Deborah Nichols LPC, NCC

Deborah Nichols LPC, NCC (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor


I am conducting all sessions online due to COVID-19.

Client Status

not accepting clients



Portland , 97229

At a Glance


Rate: $150-$200

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2015

Languages: English


  • Individual

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Regence Blue Cross/Blue Shield

My Ideal Client

Are you living your best life? You may not know what your best life even looks like, but you know you aren't there yet. I can help you get there!

My Approach to Helping

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.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I feel like my practice is the culmination of over a decade of professional experience combined with my own human experience. I work from a Mindfulness-based approach combined with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and EMDR to assist in immediate anxiety reduction and create long term habits to promote overall wellbeing.

Techniques I Use


  • EMDR External link

    In working with clients that have experienced trauma that is impacting their lives, I will utilize EMDR as an intervention to allow reprocessing. I have completed Part I & II EMDRIA EMDR trainings.

  • Mindfulness-based External link

    By helping clients develop a mindfulness practice, I assist in creating sustainable and lasting change grounded in awareness.

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) External link

    I work from a cognitive behavioral model to challenge unhelpful patterns and create new ways of coping with the challenges you are facing.

Issues I Treat


  • Historical Trauma External link

    I have completed Parts I & II EMDRIA EMDR training and utilize this intervention in my practice to assist clients in reprocessing trauma memories to be able to move forward in their lives while honoring their experiences.

  • Women's Issues External link

    In working with high achieving SUPERwomen, I come from a place of understanding the journey. I work with you to become free from overwhelm, rediscover yourself, prioritize according to your desires, and find ways to truly be your best while remaining true to YOU.

  • Anxiety External link

    Through the utilization of techniques grounded in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness practice, my goal is to create a safe space to explore my clients anxiety and triggers. With awareness and specific techniques aimed at symptom reduction, you can resume a life that you can enjoy and truly experience.

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