Deborah Nichols M.S. LPC, NCC

Being a therapist doesn’t mean that we get to forego life’s trials and tribulations.

The reason why I love what I do?

I’ve been there.

I pride myself in creating an environment in which my clients can gain insight, reconnect with their true self, and align their lives with their priorities, values and goals.

While my training does allow me to work with a variety of mental health needs, I specialize in working with women and individuals suffering from trauma.

My approach to counseling is collaborative as I see myself as a support along your personal journey. I find great value in meditation and mindfulness practice as well as include EMDR in my work.


Training and Education

  • Masters Degree with Distinction from Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2003.

  • Passage of the licensing exam for the State of Oregon and Nationally Certified Counselor Certificate 2019.

  • 10+ years working in various settings providing mental health, advising, and advocacy services to diverse populations.

  • Completion of EMDRIA Part I and Part II EMDR training.

  • Parent Education Facilitator for Youth Contact in conjunction with Washington County.

  • 100 hour teacher training in Yoga Nidra with Rosie Acosta of and Radically Loved Radio Podcast.

I am currently a Licensed Professional Counselor with the Oregon Board of Licensed Counselors & Therapists.

Let’s see if we are a fit.

A great fit is imperative to doing meaningful work. I am happy to provide a 30 minute consultation in person or over the phone, free of charge.