Nicholas Schollars, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Nicholas is a licensed clinical psychologist who joined UCEBT in August of 2022. He received his Doctor of Psychology degree at George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon. He completed an APA-Accredited internship at Saint Elizabeths Hospital in Washington, DC before returning to Oregon for his post-doctoral fellowship at Rural Child and Adolescent Psychological Services.

Nicholas is a member of the Assessment & Testing Program at UCEBT. He provides comprehensive evaluations to patients across the lifespan. He is capable of helping patients answer questions related to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Specific Learning Disabilities (LD), depression, anxiety, psychosis, and personality disorders. Nicholas also has experience in helping patients discern the effects of fetal exposure to alcohol and other substances.

As a psychotherapist, Nicholas’s therapeutic approach is classified as psychodynamic, which is an evidence-based treatment for a wide range of presenting concerns. He views each patient from a holistic perspective, whose unique life story includes intersectional biological, psychological, and cultural identities. Nicholas believes that therapy is focused on healing and prevention. He believes that change arises by allowing the patient to tell the story of how they came to the present moment. He believes that his job is to help the patient through a process of self-exploration, examination of their emotions, thoughts, and relationships, as well as examination of the relationship between himself and the patient. Through this process, specific and relevant strategies to address behavior can be discussed and tailored to each patient.

Nicholas has experience doing therapy with patients who have experienced trauma, mood concerns, psychosis, personality disorders, and spiritual trauma.

When he is not working, Nicholas loves to read, write poetry, and hike with his wife. On weekends, he can be observed in his natural habitat spending time with his friends as they explore a new restaurant. He plans to hone his skiing abilities this Winter.

Out of State Sessions

Dr. Schollars is PsyPact approved and can provide telehealth services in the following states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

PsyPact is "designed to facilitate the practice of telepsychology and the temporary in-person, face-to-face practice of psychology across state boundaries". For more information about PsyPact, please CLICK HERE.

Nicholas recommends the following resources:


Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find—and Keep—Love by Amir Levine, M.D., and Rachel S.F. Heller

This is a wonderful book that provides the reader with the information needed to explore their attachment style and its relevance to their adult intimate relationships. While the book’s main focus is romantic relationships, much of the information contained in the book can be generalized to friendships and familial relationships.

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.

This is considered a gold standard book for readers to learn how past instances of trauma have affected them, and how they can take part in healing from those experiences. Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents: How to Heal from Distant, Rejecting, or Self-Involved Parents by Lindsay C. Gibson

One’s family is an extremely important factor in a person’s development. Sometimes a person’s parents have their own battles to navigate and this can affect their children, even unintentionally. This book helps the reader to understand how they can empathize with their parents’ struggles while also drawing boundaries that contribute to healthy family relationships in adulthood.

Set Boundaries, Find Peace: A Guide to Reclaiming Yourself by Nedra Glover Tawwab

Setting boundaries has become a buzz-phrase, though it still points to an extremely important facet of healthy well-being. If one has ever wondered what healthy boundaries look like from a mental health perspective, then this book is for you! The author is a licensed counsellor who walks the reader through the ways in which they can set boundaries at work, with family, and with friends.


The anxiety that comes from being treated like an outsider
The stress you may feel being otherized or stereotyped can take a significant toll on your health and well-being. In this thoughtful conversation, social psychologist Valerie Purdie-Greenaway reveals the true source of this anxiety (hint: it isn't the individual) and shares strategies on building resilient systems of support for ourselves and others -- so that we can build a more inclusive, empathic and just world. (This conversation, hosted by TED curator Cloe Shasha Brooks, is part of TED's "How to Deal with Difficult Feelings" series.) 

A brief history of melancholy
If you are a living, breathing human being, chances are you have felt sad at least a few times in your life. But what exactly is melancholy, and what (if anything) should we do about it? Courtney Stephens details our still-evolving understanding of sadness -- and even makes a case for its usefulness. [Directed by Sharon Colman Graham, narrated by Addison Anderson, music by Peter Gosling].