Margaret Nichols, PhD
|Professions: Psychotherapy, Psychology, Social Work|
|License Status: I'm a licensed professional.|
|Primary Credential: Psychologist - 35SI00184700|
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I'm a psychologist and the Executive Director of the Institute for Personal Growth (IPG) in New Jersey and New York City. I practice therapy myself and supervise the other thirty-five IPG therapists in our private practice. We believe that people come to therapy with the power to heal themselves, that there is an inner guiding light that will take them to their goals. It's our job to help you unleash your own power and find the light within you. We keep ourselves trained in the most current evidence-based techniques while understanding that, in the end, it is the person-to-person connection that makes therapy and healing possible. We know that compassion, understanding, and wisdom are as important in therapy as skill. To learn more about our practice, please visit our website.
Email or Call Margaret Nichols, PhD at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 00753
More Info About My Practice
IPG is a private group psychotherapy practice in central and northern New Jersey as well as in NYC. Our offices are in Highland Park, Jersey City, Freehold and Manhattan. We are trained in a broad range of eclectic approaches to individual counseling, relationship therapy, sex therapy, hypnotherapy, and EMDR (rapid treatment for trauma and anxiety). We help people with diverse backgrounds and issues and have special expertise with the L/G/B/T/kink/poly communities. We see children, adolescents and adults, work with insurance companies, and take credit cards. Our offices are easily accessible from central and north Jersey via the major highways and public transportation. We can accomodate preferences for a therapist based on gender, ethnicity and sexual orientation. We employ thirty-five therapists, with office hours six days and evenings per week. All our therapists are licensed psychologists, licensed clinical social workers or licensed professional counselors. In addition, four of our staff are AASECT-Certified Sex Therapists (one a Diplomate in sex therapy); nine are EMDR-trained; several are CADC's (Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors); many are Certified Imago Relationship Counselors; and one is a Certified Psychodramatist. Please see our website for further information.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
IPG was founded in 1983 for the purpose of serving the under-served and poorly served, specifically LGBT clients and sexual minorities. We have extensive training and experience working with these populations. Our practice works with the lesbian, gay, bisexual and kink communities as well as with transgender and gender non-conforming youth and their families. We also have the largest sex therapy practice in the region, with several AASECT-Certified Sex Therapists and twelve sex therapy Residents on staff. Please check our website to learn more about us and for helpful resources.
My Blog Posts
- 10 Things You Might Not Know about Bisexuality
- How We Arrived at 50 Shades of Gender Options on Facebook
- Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Youth: The Real Issues
- The Phony Debate about Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Youth
- The Rewards of Raising a Child Who Is 'Different'
- Sex Is Queerer Than We Can Imagine—Really
- The Truth About 'Lesbian Bed Death': It's Complicated
- Bisexual People Outnumber Gays—So Why Are We Treated So Poorly?
- LGBT Youth Suicide: As Serious As It Is Preventable
- What Same-Sex Couples Can Teach Heterosexuals about Marriage
- A GoodTherapy.org Review of ‘What Do Women Want?’
Services I Provide
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
- Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
- Family Therapy
- Clinical Supervision
Ages I Work With
Groups I Work With
People with sexual dysfunctions, LGBT, Sexual minorities
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