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Amanda Nelsen, LCMHC, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Grief Self esteem Depression
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About me

I am a Clinical Mental Health Counselor licensed in Utah and Oregon (LPC). I have been practicing since 2008 and love being a therapist. I work with a wide range of clients – depression, anxiety, addiction, and grief/loss are primary emphases. I also have extensive experience with relationship issues, parenting problems, and women’s issues.

I enjoy working closely with my clients to help them find a better, happier, and healthier life. I focus on person-centered therapy – using unconditional positive regard, emotional support, and a variety of specialized therapeutic techniques.

My main priority is to give you a place where you feel safe and understood, so we can focus on setting goals, improving, and healing. All communication and sessions will be tailored to meet your specific situation and needs.

I provide live chat sessions - if you are looking for weekly phone/video sessions, I will not be your best fit. You can also send me messages (via text, video, or voice). I have session availability on Wednesdays and Fridays only.

I look forward to working with you and helping you move forward in life.

Professional experience

13yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Self-Love, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

License information

UT LCMHC 7022103-6004

OR LPC C6353


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Amanda Nelsen. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

I’m having an excellent experience so far with Better Help and my therapist. Thank you!

Written on Jan 04, 2023 after therapy with Amanda for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Amanda is very personable and always knows the point I am trying to get across. She has been a great help and I am so appreciative of our sessions!

Written on Dec 08, 2022 after therapy with Amanda for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes

This has been my third week meeting with Amanda, and she is great. She helped me narrow down the cause of my initial concerns and desires to meet with a therapist, and we are working on understanding the cycle of anxiety, what it looks like in my life, and ways to overcome my anxiety. She is very thoughtful and kind, and I definitely recommend her to those looking to try therapy for the first time like me.

Written on Sep 16, 2022 after therapy with Amanda for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

She is by far the best I've had ever. She challenges my thinking which is exactly what I need.

Written on Jan 12, 2022 after therapy with Amanda for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Amanda is very thoughtful and prompt. I recommend her to anyone needing a friendly ear!

Written on Dec 03, 2021 after therapy with Amanda for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Amanda is a professional and compassionate therapist, she validates my feelings and helps me better understand them from different perspectives. I really appreciate what she's helped me accomplish so far!

Written on Jul 09, 2021 after therapy with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, and adhd