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Are you looking for anxiety therapy or depression therapy , or anger management ? Trained by Beck who is voted a Top 10 Most Influential Psychologist and founder of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy , the treatment wich has been shown to be most effective for problems such as anxiety, depression, anger for individuals & couples. Get top quality therapy from a Distinguished Psychologist in Newport Beach, Orange County. Dr. Nikolaidis is a Board Licensed Psychologist, passing the National Psychologists Board Exam with a score ranked higher than the average psychologist from UCLA, USC, and Yale University , and ranked higher than 95% of all U.S. and Canadian psychologists. To book an appointment, call and text 24/7 Dr. Nikolaidis' phone number , click (949)791-7127 .

The best therapists in Orange County are psychologists , in my opinion . Entrance requirements are much harder to get in to a PhD in Clinical Psychology versus a master's level degree in marriage and family therapy (MFTs). Psychologists have many more years of education and training than Marriage and Family Therapists (MFTs) and LCSWs. Psychologists are the only therapists allowed to conduct psychological testing. MFTs and LCSWs are not allowed to conduct psychological testing. PhD level psychologists have more education and training than PsyDs, and entrance to PhD programs is also much harder. PhD psychologists also score significantly higher than PsyD's on the National Psychologists Board Exam.

Dr. Nikolaidis has completed advanced clinical training from world leaders in the field of cognitive-behavioral therapy for anxiety, depression and anger, such as Dr. Donald Meichenbaum , Dr. Aaron Beck , Dr. Judith Beck , and Dr. David Barlow . Dr. Nikolaidis has also completed advanced clinical training from world leaders in the field of couples and relationship counseling , such as Dr. Harville Hendrix , Dr. Sue Johnson , Dr. John Gottman and, Dr. Julie Gottman .

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Dr. Nikolaidis is a Clinical Psychologist. Dr. Nikolaidis holds a PhD in Clinical Psychology. The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) represents the highest academic qualification in the U.S. education system . CONSUMER ALERT: Who can call themselves a psychologist? Use of the title "psychologist" is protected by California law. If the person you are considering making an appointment with claims they are a psychologist but he or she only has a master's degree or if their professional license number does not begin with PSY, then they are not a psychologist, they are breaking the law by advertising as a psychologist, and he or she is lying to you. An analogy is, you find a website which advertises someone as a physician, but if they only have a master's degree or if they have an M.D. but are not licensed by the Board of Medicine, then they are not a licensed physician. Similarly, just because a person has a law degree does not make them a lawyer; they need to pass the Bar exam and be licensed by the State Bar. To qualify as a psychologist in California requires a doctorate in psychology from a nationally accredited academic institution approved by the California Board of Psychology and also passing national and state board examinations for psychologists. In addition to passing rigorous national and state board examinations to obtain his license as a psychologist from the California Board of Psychology, Dr. Nikolaidis went on to obtain over 3000 of hours of advanced clinical training to become a specialist in Individual & Couples Counseling, Marriage Counseling , Anxiety Therapy , Depression Therapy , Anger Management , and Sex Therapy .

Dr. Nikolaidis completed his doctoral dissertation with a prestigious committee of expert psychologists from USC & UCLA such as Dr. Galen Buckwalter, Founder and Chief Scientist of the #1 most trusted online singles dating website eHarmony , and a world leader in research on the foundations of relationship success . He developed the psychometric test that is arguably the most used in history. This test, and the algorithms developed from it, has been reported to be responsible for 5% of all marriages in the US. That's over 100,000 marriages per year! It is the model of compatibility that is now the basis of the eHarmony's matching system.

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Dr. Nikolaidis completed his doctoral dissertation with his dissertation chair, Dr. Arch Hart. He is best known for his research on anxiety, cognitive-behavioral therapy, stress management, depression, divorce, and sexuality. Among his numerous books are recent publications: Stressed or Depressed, Safe Haven Marriage, Unveiling Depression in Women, Unmasking Male Depression, and The Anxiety Cure.

Part of Dr. Nikolaidis' Ph.D. studies involved studying at NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) in their Advance Studies Institute in iL Cioco, Tuscany, Italy. At NATO, he was joined by the best and brightest psychologist experts in the world from the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Greece, Albania, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, Belgium, and Italy. He has learned from expert psychologists from UCLA, USC, Stanford University, Brown University, and Yale University .

Dr. Nikolaidis was recently selected as an expert contributor to the American Psychological Association's (APA) publication, APA Monitor on Psychology, the official publication of the American Psychological Association (APA), the largest scientific and professional organization of psychologists in the United States.

