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Teri Nielsen, LMHC, LCMHC

Relationships Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Intimacy Parenting issues
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About me


Licensed Mental Health Therapist with 35 years of in-patient and out-patient clinical experience working with adults, adolescents, children, and families. Specializes in working with relationships, complex trauma (childhood trauma within families), PTSD, anxiety, stress disorders, addiction recovery, blended family issues, extended family issues, and spiritual crisis.

I lived and worked in Seattle for 28 years and in 2016 moved to southern Utah for the landscapes and the red rocks I love. I have a deep respect for personal struggles. I also have great confidence in the therapeutic process based on the transformations I've witnessed in the lives of the men, women, and young people with whom I've been privileged to work.

Many of my clients are high-functioning, corporate professionals, first responders, healthcare professionals, therapists themselves, or people who have been in therapy before but seek a more integrative approach. I also work with people new to therapy who are seeking to build a more solid foundation for their emotional health. The heart of what I do is create the space for clients to address the issues that are keeping them from moving forward in life.

My style is active and direct. I'm trained in trauma-informed and evidence-based approaches. I'm a Jungian and experiential therapist and use Rational Emotive and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapies. I've taught the MBSR, Jon Kabat-Zinn's 'Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction' course and integrate elements as it can be extremely effective in working with anxiety as well as targeting the very roots of addictive behaviors.

As a therapist I draw not only on my education, but also on my life experiences as a woman, a daughter, a sister, a wife, and a mother. I am by nature interested in the world around me and continue to educate myself both formally and informally. In 1993, I began to practice Vipassana Meditation, a simple form of sitting/walking meditation. This continues to support me personally and has informed my work over the years.

Thoughts are powerful. They shape our lives, impact our health, and play an important role in our ability to be creative. Thoughts impact the choices we make throughout our lives and can help us respond with resiliency when life challenges us.

I advocate living life with compassion. Change is hard. Most of us resist change for fear of what's unknown in the future. I understand it takes courage to reach out for help. If you wish to work with me, bring your grit, your honesty, but most importantly a strong commitment to yourself. I'm here to help.

Professional experience

35yrs in practice
Relationships Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Intimacy Parenting issues

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Grief, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Blended Family Issues, First Responder Issues, Infidelity, Multicultural Concerns, Sexual Assault and Abuse

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Services offered


License information

WA LMHC LH00006803

UT LCMHC 7825680-6004


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

Teri cares about her patients.

Written on May 20, 2024 after therapy with Teri for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Great listener, I feel like my needs are heard and attended to.

Written on Mar 20, 2024 after therapy with Teri for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Teri has been such a wonderful and much needed voice of reason. I am grateful we were connected.

Written on Sep 05, 2023 after therapy with Teri for 3 months on issues concerning family conflicts, and parenting issues

I don’t think I could briefly describe what Teri has done for me. She has done so much for my confidence. She challenges me, and encourages me. I have taken parts of me “off the shelf” that I didn’t even know I had. I would have to write a few pages just on how talented she is.

Written on Aug 08, 2023 after therapy with Teri for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Teri is an excellent therapist that I was matched to after signing up for Betterhelp. After working with her for two years, I am very happy with the work we've done and the support I've received from her. I highly recommend Teri and Betterhelp to anyone looking for therapy.

Written on Jan 26, 2023 after therapy with Teri for 1 year and 11 months on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and coping with life changes

Terri is my safe place in a world where i am the "camp counselor" for everyone else. She is my sounding board.

Written on Jan 17, 2023 after therapy with Teri for 2 years and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and grief