Press Releases

Cutting-Edge Therapist Offering Real Help in a Virtual Landscape.

August 18, 2016

Maryanne Nicholls of is helping people on a global level by offering confidential therapeutic services through her online platform.

Known as an in-demand speaker and guest blogger, Maryanne Nicholls of The Joy of Living is a well-qualified therapist who is now bringing her services to an attentive market, the online landscape. Nicholls, a Registered Psychotherapist (RP), Certified Gestalt Therapist (Cert. GIT), and trained in Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Emotion Freedom Technique – Tapping (EFT), and Trauma & Attachment Psychotherapy., offers both one-on-services and branded technique programs, such as her powerful “Burning the Candle at Both Ends” program.

“I want people to know help is out there. Some people suffer with debilitating trauma and are challenged when it comes to leaving the house while others simply are crunched for time; whatever the reason, skipping needed therapy because of time or transportation issues isn’t a great way to live. By offering packaged programs and individual services, I am able to bring my tailored services directly to the homes of clients while still respecting confidentiality,” says Nicholls.

Online therapy services and programs are the new normal in today’s virtual society. There are over a dozen popular apps dedicated to online therapy and ELLE magazine recently covered the new “Uber” of the psychology world.

“What my online services do is break down barriers. No one has to leave their comfort zone or sit in traffic. When people sign up for me to come and speak to their corporate group, they know they are going to hear something that is beneficial. Knowing this, I thought about my travel and how some of my clients would find this to be a challenge, even on a local level and for so many varied reasons. I decided to put thoughts into motion and bring myself to them using technology. Unlike the apps, however, I am more personalized and consistent- even qualified, when compared side-by-side,” finished Nicholls.

Maryanne still offers traditional in-person counseling services, as well as professional speaking programs. Some of her popular topics include Breaking free from the Cycle of Stress,
Learning to balance personal joy for a productive life, Authenticity and anxiety – how to feel like you, Functional mental illness, navigating through life with bipolar or anxiety disorder, and
Mental health & the workplace, why personal issues impact professional goals – to name only a few.

Members of the media are encouraged to contact Maryanne to sample her services or as a resource for feature pieces on a wide array of mental health topics, including trauma and stress.


Registered Psychotherapist Says “We’re all nuts”; which is why we all need help.

June 2016 

Maryanne Nicholls of The Joy of Living is a professional speaker, guest blogger, and a Registered Psychotherapist. She has a private practice and offers online, self-guided help for those seeking a little more than R&R during stressful times. Maryanne, who pens a weekly blog, says that “we’re not really that different” when it comes to stress responses and trauma and that negative self-talk often steers us away from getting help.

“We’re all nuts. There it is out there. We all have our quirks, and if that is what the social definition of nuts is – as wrong as that may be- then fine. Personally, labels are for soup cans. Lets all stop focusing on who is “nuts” and start focusing on ourselves. We can’t relieve stress or address issues if we are putting labels on anyone, everyone or ourselves,” says Nicholls.

The Joy of Living features free informational blogs without providing a credit card or an email address. The resource is designed this way to help people feel safe when seeking advice on how to handle everything from rage to dealing with a Fitbit obsession. Additionally, Maryanne provides tips on coping with serious issues, like trauma and depression with isolation.

“I offer in-person counseling and I offer self-guided products through video. Whatever someone is comfortable with is what they have to go with. The blog is free and no one has to give up personal information. I try to make my services as available as they can be for everyone thinking about self-improvement,” finished Maryanne.

Maryanne Nicholls also provides corporate speaking and Skype events to corporate groups. A list of her speaking topics, as well as her biography, can be found here:


April 20 2016
Speaking About Depression; How to Start the Conversation.
The Joy of Living’s own Maryanne Nicholls is available as a media resource on the subject of corporate depression.
For Immediate Release:
Corporate depression or working with clinical depression is a very real challenge in the day-to-day world. And while people often speak about depression in relation to post-partum challenges, dealing with depression at work hasn’t been a topic often discussed by the media. Maryanne Nicholls with The Joy of Living wants to change this.

“We don’t talk about depression and isolation when it comes to work. People are still stigmatized by mental illness and depression being caused by work or as a challenge while working as a corporate professional is often viewed as a sign of weakness or a reason to not promote someone, which is wrong and illegal,” said Maryanne Nicholls. “What I am looking to do is start the conversation and discuss how to overcome the professional challenges when experiencing depression.”

Maryanne Nicholls is available as a media resource, guest lecturer, and guest blogger.  Her company’s website,, offers weekly free insight through her blog, as well as options for complementary consultations and a wide-array of affordable programs.

Clinical depression can start off as a reaction to a disappointment or other event, but it’s a serious illness that needs treatment. And although we don’t know the exact cause of clinical depression, we do know it is a medical illness with biological components. Many companies provide resources for mental illness issues, however many companies are fearful yet to use them.

“By starting the conversation, we can help employees feel more open to access resources offered by their employers or privately. There is no shame in dealing with depression and finding a solution to the anxiety and isolation often associated with it, especially within the professional world,” finished Nicholls.
Maryanne Nicholls is available as a media resource on this and other mental health topics. Maryanne Nicholls is a Registered Psychotherapist (RP), Certified Gestalt Therapist (Cert. GIT), and trained in Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Emotion-Freedom Technique (EFT), and Trauma & Attachment Psychotherapy. Maryanne completed her education at the University of Toronto and the Gestalt Institute of Toronto.
She is able to write about trending mental health issues, respond to popular questions, and pen powerful pieces on the subjects of authenticity and anxiety, functional mental illness, navigating through life with bipolar or anxiety disorder, mental health & the workplace, why personal issues impact professional goals, and much more!
Helene Vece


October 20 2015
Maryanne Nicholls, RP & The Joy of Living Improving Life Through Social Media!
Regardless if someone is seeking out online coaching or not, thanks to The Joy of Living’s blog and LinkedIn posts, people across social media have the opportunity to improve their quality of life.

Maryanne Nicholls is the founder and owner of The Joy of Living. She is a Registered Psychotherapist (RP), Certified Gestalt Therapist (Cert. GIT), and trained in Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Emotion-Freedom Technique (EFT), and Trauma & Attachment Psychotherapy. She also helps people using Gestalt Therapy and offers online therapeutic courses or in-person counseling. Thanks to her endeavors, The Joy of Living is now able to offer weekly updates, via its blog and Ms. Nicholls’s LinkedIN account, that help improve how we live.

“The goal is to address popular issues and hidden concerns within the workplace and within our personal lives. We share everything on social media except our inner-most fears and feelings. With online counseling and therapy products and services going up, I want my blog and newsletter to start the conversation and act as a resource for some of these unsaid, yet popular, topics.”

Recent topics covered by The Joy of Living include; Abusive Work Relationships, 3 Signs You’re Depressed, The #1 Trick for Staying Positive, Depression; It’s That Time of the Season, Trauma 101; Are You A Victim, How to Be Kind, and much more.  “I want these blogs and posts to be practical. I use my education but write from a place of experience in the real-world. I want people to understand their environment, how and why they feel certain emotions, and then be able to act, moving forward regardless of whether they use my paid products or not,” finished Nicholls.

The Joy of Living has a signature program called Burning The Candle At Both Ends. The program is a self-guided 8-part series of videos for home study. This comprehensive starter program is designed to look at all aspects of stress and how one can begin to reclaim their life and control reactions to stress. The cost for the 8-part program is $297, making each session under $38 and insanely affordable when you consider the cost for one online or in-person counseling session.

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