Nick K. Choate, M.A., NCC, LPC-MHSP (Temp)
Schedule an Appointment - Call (615) 852-8281 between the hours of 9:00am and 5:00pm. If I am unable to respond to your phone call, please feel free to leave a confidential message and I will return your call within 24-hours. You may also feel free to contact me by email at Nick.Choate.LPC@gmail.com and I will return your message promptly.
Fees - $95 or a 50-minute session. Typically, during our first meeting I try to provide a 90-minute session to address paperwork, but this is also to allow us adequate time for discussion and to provide any necessary tools to assist you until our next session. If you feel you are unable to work with these established fees please do not hesitate to call. I have openings for sliding scale payment based on financial need, as well as, scholarships to assist with any constraints.
For the past four years, it has been my pleasure to work with patients and clients with a wide range of mental health-related issues using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. From those struggling with clinical Major Depression, Bipolar Disorders and trauma to changes in life and family situations.
Through our time together, clients learn to examine their thinking and/or beliefs and how those can affect their emotional climate. Garnering this insight often helps clients to better understand how our thoughts and emotions can affect how we act or, better, react towards ourselves or others around us. I have seen tremendous strength through understanding these inner workings.
The counseling relationship is one that is built on foundations of authenticity, compassion, safety, support and trust. Each client is as unique as a fingerprint just like their experience. People must know that they are and what they have endured is important. Therapy is a time for a person(s) to address these experience as opportunities of growth. The heart and mind are positioned to learn. That is the brilliance of the human spirit. Through relationship, honed, intentional, and earnest, we grow. Ceasing to just survive and learning to champion our lives. Ultimately, learning to thrive again.
My educational background is in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a Masters degree from Trevecca Nazarene University. My Bachelors degrees are in Psychology and Christian Studies from Union University. Prior to ever considering becoming a counselor, I worked with high school and college students for 10 years teaching and mentoring them through life challenges and family/divorce care. I have worked in several capacities over my lifetime from corporate banking and IT Project Management to church ministries and grade school teaching. All of these experiences not only provided a wealth of learning opportunities, but also allowed me to help others in the field while continuing to work beside them.