Susan Nelson


About Me

Hello! My name is Susan Nelson and I'm a licensed professional clinical counselor in Minnesota. I've been working with individuals and families for 10 years. My approach is warm, relational, and honest. I most frequently use Humanistic, Solution-Focused, and Cognitive Behavioral techniques in my sessions. I believe all of us can benefit from therapy at different times in our lives, and think the client-therapist relationship is a starting point for creating change and identifying where and how that change needs to happen.

My passions and areas of strength in therapy include parenting challenges, infertility, cancer, caregiving, anxiety, depression, coping with loss, and adapting to significant life change. I have worked with children and adolescents, as well as adults. I chose this career because I care deeply about people and our stories. I believe most of us have periods in our lives where we struggle to cope, and often don't feel seen or heard - fully or even at all. Therapy can bridge that gap and be an important step in healing and learning new ways to engage in our lives and impact change.

I look forward to hearing your story!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Eating disorders
  • Parenting issues
Also experienced in:
Grief , Self esteem , Depression , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Body Image , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Communication Problems , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LPCC #881 (Expires: 2021-10-31)


Written by A.L. on Dec 11, 2020 after counseling with Susan for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and compassion fatigue

Susan is exactly what I need in a therapist, she is so supportive and makes therapy one of the highlights of my week!

Written by B.R. on Nov 27, 2020 after counseling with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

She is extremely easy to talk to and I can tell she fully listens to everything I'm talking about and helps me walk through my thoughts. Even after one session so far I'm feeling very optimistic about what's to come.