Michelle Nicholas

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CHT, C-ASWCM

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Michelle Nicholas, LCSW, CHT, C-ASWCM, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Oakland
(510) 343-7757 Website

Michelle Nicholas

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CHT, C-ASWCM


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Oakland, California 94609
(510) 343-7757

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Whether you're looking for short-term or long-term psychotherapy, I provide a safe and caring place for you. Our sessions are focused on what is important to you, as well as what is important for you. I give special consideration to your cultural background, and work with you in a way that is respectful and effective. I don't just listen without commenting, but interact with you and help you express thoughts and feelings if that is what you need. Therapy can be painful and frustrating, but it is almost always beneficial.

I have worked extensively with trauma survivors and employ a range of techniques to bring about change and healing. My areas of specialization include LGBTQ issues, anxiety/stress/depression, bipolar disorder, intimacy and communication in relationships, and extensive experience working with Veterans.

I use an acceptance based and client-centered approach to my work and consider my clients to be the experts of their own experiences. Evening & Saturday Office Hours Available.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 10 Years
  • School: Smith College School for Social Work
  • License and State: LCS28131 California

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $150 - $200
Pay By: Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Anthem
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: National Guild of Hypnotherapist / Certification
  • Certificate Date: 2015
  • Certificate: NASW / Specialty Certification
  • Certificate Date: 2012

Michelle Nicholas's Groups

Women's Bipolar Psychotherapy Group

This weekly therapy group will address the challenges of work, relationships, parents, money, friends, bosses, politics, as well as helping you find something to be passionate about. The focus will be on helping you struggle less with the thoughts, emotions, and sensations you don't want to help you better move towards what's important to you in life. We'll use some structured exercises-drawn from research supported therapies and have ample opportunities for open exploration. Begins January 2020 for 12 weeks. Currently screening for new members. Cost: 240 monthly or $675 for payment in full for 12 weeks.

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Location

Oakland, California 94609
(510) 343-7757

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

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Specialties
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Lesbian
Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay

Client Focus

Ethnicity: African-American and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Age
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Gottman Method
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Video/Skype
  • Online Counseling

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Last Modified: 05 Aug 2019
Michelle Nicholas, LCSW, CHT, C-ASWCM, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Oakland

Michelle Nicholas

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CHT, C-ASWCM