourself talking about things that are not always pleasant or even painful – but sometimes you have to go through the bad stuff before you can get to the good stuff.
  • Number 3:  You and your therapist need to get along.  This is called the “therapeutic relationship”.  If you think your therapist is a jerk, you might want to find another therapist.  That being said, sometimes a good therapist may tell you things that you don’t want to hear.  It doesn’t mean they don’t respect you or care about you.  In fact, it’s just the opposite – they respect you enough to be that honest.

Therapy is all about you.
Therapy is where you get to share your thoughts, feelings, worries, desires, and emotions in a safe place where you do not have to fear being ridiculed our judged.  What happens in session, stays in session.  Therapy is all about you and nobody else.
How long does it take?
There is no specific answer.  I see my job as to get you out of therapy as soon as you are ready.  We won’t rush the process.  You set the pace.  I do know that what determines how quickly we begin to see process depends on how well we get along (the therapeutic relationship) and how hard we are willing to work together.  I can promise you that when we begin this journey together. I will always give you my best, 110%.

I see my approach to psychotherapy as eclectic.  Every client I see is different, and they all have their own story and own unique set of circumstances and problems.  For that reason, I don’t try to make all of my clients fit into the same theory or school of thought.  I use processes and models that I see as working uniquely for them.  I also operate from a wellness perspective.  I don’t see my clients as sick or broken.  The fact is, we all have “stuff” that gets in our way from time to time.  Maybe it’s a bad relationship, maybe it’s a trauma you’ve experienced.  Sometimes you may not even be sure what “it” is, you just know that you’re not happy and that your life has become unmanageable.  We all have perfectly natural feelings, thoughts, and emotions that sometimes just get out of whack and start to get in our way.  I see my job as helping people deal with these issues and putting them back into that healthy range so that they can lead the lives that they want and deserve.
My rates are $150 per 60-minute session and $225 per 90-minute session.  I currently accept the following insurance plans:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Optum
  • United Healthcare 

Address:  104 East Park Drive, Building 300, Brentwood, TN 37027
Mobile:  615-448-5800

John Nichols Reaches

Brentwood TN
Franklin TN
Franklin TN