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Karen A Nelson
Psychologist, PhD

Karen A Nelson

Psychologist, PhD (she, her)

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
221 East College Street, Suite 211, Iowa City, IA 52240
Let's Connect (319) 214-8740
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Can't sleep? Trapped in anxious rumination? Misplaced your joy? I specialize in treating insomnia, anxiety, panic and OCD in adults and high school age teens. Clients learn skills and enhance their confidence within a validating Behavioral Therapy framework. Clients co-create weekly behavioral experiments and track their mood, body responses. Therapy is time-limited and problem-focused.
Combining empathy with research-based cognitive - behavioral strategies has assisted my clients in improving their sleep, mood, by decreasing interference from anxiety and sleep problems. Clients describe me as curious, empowering and gently irreverent.
You are not broken and may need help feeling whole. You want your life to feel more meaningful worth living. That starts with helping you identify your goals. My job is to help you make progress toward goals. I'd be honored to assist you.
Call or Karen A Nelson now for a free 15 minute consultation - (319) 214-8740

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

221 East College Street

Suite 211

Iowa City, IA 52240

(319) 214-8740
If clients prefer telehealth via a confidential online platform, they agree to attend 1 of first 3 visits in person.
I specialize in Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) and Sleep or Insomnia 
$180 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals and groups  
Let's Connect (319) 214-8740
Photo of Karen A Nelson, PhD, Psychologist

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

221 East College Street

Suite 211

Iowa City, IA 52240

(319) 214-8740
If clients prefer telehealth via a confidential online platform, they agree to attend 1 of first 3 visits in person.
I specialize in Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) and Sleep or Insomnia 
$180 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals and groups  

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $180
  • Pay by ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Insurance

  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Midlands Choice
Check fees and, if listed, ask to verify your insurance coverage. or (319) 214-8740
Photo of Karen A Nelson, PhD, Psychologist
Karen A Nelson
Psychologist, PhD
Check fees and, if listed, ask to verify your insurance coverage. or (319) 214-8740
Photo of Karen A Nelson, PhD, Psychologist
Karen A Nelson
Psychologist, PhD

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of Iowa / 0811 Karen A Nelson
  • In Practice for 27 Years
  • Membership with Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
  • Certificate from Center for Deployment Psychology Behavioral Sleep Medicine / 2020
  • Attended Northwestern University Evanston IL, PhD Counseling Psychology, Graduated 1995
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I am honored to see my clients transform pain into strength. Treat OCD, anxiety, insomnia and assist in life transitions
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (319) 214-8740
Photo of Karen A Nelson, PhD, Psychologist
Karen A Nelson
Psychologist, PhD
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I am honored to see my clients transform pain into strength. Treat OCD, anxiety, insomnia and assist in life transitions
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (319) 214-8740
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Karen A Nelson
Psychologist, PhD

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Sleep or Insomnia

Expertise

  • Insomnia, social anxiety
  • Mood Disorders
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
Do these issues align with your needs? or (319) 214-8740
Photo of Karen A Nelson, PhD, Psychologist
Karen A Nelson
Psychologist, PhD
Do these issues align with your needs? or (319) 214-8740
Photo of Karen A Nelson, PhD, Psychologist
Karen A Nelson
Psychologist, PhD

Client Focus

Age

Teen
Adults

Participants

Individuals
Group

Communities

Queer Allied

Age

Teen
Adults

Participants

Individuals
Group

Communities

Queer Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Exposure Response Prevention (ERP)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Strength-Based
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (319) 214-8740
Photo of Karen A Nelson, PhD, Psychologist
Karen A Nelson
Psychologist, PhD
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (319) 214-8740
Photo of Karen A Nelson, PhD, Psychologist
Karen A Nelson
Psychologist, PhD

Location

Primary Location

221 East College Street

Suite 211

Iowa City, IA 52240

(319) 214-8740
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If clients prefer telehealth via a confidential online platform, they agree to attend 1 of first 3 visits in person.
Call for a free consultation now - (319) 214-8740
Photo of Karen A Nelson, PhD, Psychologist
Karen A Nelson
Psychologist, PhD
"
If clients prefer telehealth via a confidential online platform, they agree to attend 1 of first 3 visits in person.
Call for a free consultation now - (319) 214-8740
Photo of Karen A Nelson, PhD, Psychologist
Karen A Nelson
Psychologist, PhD