Betsy Nichols is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia and Nationally Certified Counselor. She works as a therapist at Brickel and Associates, LLC, in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia.
Clients can expect a warm, engaging, and non-judgmental professional who works with her clients to help them achieve self- awareness and improved functioning in all areas of their lives.
Betsy has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families of various backgrounds. She works from a strengths-based perspective that is trauma-informed, and collaborative. She helps her clients realize their full potential by learning skills and developing insight to better manage anxiety, depression, self-harming behaviors of any form, as well as issues of addiction and trauma, and any other concerns that are keeping clients “stuck” from enjoying life more fully.
Betsy works with all types of families by helping them learn more effective ways of communicating and working toward healing whatever may be causing current challenges.
Betsy believes in tailoring sessions to individual needs of clients and employs a foundation of humanistic theoretical frameworks while integrating aspects of additional evidence-based practices including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Structural Family Therapy, and Emotionally Focused Therapy. Betsy also incorporates the use of art, movement, music, yoga, and mindfulness, when appropriate, to individualize each client’s experience. She also has experience providing affirmative counseling to LGBTQI+ individuals.
Betsy is always seeking to expand her knowledge and skill set and is currently working toward earning an additional license in Marriage and Family Therapy (LMFT).
- American Counseling Association