Sharyn  Nichols
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Sharyn Nichols

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Master of Arts, MA
California Accepting Online
Encino Accepting In-person
Updated July 6, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mindfulness
  • Couples counseling
  • Young adults mental health
  • Premarital counseling

Professional statement

Sharyn Nichols is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA. With 20 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.


Message to clients

At different times in our lives we can feel stuck and struggle with finding our way. Oftentimes, our usual ways of dealing with these struggles aren't helpful or may even prevent us from growing as individuals. I work with clients who are dealing with depression and anxiety, loss and trauma, having difficulties in relationships, work, school, parenting, and varying life-stage transitions. In this safe, supportive and warm environment we will work together to support you and your growth, while also understanding what is causing your distress.


Specialties

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Sharyn Nichols is not in-network with any insurances.

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


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $200 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $150 - $200
  • Initial session: $200 (60min)

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
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Venmo
Session frequency

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

  • As needed

Location(s)

Encino practice
16550 Ventura Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 91436
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12:00pm - 8:00pm remotely
  • Tue 10:00am - 9:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am - 9:00pm
  • Thu 2:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Fri 12:00pm - 5:00pm remotely
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12pm - 8pm remotely
  • Tue 9am - 9pm hours in person and remote
  • Wed 9am - 9pm hours in person and remote
  • Thu 10am - 2pm remotely, 2pm - 9pm in person and remote
  • Fri 12pm - 5pm remotely
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

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


Languages

English