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Teri Nielsen, LMHC, LCMHC

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Parenting issues Depression
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About me


I’m a licensed Mental Health Counselor in the states of Washington, Utah, and Arizona with post-graduate training in Marriage and Family Therapy. I have 30 years of clinical experience working with adults, adolescents, children, couples, and families.

I lived and worked in Seattle for many years. In 2016 I moved to southern Utah for the mountains and red rocks I love. My move was for my own mental health and early planning toward an eventual retirement. I'm not ready to retire! I love the work I do. Years ago I chose to be of service. I'm grateful I did that. I have a deep respect for personal struggles. I also have great confidence in the therapy 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.

My style is active and direct. I have experience working with high-functioning corporate professionals, artists, college students, people who have been in therapy for years but seek a more natural and integrative approach. I have clients who are therapists themselves. I also work with people new to therapy who wish to build a more solid foundation for their emotional health. The heart of what I do is create and protect the space for clients to address personal issues and whatever barriers are keeping them from moving forward in life.

I'm trained in trauma-informed, evidence-based approaches. I use rational-emotive cognitive behavioral, DBT, and MBCT, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy. I've taught the MBSR, Jon Kabat-Zinn's mindfulness-based stress reduction course. It's one of the best tools. I integrate elements of it when applicable. It's effective when working with anxiety as well as targeting the very roots of addictive behaviors. I tailor our work and our dialog to create a treatment plan to meet your specific needs. I weave an element of psych/education throughout the work because I believe this helps you apply what we are talking about in sessions and will empower you to create the most effective and lasting changes you're seeking.

I advocate living life with compassion and integrity. 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 decide to work with me, bring your grit and your honesty, and most importantly a strong commitment to yourself. I’m here to help.

Professional experience

35yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Parenting issues Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, 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 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

So grateful for Teri and the journey to work with her to grow!

Written on Jan 03, 2023 after therapy with Teri for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and self esteem

I’m very happy with the help I’m receiving

Written on Nov 15, 2022 after therapy with Teri for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues