Sharyn Nichols is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA. With 28 years of experience in mental health and wellness, Sharyn offers a holistic approach drawing from evidence-based strategies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, as well as time tested meditation and mindfulness techniques from the yogic traditions. These practices can help clients become more aware of signs of stress and learn tools to challenge negative thoughts. As a certified Kundalini Yoga teacher, she helps clients connect their mind, body, and spirit for a holistic healing experience with the focus on connecting with their true selves.
When working with couples, Sharyn meets with each person separately before a session. This unique approach allows individuals to process their feelings, formulate communication, and express what they are feeling to the other without creating a defensive response. This creates an outcome of each individual feeling heard.
Sharyn is warm and compassionate and strives to create an environment where clients feel safe and comfortable. She inspires clients to work through frustration, anger, and bitterness to have more satisfying, peaceful, and successful lives.
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
Mindfulness - Developing practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present
Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love
Young adults mental health - Working with young adults, including college students and recent graduates, on issues pertaining to their mental health
Premarital counseling - Providing a safe and neutral environment for couples to explore expectations and prepare for the rewards and challenges of marriage
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Private practice, 2000 - Present
West Los Angeles College, Professor, 2015 - Present
Valley Counseling, 1996 - 2000
The Coutin School, 1996 - 1999
Valley Counseling Clinic, 1994 - 1995
Pepperdine University, MA, 1995
Boston University, BS/BA, 1988