Margaret Nichols,PhD

Margaret Nichols,PhD

Professions: Psychotherapist, Psychologist, Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Psychologist - 35SI00184700
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: $250 for first session, $200 for following sessions
Free Initial Consultation


Jersey City, New Jersey 07304

My Approach to Helping

My work is a vocation, not a job. I love being a therapist because it allows me to connect with diverse people in a deep, meaningful way and to have the privilege of trying to help them on their unique journeys. I'm a diplomate in sex therapy as well as a licensed psychologist, and I am trained in EMDR, hypnotherapy,and two methods of couples counseling as well. I pride myself on keeping up with the most current developments in my field because I owe it to the people I'm trying to help.
My therapeutic style is supportive, active and direct. I work with the general public - individuals and couples with a wide range of issues, with sub-specialties in sexual dysfunction, trauma and with the LGBT population.
Many clients return to me over decades, bringing friends and family. Within the limits of the therapist-client relationship, I get genuinely attached to my clients, sharing in their pain and rejoicing in their successes...caring deeply. And I'm old enough to be a little bit....well...wiser.

More Info About My Practice

I am winding down my practice but I am still accepting new clients who fall within my areas of specialization: sex therapy, LGBTQ+ concerns, transnon-binary youth, ethical nonmonogamy, BDSM. I can see clients via Zoom (mostly) or in person (sometimes) who are ok with my parameters, e.g., besides your problem being in my wheelhouse - I only work Monday- Friday 9-5, no weekends or evenings; and I am not in network with insurance providers, you will need to pay me at the time of service and I can provide a superbill you can submit to insurance if you have out of network benefits. SO - if this works for you, email me and we will set up a short phoneZoom call (free to you) to make sure we 'click.'

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I have lived and worked in the queer community for over 40 years. I have written a book about LGBTQ+ therapy: The Modern Clinician's Guide to Working with LGBTQ+ Clients, published by Routledge in 2020. So any type of sex, gender, or relationship diversity is within my wheelhouse, including ethical nonmonogamy and kink. I am skilled in EMDR and am beginning to work with ketamine assisted psychotherapy

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    People with sexual dysfunctions, LGBT, Sexual minorities such as ethical nonmonogamy, BDSM. I do a limited amount of ketamine assisted psychotherapy

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

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