Karen Nelsen

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
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(831) 777-2660

Karen Nelsen

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Galleria Wellness Center
740 Front Street
Suite 250
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 777-2660
Offers online therapy

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About

Counseling may take different forms depending on whether you’re dealing with a significant life transition, loss, or have been struggling with symptoms of depression or anxiety. As a strengths-based counselor, I believe we have an inner compass that can guide us, with support, toward positive change. Bringing years of coaching experience to counseling, I hold a safe place for you to explore your internal life as well as your natural ability to shine in activities and relationships. Positive connection with others is how we discover---or rediscover---a place of safety and wholeness in our lives.
My personal and professional background is in wellness---physical, spiritual and mental. With compassionate intuition, we acknowledge what is healthy and wise, then amplify it and use it to shed light on other parts of yourself that want to be heard. As we listen deeply to your unique experience, we will explore and transform patterns that no longer serve.
Your soul’s longing will help determine the direction we take in counseling. As you begin to consider what it is you want for yourself, I invite you to contact me for a for a free phone consultation. I have openings right now for individuals and couples.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $150+
Pay By: Cash, Check, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
I do not accept insurance at this time, but I can provide a superbill that you may submit to your insurance to request reimbursement.
Email me or call (831) 777-2660 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 4 Years
  • License: California / 127033
  • School: JFKU
  • Year Graduated: 2019

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: BBS / 117509
  • Certificate Date: 2020

Location

Galleria Wellness Center
740 Front Street
Suite 250
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 777-2660
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Self Esteem
  • Anxiety
  • Grief
Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Compassion Focused
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Transpersonal
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 23 May 2022
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Karen Nelsen

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT