Karri Nelson


About Me

Hi, my name is Karri Nelson and I am currently a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Colorado with over 12 years of behavioral health and human services experience. I received my Bachelors degree in Psychology in 2006 from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania. After graduating with my undergraduate degree, I worked in Children Protective Services, foster care and adoption, case management, and crisis management services. While working full time, I began pursuing my Masters in Social Work and graduated from Marywood University in 2012. Since that time, I have provided individual therapy to adults, adolescents, and children in community behavioral health centers, group therapy within the state prison system, and in-home therapy and behavioral specialist services to children with autism and other behavioral health diagnoses.

Acknowledging that you need help and reaching out for it is powerful and choosing a therapist can be difficult. I often say that finding a good fit with a therapist is like finding a good pair of shoes. Sometimes you know right away that they are not a fit, sometimes the fit is just perfect from the beginning, and sometimes they work well for awhile, but you have to upgrade them to stay moving. Because of this, I like to share a bit about my personality and approach as I believe that this is important if we are going to be partners in meeting your goals.

I am originally from the east coast although I have also lived in the south and out of the country as well. I moved to Colorado in 2015 due to a strong desire to be near the mountains and improve my physical health. I enjoy hiking, camping, traveling, music, and lots of laughter. I was drawn to this field after going through difficult life experiences for which I sought therapy and experienced profound benefits leading me to a desire to help others through their personal journeys. I am a very open-minded, non-judgmental, and empathetic person. I am a strong ally and pride myself on being a support for individuals of all genders, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and abilities.

As a therapist, I use an integrative approach as each individual is unique, and to me, there is no “one size fits all” in therapy. I like to start off by learning more about you, your strengths, your goals, and any barriers that may be in the way. I can be flexible in approach depending on what you are looking for (i.e., interested in self-exploration, emotional processing, psycho-education and skill building, homework assignments/activities, etc). I am here to support you and am okay with you guiding your treatment or offering more guidance if you’d prefer. Some of the theories that I utilize are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing amongst others. I am also very interested in the influence nutrition and physical health can have on our mental health. I have experience in working with depression, anxiety, stress, LGBT and gender identity concerns, trauma, relationship/intimacy conflicts, self-esteem, and personal exploration.

If I seem like a good fit for you, please don’t hesitate to reach out. I’d love to partner with you and share in your journey.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes

I also have experience in Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties

Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #CW.09923996 (Expires: 2019-08-31)


Written by L.I. on Nov 29, 2018 after counseling with Karri for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Karri is great at untangling needs and providing concrete suggestions for steps forward. Thank you!

Written by D.A. on Sep 26, 2018 after counseling with Karri for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and anger management

Karri is a great counselor! She listens to me and explains things very well. She is super quick to respond to any messages I send her too. I would definitely recommend her!

Written by H.A. on Sep 10, 2018 after counseling with Karri for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger, and bipolar

Karri is a great counselor. Very trust worth and nonjudgmental. She definitely provides a lot of support in the sessions I’ve had with her.