About Peter Nichols, MD

Dr. Peter Nichols treats patients between the ages of 4 and 50 years old.

Dr. Peter Nichols, Board-Certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, provides psychiatric care for both children and adults. Using a supportive and collaborative approach, he guides patients through the understanding of treatment possibilities, medication options, personal care, and also connects them with valuable community resources.

Dr. Nichols earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley and later obtained both a Master’s of Health Services Administration and his Medical Degree from the University of Southern California. He completed his residency in psychiatry at the University of Chicago and his fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Illinois, Chicago, where he served as Chief Fellow.

Prior to joining Edgewood, Dr. Nichols was Chief Medical Officer for a large behavioral health hospital with outpatient, residential, partial hospitalization, and acute inpatient settings. He is also on the board of the Illinois Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry where he advocates for access and quality to mental health care in the State of Illinois.

Dr. Nichols focuses on a team approach when working with patients, teachers, clinicians, and other medical providers. “Psychiatrists work best when they are part of a patient-centered team, with medication used to complement other modalities,” he states. “Edgewood fosters that philosophy and creates an environment where clinicians and families can collaborate on treatment.

Specialties

  • Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement/Grief Counseling
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Child Psychiatry Consultation
  • Daytime Sleepiness
  • Depression
  • Development Disorder
  • Eating Disorder
  • Hyperactive Disorder (ADD/ADHD)
  • Medication Review
  • Mental Health Consultation
  • Mental Health Problem
  • Mental Illness
  • Mood Disorders
  • Mood Swings
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
  • Panic Attack
  • Personality Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Counseling
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)/Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)
  • Prescription/Refill
  • Psychiatric Medication Review
  • Psychiatry Consultation
  • Psychiatry Follow Up
  • Psychological Trauma
  • Schizophrenia/Psychotic Features
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Sleep Disorder
  • Sleep Problems
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Stress Management
  • Worry
  • Education & Certifications

    Education
    Medical School - University of Southern California

    Doctor of Medicine

    University of Chicago

    Residency in Psychiatry

    University of California

    Berkeley (Bachelor's)

    University of Southern California

    Master's in Health Administration

    University of Illinois

    Chicago

    Locations

    Lisle, IL

    1500 Eisenhower Lane, Unit E
    Lisle, IL 60532-2125