Scott Nelson

Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT

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Scott Nelson

Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT

Verified by Psychology Today

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Scott Nelson, PhD, LMFT
9975 W 82nd Place
Arvada, CO 80005
(415) 413-0849
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About

Practicing in Colorado and California. After more than 50 years in a variety of capacities in the mental health field. I enjoy working with just about anyone that comes through my door. I am always amazed and honored by the wide variety of individuals that enter my office. My strengths are working with adolescents, adults, and couples with all kinds of issues and concerns. I have a long history of working with men covering a wide array of concerns. An important focus of my work over the past 40 years has been work with intimate partners and couples in which one or both are survivors of trauma/abuse.
Sadly, the intimate partners and the couples in which one or both partners were abused/traumatized are largely ignored. I started an ongoing support/therapy group for the Partners of Complex Trauma Survivors in 1985. I have helped hundreds of partners and couples and trained other therapists to cope with and overcome the negative impacts of trauma/abuse.
Merchant seaman-age 16, started a teen program in San Quentin-17, in-patient psychiatry, Marin General Hospital at age 19, visited 25 countries, adolescent in-patient McAuley Neuropsychiatric-11 years starting at 22, Ph.D., with honors, UC, Berkeley 1984. These experiences enable me to appreciate and meaningfully connect with a wide variety of concerns.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $150 - $250
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
I will supply Superbills and reach out to Insurance companies to obtain single case exceptions when appropriate.
Email me or call (415) 413-0849 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 53 Years
  • License: California / 15999
  • Please note: License state differs from primary location state.
  • School: University of California, Berkeley
  • Year Graduated: 1984

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: University of California, Berkeley / MSW
  • Year graduated: 1979

Scott Nelson's Groups

Therapy group: Partners of Abuse/Trauma Survivors

Intimate Partners of survivors complex, relational trauma, despite their desires to be loving and supportive, often feel confused, angry, disappointed, emotionally, and sexually frustrated, starved for intimacy and touch. Beneath the surface and often beyond their awareness, they may also experience depression, loss of energy, loneliness, isolation, fear, anxiety, resentment, lowered self-esteem, impatience, impotence, and a general sense of powerlessness to help themselves or their survivor mate. Group support, self-discovery, creative and individualized problem solving, interweaving of broader knowledge of the abuse experience and that of Partners provides the basis for greater, "response-ability".

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Therapy/Growth Group for Men

I am grateful to have facilitated many ongoing growth groups for men for more than 35 years. These ongoing (once per week) men's groups are for men who want to move their lives toward greater personal competence, self-assurance, emotional balance, and awareness, as well as be better leaders at home and elsewhere while experiencing joy, engagement, contentment, and satisfaction. Each individual brings issues and challenges; the willingness to remain open and engaged in the group reaps extraordinary support, guidance, and friendship. The willingness to reach out to others builds a sense of positivity and gratitude.

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Location

Scott Nelson, PhD, LMFT
9975 W 82nd Place
Arvada, CO 80005
(415) 413-0849
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Relationship Issues
  • Child
  • Trauma and PTSD
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Couple relationships and childhood trauma/abuse
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Spirituality
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Video Game Addiction
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Asian
Faith: Buddhist
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing (CPT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychobiological Approach Couple Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Transpersonal
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

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Last Modified: 13 May 2022
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Scott Nelson

Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT