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Jennifer Nelson, LCSW

Family conflicts Trauma and abuse Self esteem Depression
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About me

I am licensed in Arkansas with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with family conflicts, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with depression.

I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming issues that challenge you. I often use the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Solutions Focused approaches to help my clients work their way out of what is distressing them. I find these approaches to be very effective, because you will begin to recognize what is going through your mind and how it affects your feelings and way that you react/respond to every day situations. I strongly believe “change your thoughts, change your life,” and using the CBT and Solutions Focused approaches can help a person to recognize how self-defeating thought patterns can hinder their growth.

Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage, and you can be proud of yourself for taking that step! I am a supportive cheerleader to my clients and care about your success. I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals!

Professional experience

14yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Blended Family Issues, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Self-Love, Workplace Issues

Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

AR LCSW 2542-C


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Jennifer Nelson. 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.

Jennifer has made my therapy journey more comfortable than I expected. She is willing to listen and offer suggestions for 'homework' as well as checking in with me regularly just to see how I am doing. Absolutely great at what she does!

Written on Jan 04, 2023 after therapy with Jennifer for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

She has been such a big help and comfort. Highly recommend.

Written on Nov 21, 2022 after therapy with Jennifer for 2 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, grief, and self esteem

In two sessions I feel like she knows me. She’s also given me advice and tools to help me understand me. She checks in on me and I feel like she was perfectly matched with me, and God sent.

Written on Nov 21, 2022 after therapy with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Jennifer is so responsive and kind. She is such a caring therapist. While I couldn’t work with her in a therapeutic setting because we have previously worked together in the therapeutic community. She was my supervisor while I was in Graduate school. She was always so attentive to me as her intern therapist and with her clients. Her patience and willingness to walk alongside each clients journey are some of the skills I learned as a therapist, especially when working with complex families and children. She is an exceptional therapist.

Written on Nov 12, 2022 after therapy with Jennifer for 1 week on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I wish I could continue meeting with Jennifer every week! I will cherish and practice the valuable things I learned from her. She taught me how to utilize skills and techniques that will be useful for the rest of my life. I was scared to tell her what was going on with me the first time we met and by the end of the 6 weeks I have significantly improved and use her feedback and guidance everyday. I asked her to include Bible verses and prayer in my therapy and God went to work with us. I am not experiencing the anxiety I entered this program with and I will miss talking to her dearly. I highly recommend putting the Work in to be a better person and Jennifer was excellent at giving feedback and introducing skills that I need to practice and work at to become the best version of myself. Do the exercises, value her feedback, and don’t give up. Thank you Jennifer. God speed!

Written on Oct 20, 2022 after therapy with Jennifer for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and self esteem

Jennifer really listened to me. When I could not find the words to describe what was going on she helped me to figure out what I was feeling and how to handle the situation.

Written on Sep 23, 2022 after therapy with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety