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Dr. Judith Nelson, LCPC

Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Parenting issues Coaching Compassion fatigue
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About me

If the world is overwhelming for you right now, you are not alone. My name is Judith, "Dr. Jae". I am a Doctor of Counseling Psychology, Counselor-Educator, Clinical Supervisor, and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over 20 years of clinical experience.
During my time in the field, I've worked with clients from a wide variety of backgrounds with a wide range of concerns, including trauma, anxiety, depression, and grief. I previously specialized in working with women, children, and families who were survivors of sexual abuse and, recognizing the challenging intersections of systems in the lives of marginalized groups, have dedicated myself to implementing counseling from a multicultural perspective.
My life’s philosophy is mirrored in the phrase “the first 60 years of life are the hardest”, my counseling philosophy is client-centered, and I believe that you know yourself better than anyone. My role as a clinician is to be a conduit for communicating your needs, confronting your fears, and develop the life you envision that is rewarding, enriching, and reframes problems as opportunities for growth.

Professional experience

15yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Parenting issues Coaching Compassion fatigue

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Control issues, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and shame, Isolation / loneliness, Midlife crisis, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy and childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Services offered

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License information

IL LCPC 180.003653


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

Having never tried therapy before I couldn't have asked for a better experience than what I had with Dr. Nelson. She is an excellent person to have on your team and if you are willing to put in the work you will benefit greatly!

Written on Dec 27, 2021 after therapy with Judith for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue