Dr. Eric Nicholson, MD

Dr. Eric Nicholson, MD

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 55
Dr. Eric Nicholson, MD is a child & adolescent psychiatry specialist in Norwalk, CT and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from University Of Maryland School Medicine in 1992 and specializes in child & adolescent psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, and more.

16 River St Ste 3

Norwalk, CT 06850

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Nicholson "Dr. Nicholson will perform a complete psychiatric assessment, in some cases include blood and urine testing, and present his findings to his patient, with the understanding that psychiatric diagnoses become more evident over time as symptoms can evolve and the patient may reveal more information as they become more comfortable with the psychiatrist. Dr. Nicholson then will present the therapeutic treatment that his experience and credible research indicates can decrease or eliminate symptoms.  Dr. Nicholson explains the theory or rationale behind all interventions and how they work and what his experience applying the techniques has been.  He prefers to collaborate with his patients to determine how aggressively the symptoms will be targeted in treatment and behaviors and other factors that can improve treatment success.  The frequency of sessions that will provide maximum benefit is discussed and agreed upon so that treatment can begin with clear goals and expectations for success."
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3  Specialties

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Adult & Adolescent Psychiatry

3  Board Certifications

  • Addiction Psychiatry
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
  • Psychiatry
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

20  Conditions Treated

  • Addiction
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
  • Childhood Depression
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD)
  • Opiate Dependence
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Panic Disorder With Agorapobia
  • Panic Disorder Without Agorapobia
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Social Phobia

8  Procedures

  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Intervention
  • Marital Counseling
  • Outpatient Addiction Treatment
  • Substance Abuse Treatment

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Connecticut.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Maryland
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1985
  • University Of Maryland School Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • University Of Maryland Medical System
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University Maryland Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998
  • University Maryland Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Yale Child Study Center
    Other Education | Completed 2001

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Nicholson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Nicholson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nicholson to family and friends
22 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (22)

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Dr. Nicholson's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

Dr. Nicholson is one of the most helpful child psychiatrist my family has work with. We are lucky that our pediatrician and a Health consultant recommended him. He’s been very generous timewise and did not charge us to come to our son’s school meeting. He charged for the letter to the and it is a...more
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I just started working with Dr. Nicholson and I am impressed by how much time he spends with me each session. I think he will really help me and I recommend him to anyone like me who feels like previous therapists didn't care about them!
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Working with him has been very good for me. He is very direct and clear. My OCD is already a whole lot better.
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I highly recommend Dr. Nicholson for people with anxiety and OCD and addictions. I don't think any other psychiatrist spends 2 to 3 hours teaching his patients to deal with their problems. He helped me so much and truly gave me my life back.
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