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Inside everyone is an essential desire to create and live a life of fulfillment and happiness


Dr. Nicholson received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Emory University. She completed both her Masters and Doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology - Chicago, where she received specialized training in clinical work with children and adolescents. Throughout her close to 15 years professional career, Dr. Nicholson has gained extensive experience evaluating and treating a diverse range of clinical concerns including mood and anxiety disorders, caregiver-child attachment styles, divorce, and blended family concerns and peer friendship difficulties. 


To enhance the emotional functioning, self-care and well-being of children and adolescents by strengthening their self-awareness, emotional resilience, self-esteem and capacity to make good, constructive choices

To enhance the quality of care children and adolescents receive by effectively collaborating with teachers, schools, pediatricians and communities

To improve the social functioning of clients by fostering their capacity to be involved in positive relationships and supportive social networks.

To enhance family functions by providing support, guidance and parent education.


 Consultation to schools and community organizations


Individual Psychotherapy


Play Therapy


Parenting Guidance


Collaboration with pediatricians, school staff and other allied health professionals


Emily Nicholson, PsyD

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148 Linden Street Suite 104A

Wellesley, MA 02482

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