Nicholas Dotson, PMHNP-BC, L.Ac.

Behavioral & Mental Health, Psychiatry

Practices In: Naperville
Patients Seen: All Ages

My name is Nicholas (Nick), and I have a spe­cif­ic inter­est in help­ing each indi­vid­ual iden­ti­fy and man­i­fest their ide­al self through intro­spec­tion, aware­ness and sup­port­ive ther­a­py. I con­sid­er myself a cat­a­lyst of pos­i­tive change, and it is an hon­or and priv­i­lege to join each indi­vid­ual I work with on their jour­ney towards per­son­al development.

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Awards & Accolades
Team CARE Award (UI Health) 2019
Pinnacle Award (21st Annual Power of Nursing Leadership Conference) 2018
CARE Award (UI Health) 2016
Clinical Interests

I have a spe­cif­ic inter­est in the treat­ment of trau­ma, anx­i­ety, depres­sion, thought dis­or­ders and atten­tion­al issues.

Personal Interests

I enjoy gar­den­ing, exer­cise, hik­ing, rais­ing chick­ens, and study­ing the sto­ry telling tra­di­tions of indige­nous cultures.

American Nurses Credentialing Center National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Diplomat in Oriental Medicine
University of Illinois at Chicago Graduation Date: 2018 Degree: Master of Science
University of Illinois at Chicago Graduation Date: 2012 Degree: Psychology
Pacific College of Oriental Medicine Graduation Date: 2006 Degree: Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine
Provider’s Publications
Facilitating the Development of a Patient Empowered Milieu: Moving from Paternalism to Patient Collaboration in an Acute Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatric Unit. Journal of Child and Adolescent PsychiatricNursing, Article ID: JCAP12249; Article DOI: 10.1111/jcap.12249; Internal Article ID: 16540975.
August, 2019


ADD, ADHD, Addiction, Adjustment Disorder, Adolescent Issues, Adolescent Mental Health, Adult Abuse, Adult Attachment Disorders, Affect. Disorder, Alcohol Abuse, Anger Management, Anxiety, Anxiety & Panic Attacks, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Child Abuse, Chronic Pain, Communication, Couples/Marriage, Depression, Domestic Violence, Dual Diagnosis, Family Issues, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Grief & Loss, Men's Health, Mood Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder, Parenting, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Psychotic Thought Disorders, Race-based Stress, Relationships, Schizophrenia, Self Esteem, Self-harm, Sex Offenders (Adult and Youth), Spirituality, Stress, Stress Management, Substance Abuse, Suicide, Teen Issues, Thought Disorders, Trauma

Treatment Styles

Child Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy, Integrative, Medication, Mindfulness Based