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Patricia Nelson, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Relationships Trauma, Abuse Depression
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About me

I am a Social Worker licensed in New York State with over 25 years experience working as a psychotherapist and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, addiction, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse.

My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and rational-emotive counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

25yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Relationships Trauma, Abuse Depression

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, Body image, Cancer, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, HIV / AIDS, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy and childbirth, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social anxiety and phobia, Trichotillomania, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered


License information

CA LCSW 122337

NY LCSW R078047-01


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

Patricia is very kind and supportive. She always encourages me and cheers me on and she is there when I need her guidance to help work through stuff. Patricia is always there when I need her and her prompt responses have been very reassuring.

Written on Jun 15, 2024 after therapy with Patricia for 2 years and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Patricia answered my question and taught me a new technique. Problem solved, thank you!

Written on Jun 10, 2024 after therapy with Patricia for 2 weeks

She's helping me work through some very old and now current issues. I appreciate her being there for me to sound off and give me encouragement and backs up my thoughts. I appreciate her feedback.

Written on Jun 07, 2024 after therapy with Patricia for 3 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse, grief, and intimacy-related issues

I could not ask for a better match. Patricia responds promptly, checks in regularly and is attentive during sessions. Her insight has been helpful and timely.

Written on May 27, 2024 after therapy with Patricia for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and coping with life changes

A life changing experience

Written on May 26, 2024 after therapy with Patricia for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

She is kind and compassionate and attentive.

Written on May 17, 2024 after therapy with Patricia for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, and anger management