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Ellen Nicol LCSW

VerifiedOffers Online TherapyIn-person Meetings
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Ellen Nicol Licensed Clinical Social Worker

General Office Hours

In Central Time

Mondayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Fridayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Sundayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM

What does a first session with you look like?

The first session, as with all Thriveworks therapists, will involve talking through your needs and goals for therapy — whether those involve managing depression, anxiety, relationship problems, or another mental health challenge. This will enable you to receive the very best care, as a personalized treatment plan will then be developed for subsequent sessions. Thriveworks helps people live happier, more fulfilling lives. Clients are guided and supported as they work through their unique mental health challenges – and, along the way, shown the life-changing power of therapy.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I offer a variety of counseling approaches including CBT / Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems. Drawing from my experience working with children and families who have experienced trauma, I understand the complexities that trauma may bring to your life and will prioritize helping my clients work through that.

What should we know about your experiences and background?

Ellie Nicol is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 6 years of experience working primarily with children and families. She believes in working in partnership with her clients to utilize their strengths to identify what they would like to address in therapy, as well as to achieve their goals. Ellie utilizes a variety of trauma-informed techniques drawn from her experience working primarily with clients who experience depression, anxiety, and PTSD symptoms. Ellie completed her Master of Social Work (MSW) at the University of Illinois Chicago in 2016. She began her career working alongside children and families involved in the child welfare system in Illinois. Through this experience, she gained experience working with children and adults individually, as well as with families. Ellie utilizes mindfulness and strengths-based approaches with her clients, and believes in the partnership of the client and therapist working together to identify the client's goals. Ellie is passionate about helping her clients navigate challenges they may be facing in their lives. Ellie's mindful and strengths-based approach toward her clients allows them to have the autonomy to create their own treatment goals. While she utilizes a variety of methods, she recognizes that each client is different and each session will be unique to their needs.




Coping Skills

General Expertise




Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)


Coping Skills

In-Network Insurance




Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

Cigna EAP



First Session$200
Individual Therapy$170
Marriage & Couples Counseling$170
Family Therapy$170
Group Therapy$170

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Family Therapy

Group Therapy


Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Eclectic Therapy

Person-Centered Therapy

Motivational Interviewing

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy


  • Illinois, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 149024330


Master of Social Work, University of Illinoise

Work History


Online Therapy

Office at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Evergreen Park, Evergreen Park, IL

Frequently Asked Questions About Ellen Nicol, LCSW

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Ellen Nicol, LCSW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Ellen Nicol accepting new clients?

Yes, Ellen Nicol is accepting new clients for online therapy in Illinois and in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Evergreen Park, 9730 S Western Ave #350, Evergreen Park, IL, 60805.

Does Ellen Nicol accept insurance?

Yes, Ellen Nicol accepts insurance, including Aetna, Anthem, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, Cigna, Cigna EAP and Optum.

What types of therapy does Ellen Nicol offer?

Ellen Nicol offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.

Does Ellen Nicol offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Ellen Nicol offers in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Evergreen Park, 9730 S Western Ave #350, Evergreen Park, IL, 60805.

Does Ellen Nicol offer online therapy?

Yes, Ellen Nicol offers online therapy via video sessions to people in Illinois.

How quickly can I see Ellen Nicol?

Ellen Nicol typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Ellen Nicol speak?

Ellen Nicol conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Ellen Nicol online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Ellen Nicol online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.