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Dr. Nikolaidis provides comprehensive mainstream, secular, non-religious therapy using the latest research-based therapies. Upon request from his Christian clients, Dr. Nikolaidis can also provide Christian counseling or address spiritual issues. Dr. Nikolaidis devotes a portion of his practice to those individuals seeking the specialty of Christian Counseling upon request. Dr. Nik has a real sensitivity to the spiritual issues that individuals of any religion may bring into the therapy setting. This includes working with clients who have been injured through their experiences within organized religion.

Dr. Nikolaidis is a Greek Psychologist , he speaks Greek and he has a profound appreciation for all cultures. His father is from Greece and his mother is from Poland. He also has experience speaking Polish, German, Italian and Spanish. He likes to travel for personal and business trips, presenting research on Anxiety and Depression Disorders at professional association and conferences. He has traveled to Greece, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Netherlands, England, Czech Republic, France, Monaco, Italy, Poland, Canada, Mexico, Hawaii, Aruba, and Colombia. To book an appointment with Dr. Nikolaidis, call and text 24/7, click (949)791-7127 .

He is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Orange County Psychological Association, the Los Angeles Psychological Association, the California Psychological Association, and the Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA). As a cognitive behavioral therapy specialist, he is a member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT).

Dr. Nikolaidis specializes in Anxiety Therapy and the treatment of Anxiety Disorders . These include Fear of Success , Panic Attacks , Panic Disorder , Agoraphobia, Worry , Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) , Social Anxiety , Phobias , School Phobia in children, OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder) , and Stress. Looking for therapy for Trauma & PTSD ? Dr. Nikolaidis helps people free th emselves from the grip of fear, and learn how to walk their way out of the problem.

Evidence-Based Treatments Resolve Issues. Dr. Nikolaidis uses evidence-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help clients learn new, powerful, and effective tools in coping with fear. Research has shown that these cognitive-behavioral strategies are the most effective strategies in defeating anxiety and regaining life. Panic and anxiety makes life become small and restricted, and he is dedicated to helping people expand their life again.

Known by many of his patients as "Dr. Nik," his practice covers the Orange County and Greater Los Angeles areas. Dr. Nikolaidis was voted one of the "Best Psychologists" in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA on Yelp in 2017, 2016, 2015, and 2014.


Dr. Nikolaidis worked at the following clinics:
United States Air Force
United States Veterans Affairs Healthcare System
Pasadena City College Psychological Services
Family Service of Long Beach
Morningside Recovery Newport Beach, a world renown addiction and dual diagnosis treatment center that is well known for its celebrity clientele .
Pacific Clinics
Inter Community Alternatives Network (I-CAN)/Prototypes
VA Long Beach Medical Center
Porter Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine
Westlake Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery

Dr. Nikolaidis comes from a family of Doctors. His brother , Dr. Gregory Nikolaidis , is a Dermatologist and Plastic Surgeon and Founder of Westlake Dermatology and Plastic Surgery , with 9 locations , and the #1 provider of botox in the U.S. Dr. Nik's mother, Dr. Maria Nikolaidis , was a Dentist, then a Psychiatrist, then a Surgeon, and a Pediatrician . His brother Dr. Andreas Nikolaidis in Porter, Tx, is a Pediatrician . His grandfather was a Surgeon and Pediatrician . He has two cousins in Europe who are Orthopedic Surgeons and one cousin in Europe who is a Psychologist. Both of his sisters-in-law are also doctors.

Newport Beach, Fashion Island High Rise location between PIMCO and Stradling Law Firm. Conveniently located across the street from Nieman Marcus , in the same building as Lugano Diamonds .

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Dr. Nikolaidis likes donating his natural Greek curly hair to Locks of Love, a non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children, adolescents, and adults suffering from long-term medical hair loss from cancer and other diagnoses. Beautiful hair helps to restore the self-esteem of these deserving children, teens, and adults, enabling them to face the world and their peers with confidence.

Stylish and sophisticated, Dr. Nikolaidis regularly lends advice to everyone from professional athletes and other celebrities in Newport Beach and Beverly Hills to the local professional, and he has earned his reputation as one of Los Angeles and Orange County's most extraordinary, respected, and in-demand psychologists. Get top quality therapy from a distinguished psychologist in Newport Beach, Orange County today. Call and text 24/7, click (949)791-7127 from your smartphone.

For more information about how much Dr. Nikolaidis charges for services and insurance, see the Fees & Insurance page.

Dr. Nikolaidis provides marriage counseling, relationship therapy, family therapy, couples counseling, premarital counseling, family counseling, teen counseling, parenting guidance, divorce, relationship advice, as well as help with dating, love and communication.

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