Colleen Nelson


About Me

Life often represents a journey or an adventure; there are numerous crossroads, various directions, and many obstacles in our path. Counseling can be a guide, a companion, and at times, a vehicle to help us navigate through each twist and turn on the road. When we reach those difficult obstacles, our ability to transcend and balance our lives is crucial, but sometimes it can be a struggle to even keep moving down the road.

Colleen Nelson has a deep passion for helping people create lives rich with meaning. She believes that all people have the desire and the ability to live and reach their highest potential. Colleen understands the issues that can prevent us from connecting with ourselves and with others. Through compassion, authenticity, and warmth, Colleen provides her clients a safe place to dive into the real issues and become their own guides once again. The challenges we face can sometimes seem impossible to overcome, but with the right resources and support, challenges can become lessons that transform us for the better.

Colleen has worked with individuals, couples, and families in a variety of settings, including hospitals, private practice, and community mental health. She has an extensive background in trauma, eating disorders, and addictions. She has a strong understanding of the multiple layers of family systems and the complexity of addressing issues within them.

Colleen Nelson works with people who seek counseling for a variety of reasons including:

Women’s Issues — body image, career issues, eating patterns, mindfulness, pregnancy, relationships, self-care, self-love, self-worth
Life Transitions — adoption, career challenges and transitions, grief and loss, life transitions, spirituality and faith, stage of life issues, traumatic events
Health and Wellness — anger management, anxiety, depression, drug and alcohol abuse and addiction recovery, eating disorders, grief and loss, mindfulness, self-esteem, stress
Colleen Nelson is a Licensed Professional Counselor with the State of Colorado and a National Certified Counselor. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Colorado in Boulder and her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from the University of Colorado in Denver. Colleen utilizes her training from the Love and Trauma Center to address Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) using somatic techniques and mindfulness based practice. Her use of Narrative, Existential, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and integrative techniques comes from her previous experience working in an eating disorder treatment hospital and addiction recovery center.

Colleen believes in doing her “own work” and continues to seek consultation and educational development in order to better serve each of her clients. She has her certification as a yoga instructor and believes in a balance of work, family, and self-care. She seeks adventure and enjoys the challenges as she continues to manage the pathways of this journey we call life.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Eating disorders
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LPC #0013432 (Expires: 2021-08-01)


Written by A.L. on Jan 22, 2020 after counseling with Colleen for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

All ways smiling and positive. Listen and give good advice. Give good techniques to help you work through your issues.

Written by S.U. on Jan 19, 2020 after counseling with Colleen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and coping with life changes

I am very thankful for Colleen's counselling. She has shed some light on what I have been experiencing and has provided some very useful strategies that are helping me cope and heal from my grief and trauma. She is patient, available and compassionate. There is no judgement or pressure. I wouldn't want to interact with anyone else.