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Sarah Nichols(She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW
VirginiaMarylandSouth CarolinaWashington DC
Anxiety-Depression-Loss and grief-Couples counseling-Stress management-Life transitions-

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Professional statement

Sarah Nichols is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in Washington, DC who practices solely in remote teletherapy sessions. Sarah specializes in Anxiety, Depression, Grief/Loss, and Couples Counseling.

Sarah utilizes behavioral therapies including CBT and ACT, as well as as strengths-based and person-centered approaches in her treatment. She will tailor each session to a client's (or couple’s) individual needs and goals. Sarah enjoys getting to know her clients, understanding their struggles, and assisting them with identifying their personal strengths and coping skills to work toward their goals. Sarah excels at helping clients find ways to reduce stressors in their lives, develop tools to self-regulate their emotions independently, find ways to communicate their needs more efficiently, and navigate through the process of grief after a significant loss in their life.

Sarah understands that therapy can be difficult to fit into a busy schedule and is excited to provide clients the opportunity to fit therapy into their lives by providing secure online video sessions during morning, evening, and weekend hours. Clients find this is helpful as they do not need to navigate the city to get to an appointment on time, but can meet when and where they feel comfortable and confident to express their needs and work through their struggles. She looks forward to hearing from you.

Message to clients

Have you been in a “funk” lately with no idea how to get out? Are you sure there is more to life, but are unsure how to find it? Maybe these thoughts are originating from depression, anxiety, or grief and you’re feeling it is time to reach out for help. The good news is that I am here to help. Together we can develop a plan, address negative behaviors, and reduce unwanted thoughts from getting in the way of living your best life.

Working together, we will utilize multiple therapy practices to assist you in becoming your best self. I practice solely in Teletherapy to provide you with counseling at your convenience.

I work exclusively online with early morning, evening, and weekend availability to make it easy to fit therapy into your life on your terms. Together we can begin to build a life you feel ready to take on each day. I am here to empower you while supporting you and providing understanding as to what you have been going through.

Work and Education

Private Practice
Catholic Charities, Anchor Mental Health

Radford University, MSW, 2008
University of Vermont, BA, 2006


Washington DC: LC50082097 - Maryland: 26705 - Virginia: 0904012195 - South Carolina: 15549




Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Loss and grief - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


Sarah Nichols is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$150 (50min)
  • Initial session:$150 (50min)
  • Couples sessions:$200 (50min)
  • Initial couples session:$200 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • As needed