Mike Nichols is a licensed marriage and family therapist serving Hickory, NC and surrounding areas. With almost 30 years of professional counseling experience, Mike has gained a reputation as a knowledgeable, skillful and caring counselor. His background also includes many years as an ordained minister, having served on church staffs in several states. Education includes masters degrees in both marriage and family therapy and religious education. Theoretical orientation for therapy comes from a family systems perspective with strong solution-focused and cognitive-behavioral leanings. Treatment approach is very client-centered and tailored to client needs and goals. Mike is a clinical member of the American Association of Christian Counselors and is licensed by the North Carolina Marriage and Family Therapy Licensure Board.