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Erik Nickerson, MSW, LCSW

McLean Hospital Title


Erik Nickerson, MSW, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker. He has been in practice over 15 years. Mr. Nickerson utilizes a compassionate and collaborative approach in the treatment of individuals, couples, and families struggling with mental health and substance misuse issues and disorders. Since 2017, Nickerson has worked as a caseworker/therapist at Borden Cottage, a McLean Hospital Signature Addiction Recovery Program, where he facilitates dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) groups and provides individual therapy.

Prior to Borden Cottage, Nickerson served as the clinical coordinator for the Maine State Prison. While there, he developed a model for integrated health care. Nickerson has also worked and provided leadership across multiple settings, including outpatient treatment in hospital, school-based, and community settings.


Education & Training

  • 1992 BS in Communication Disorders, University of Maine
  • 2006 MSW, University of Maine
Board Certifications:
  • 2008 Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Board of Social Work Licensure, State of Maine


Phone: 207.230.8244
Office Address: Borden Cottage - Camden, ME