Dr. Jennifer Nestell (Nielsen)

(PhD, MSW, LICSW)

About Me

I am a clinical social worker licensed in California, Kansas and New Hampshire with over 20 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. My PhD in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Depth Psychology has allowed me to expand, even further, a level of competency and capacity for those hurting. I have worked with a wide range of populations that include both residential and outpatient settings. Treatment requests have focused on complex grief and loss, interpersonal difficulties, anxiety, depression, complex trauma and phase of life issues. For example, you might have a complicated relationship with your mother and it's impacting your sense of self but you aren't sure how to even talk about it. This year (2020) has also been unprecedented. I am prepared to recognize and include any of those concerns with stress presented in your life.

My counseling style is warm, interactive, empathic and attuned. I consider our time together sacred ground and take the courage and risk to reach out seriously. I do not subscribe to stigmatizing labels. My approach utilizes trauma informed cognitive-behavioral, humanistic and psychodynamic modalities. I have also completed a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training program and certification in mental health integrative medicine. As such, I will ensure we tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique, specific needs.

This whole counseling-therapy 'thing' takes tremendous courage.
If you are ready -- I am here.

I look forward to an opportunity where we can meet and connect.

"You are not broken--you are breaking through." (Alex Myles)


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Dependent Personality , Dissociation , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 23

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #22907 (Expires: 2022-10-31)


Reviews

Written by K.A. on Apr 05, 2021 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and anger management

She is amazing and unconventional in the best way. I love her approach. She is a breath of fresh air after years of therapy. I really would recommend her to anyone needing a different approach at a dead end.

Written by S.A. on Feb 15, 2021 after counseling with Jennifer for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Jennifer has been an amazing help to me. She is always supportive and helps me to reframe the way I view things and find coping methods to help me move forward. She responds promptly, is flexible around what I can manage. I am so grateful to have found her through BetterHelp

Written by T.A. on Nov 28, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

I love her. Best therapist I have ever had

Written by J.O. on Nov 17, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and sleeping disorders

Very understanding, empathetic counselor with a wealth of experience and deep understanding of cognition, would thoroughly recommend.

Written by D.A. on Oct 02, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Dr. Nestell (Nielsen) is open minded, open hearted, empathetic and real. I appreciate the support and the variety of ways to connect and utilize the support and perspective. Thank you so much