Therapy Specialties:

  • Anxiety and Stress
  • Depression and Sadness
  • Diversity and Cultural Identity
  • Grief and Loss
  • LGBT
  • Relationships and Communication
  • Work and Career

Dr. Nicolas is an active member of the Society for Counseling Psychology, the American Psychological Association and the Association of Black Psychologists. 

Dr. Abigail Nicolas


My wish is that you to gain a better relationship with yourself through the process of therapy with me. That you find greater self-understanding, acceptance, compassion, curiosity, and patience — and in effect, have better relationships with others and the world around you.

It is often not an easy decision to come to therapy, but our inner experiences need just as much attention as our physical bodies. In our work together, we’ll discover who you truly are and what you really want — instead of who you think you “should” or “must” be. I’ll support, encourage, and challenge you to get closer to your truer self.

My goal is to create a safe place so that you can bring your authentic, diverse self into our work together.

Abigail Nicolas, Ph.D. Therapist DC

I love what I do. Being a therapist in DC allows me the opportunity to be at the forefront of promoting mental health and social justice, reducing stigmas, and helping people (of various intersecting identities) experience welcoming, quality care on their journey to healing.

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Albany
  • Pre-Doctoral Internship in Professional Psychology at the Georgia State University
  • M.S. in Mental Health Counseling from the Fordham University
  • B.S. in Psychology from the Stony Brook University