Santricoa “Rico” Nelson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Florida. Rico has a strong foundation working with individuals and families who struggle with a wide range of mental health issues such as: depression, anxiety, trauma, low self-esteem, grief, anger, addiction and more.
Rico’s educational background includes a MA in Social Work from the University of Central Florida Orlando, Florida. Rico has been trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person Centered and Solution Focused Therapies. He is also certified in Post-Traumatic Stress in those who have served in our US Military and Behavioral Health Case Management.
Rico strives to create a safe and encouraging atmosphere in which clients can be supported in their efforts to change and grow. He also seeks to assist clients in identifying or reconnect to their unique strengths in order to realize their full potential and achieve their goals.
Stress, Anxiety , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Emptiness , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Military and Veterans Issues , Mood Disorders , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Posttraumatic Stress , Self-Harm , Sexuality Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LCSW #SW16155 (Expires: 2023-03-31)
He has helped me and still helping me to learn ways to cope with my anxiety, how to communicate with my family and more importantly he listens to you and is not judgmental.
Although we have just started the process I feel confident that I will receive the help and guidance I need to be a better me.
Empathetic, professional and personable individual who displays true passion for his patients.
Counseling with Santricoa Nelson has been the best counseling experience I've ever had. He's very kind, understanding encouraging, and very relatable. I'm very comfortable talking to him and sharing parts of my life and my experiences that need work. To top it all off he's a Christian which is something I've always wanted a counselor to be. I'm blessed to have the opportunity to work with him.
I was a little nervous before speaking with him, and after the first session I immediately felt comfortable and as though a weight had been lifted. He’s so easy to talk to. Listens well, and responds with such understanding. I’ve felt very relieved after each session and look forward to more progress in the near future.
Santricoa is amazing. I genuinely feel like he wants to understand my thoughts and issues and help me get to the root of them. In two sessions he has already given me techniques and insight to help me with certain issues. I truly look forward to every session and leave each one feeling has if I have just gained amazing insight on myself.
Santricoa is very understanding and experienced. A great counselor