Jennifer Nelson, MA, LPCC, CEAP joined the clinic in 2020 and is located at the Golden Valley office. She is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and a Certified Employee Assistance Professional. Jennifer offers counseling services for individual adults, children ages 10 and up and adolescents.
Jennifer approaches the counseling relationship with affirmative, responsive, and intuitive care. Her role is to create an open, nonjudgmental space where the diversity of life experiences can be explored with compassion. Her subject matter expertise includes addressing unique struggles of LGBTQ individuals related to their sexual identity, gender identity and/or gender expression, career and life balance, life transitions, anxiety, substance use recovery, codependency, depression, grief and loss, and chronic pain management. Jennifer resonates and identifies with highly sensitive people (HSP) and empaths, and works to support creating healthy boundaries for protection from an overstimulating world.
Jennifer is a first generation college student and earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota's Family Social Science Program in 1996, a Master of Arts Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pacific Lutheran University in 1999, became a Substance Use Disorder Professional from Bellevue College in 2010, and completed formal Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction training with the Oasis Institute affiliated with the University of Massachusetts in 2016, as well as with Mindfulness Northwest in 2019. She earned the Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP) credential in April of 2020. She volunteers with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and the Human Rights Campaign (HRC).
Jennifer is offering telehealth video only for new clients. Jennifer recently located back to Minnesota after living in Washington State. Jennifer has a dual MN and WA license and will remain licensed as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in WA, and will be able to continue working with WA clients over telehealth.
Jennifer currently is not accepting new clients. She will be on an extended leave of absence beginning April 18th, 2022.
Jennifer's direct phone number: 206-947-2645.