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Kathie Nichls, Phd ABPP

Kathie is a lifetime resident of Kansas, She is the mother of 3 daughters. Her husband, Patrick Nichols is an attorney and mediator. She enjoys spending time painting, running with her daughter Ami, working in the yard and taking care of her 2 dogs, Bo and Bentley.


Dr. Nichols is a Board-Certified Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in child and adolescent psychology. Her wide-ranging experience includes clinical therapy with children and families including parent adolescent counseling, individual therapy, counseling the children of deployed military families, psychological testing of children and adolescents  as well as management of hospital and institutional behavioral health programs.

In her private clinical practice, she is engaged in testing and assessment, psychological evaluations, parenting assessments, personal consultations, sports medicine evaluation and assessment, as well as extensive mediation and child and family psychotherapy.

She earned her doctoral degree as a graduate of the prestigious University of Kansas Clinical Child Psychology program, one of only five such programs offering a focused, dedicated degree program for child and adolescent psychology. She is Board Certified with the American Board of Professional Psychologists. She is licensed in Kansas and Missouri. She is a state approved domestic mediator.

In addition to her education and experience she has received other honors and positions;

  • American Psychological Association committee on Accreditation (past)

  • Adjunct Professor of Psychology, Washburn University, Topeka Kansas,

  • Clinical Assistant Prof. in Psychiatry and Behavioral Science Appointment, University of Kansas Medical Center

  • Editorial Board Member PsycCRITIQUES,-Contemporary Psychology; APA Review of Books

  • Consultant to Federal Bureau of Investigation National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime Profile Unit Developing Protocol for Prevention of School Shootings (past)

  • Principal investigator and director of psychophysiology lab, Menninger foundation, Topeka Kansas (past)

Her practice also includes forensic psychological analysis and testimony in civil and criminal cases. She has presented testimony as a court-appointed or privately retained expert witness in Kansas and Missouri. She provides testing, case analysis and therapeutic support for individuals involved in litigation on a selective basis. References available on request.

Dr. Nichols is on the approved panel for most major insurance companies. Patients pay for services at the time they are provided.  An insurance compliant bill is provided to the patient who then may submit it to their carrier. All patients should confirm her approval with their provider.