Amirah Nelson


About Me

Hi there!

My name is Amirah and I am a licensed professional counselor and approved clinical supervisor for the state of Idaho. I am a third year doctoral candidate at Idaho State University where I am studying Counselor Education and Supervision. I am originally from Atlanta, GA and I came to Idaho by way of Newport, RI. I have my Master's in Holistic Counseling and I also have a certificate of advanced graduate studies in Expressive & Creative Arts. I received my Bachelor's in both Psychology and Biology with a concentration in pre-medicine from thee, yes Thee Jackson State University.

I am a traumatologist and used a trauma informed approach to provide trauma-informed counseling for clients who are experiencing crisis and trauma. I have experience working with clients who struggle with addiction and co-occurring disorders, in-home counseling with families, and adolescents in residential. Additionally, I worked with children at Head Start which sparked my initial interest in counseling.

In my free time, I spend as much time as I can with those I love, particularly my daughter Laila. I enjoy reading, traveling, exercising, and most of all I love food! Those who know me, know I love being silly, laughing, and bad jokes and puns! If you want to know more about me as a potential fit for your counseling needs, please contact me to set up an appointment.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LPC #7879 (Expires: 2022-09-26)

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