John was raised in Franklin, Tennessee, and received his master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Lipscomb University. He began his career in Knoxville, Tennessee, where he was a therapist at the Helen Ross McNabb Center. He then moved back to the Nashville area, where he practiced psychotherapy at both Lipscomb University and Mercy Community Healthcare. John is on the Board of the Nashville Psychotherapy Institute, a local organization that offers continuing education and community for practicing psychotherapists, and currently holds the position of Chair-Elect.
Honestly, I could never thank Thrive Wellness enough. I had been spiraling mental health-wise for about two years, having struggled with major depression, PTSD, and borderline personality disorder that made every day a genuine struggle. I had no energy, no motivation, no hope, and had exhaustively sought help down several avenues that all ultimately led to insignificant changes…We met with Mallory first, who was extremely kind and informative, and after the initial meeting, I worked with Christina, Mallory, and Dr. John Nichols. At the end of the two weeks, I was and still am at the best place I have been in mentally for years. John is still my therapist, and I really couldn’t imagine a more passionate, phenomenal team of people in mental health than the one I’ve worked with for months now.