Margret Nickels, PhD, is a clinical psychologist who has worked with parents and children in the Chicago area for more than 25 years.
She specializes in the development of healthy parent-child attachment relationships, understanding early childhood social emotional and behavior problems, issues related to abuse and neglect, and trauma-based parent-child psychotherapy. She has worked for many years as a forensic psychologist focusing on the assessment of parent-child relationships and parenting capacity evaluations, and she has served on several advisory committees to the Child Protection Division of Cook County Juvenile Court.
Dr. Nickels is a member of the Illinois Governor’s Advisory Committee on Early Childhood Mental Health and consults on child development and child mental health issues to a number of institutions and agencies in the Chicago area. She teaches child development courses at Erikson and is a frequent commentator on child development and parenting issues in the media.
- MA in educational psychology, University of Chicago
- PhD in clinical psychology, Northwestern University