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 13 years of behavioral health and human services experience. Throughout my career, I have been afforded the opportunity to work within various settings such as Child Protective Services, foster care and adoption, case management, crisis management, community behavioral health centers providing individual therapy services, state prison system providing group therapy services, as well as providing in-home therapy and behavioral specialist services. While I enjoyed working in all of these settings, I have always been most passionate about providing individual therapy services to adults.

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 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, Dialectical 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
  • Family conflicts
  • Coping with life changes

I also have experience in Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, 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.