Zalman Nelson

(LCSW)
Therapist Zalman Nelson Photo

About Me

Hi, I'm Zalman. Great to meet you. So you're looking for a therapist? That's awesome. Takes courage to make that step, and you clearly have it. As for me, I'm a therapist with over 11 years of online therapy work: phone/video calls, messaging. It’s a passion of mine to use digital tools to help people: learn the skills to handle feelings, validate self, work with their triggers, and improve confidence, communication, and all their relationships.

Adding inner child trauma focus to the work gets more effective, faster, long-lasting results that clients can self-maintain.

I help people get to the core of their struggles, so they grow and progress as quickly as possible, learn how to maintain all their changes, and without taking countless months. Send me a message and feel free to ask your questions. Looking forward to talking with you :)


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Imago Relationship Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 11

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #090459 (Expires: 2023-10-31)


Reviews

Written by S.T. on Nov 17, 2021 after therapy with Zalman for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Zalman is honest, straightforward, and supportive. He listens well, and is able to pick up on not only what was said, but what isn't being said, and is able to provide the right guidance to help me to see things clearly. I really appreciate his approach, and value his advice greatly.

Written by A.L. on Nov 10, 2021 after therapy with Zalman for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Zalman takes the time to really listen and focus on my concerns, and is directly supportive to my needs.

Written by A.L. on Nov 08, 2021 after therapy with Zalman for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management

Very good therapist. I feel supported, helped and understood and I trust his expertise even when the ideas are different from mine. I feel like he listens to me mostly, instead of working with an ‘idea’ of a client.

Written by B.R. on Oct 29, 2021 after therapy with Zalman for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Zalman has been great. It's been tough for me to open up and he's been patient, kind and respectful. I appreciate his opinion.

Written by M.A. on Oct 26, 2021 after therapy with Zalman for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Made me feel very comfortable, and really listened to what I had to say. Zalman always gave me great insight and answers to my worldly problems

Written by G.R. on Oct 20, 2021 after therapy with Zalman for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger management

Being in a country that doesn't really respect/focus on mental health, Zalman was really helpful in listening to all my problems and gave very useful solutions. His whole concept on the inner child vs adult self in one was very very insightful and helped me gain a better understanding of myself and how to cope with my very stressful environments. He always gives very prompt and lengthy solutions which shows that he really cares and is willing to help and go the extra mile. Thank you for everything Zalman.

Written by Y.A. on Oct 18, 2021 after therapy with Zalman for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

He is fantastic at identifying the key issues you are facing and provides helpful, practical solutions. He is happy to communicate with you however you want, and gives you the time you need to reflect. I feel lucky that I was able to find him.

Written by A.L. on Oct 15, 2021 after therapy with Zalman for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

So far, Zalman has gotten straight to the point of my therapy goals with compassion, empathy and understanding, without even having completed a first session! Really looking forward to working with him and seeing my own progress. I feel motivated and supported.

Written by L.U. on Oct 14, 2021 after therapy with Zalman for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, and anger management

My life has taken a huge turn since I started therapy with Zalman. I felt heard by someone that genuinely cares. If you keep up with his ideas, you will see results. Extremely, extremely happy with my experience.

Written by A.N. on Oct 12, 2021 after therapy with Zalman for 3 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, and parenting issues

Zalman is a fantastic therapist. I always feel heard and not judged. I think Zalman truly cares about helping me to improve my issues and I have faith in his expertise. He is also very accommodating of my appointment needs and is extremely responsive.

Written by J.A. on Oct 10, 2021 after therapy with Zalman for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

From working with Zalman for 3 months he taught me techniques that changed my life for the better and allowed me to work through my problems myself. Teaching me how to identify where emotions come from and connecting with them has improved my self-esteem and relationships. I’ll always appreciate how down to earth Zalman is during our sessions, it isn’t overly formal and he makes it easy to be open with whatever problems you’re facing.

Thank you so much for helping me to better myself.

Written by O.D. on Sep 06, 2021 after therapy with Zalman for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Zalman really cares. Since we started he has been understanding, compassionate and supportive. Even when I didn’t communicate with him for a bit, he sent me very supportive messages that I actually really needed. He’s a genuine person.

Written by M.A. on Sep 05, 2021 after therapy with Zalman for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

Salman has helped me more than he or at least, I could have predicted. I had a fantastic introduction to what he did for me, ans after struggles, I returned for him specifically. I feel like he's able to understand and not speak down on me, and also accept that I may have issues again, the same issues, and is willing to help me through them again. I plan on using Zelman for as long as I can afford, or until I am able to understand me, and how to help myself any time.

Written by D.A. on Aug 19, 2021 after therapy with Zalman for 1 month on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, grief, and adhd

Zalman is a kind, warm and therapeutic individual to have in my life. Im loving this app.

Written by A.N. on Aug 11, 2021 after therapy with Zalman for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

Zalman is an amazing therapist. 10/10. He understands me. He helps me feel heard. He's committed. I trust him. And I've seen a world of change in my life since we started therapy 90 days ago. I really can feel that he cares about me, and he's invested in seeing me succeed.

Written by R.E. on Aug 05, 2021 after therapy with Zalman for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Zalman is a very soft natured and caring counsellor. He offers a great listening ear and has expertise in offering therapy regarding inner-child work. He has helped me to discover the deeper reasons for my behaviours and emotions. Thankyou Zalman

Written by T.H. on Aug 04, 2021 after therapy with Zalman for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Zalman’s been super instrumental in helping me rewire my thoughts, figure out my deep issues that i never spent time to think about, and made me realize everything we feel has a reason to it. I also never realized the importance of truly feeling my feelings and validating myself. I’m so grateful for what ive learnt, and am in a much better headspace now than when I first started.

Written by A.N. on Jul 29, 2021 after therapy with Zalman for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Have had sessions with Zalman for around 7 weeks and he has been super supportive, listens attentively and grasps what I'm saying even when I feel like I'm rambling. He repeats concepts which is very useful for emphasis, and has a very balanced viewpoint which highlights when I have black and white thinking. Only negative I can think of is that I wish my sessions were longer!

Written by G.I. on Jul 27, 2021 after therapy with Zalman for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and

Hes great with every aspect of what hia joh intales. Even if its hard for me to swallow the truth, he does it in a way of teaching, and from a place of experience.

Written by W.I. on Jul 27, 2021 after therapy with Zalman for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Zalman Nelson has been very patient, responsive and understanding. He's an excellent listener and is able to contribute practices and ideas that are productive to me and my wellbeing, and is able to explain them in ways that can relate to me.

Written by L.I. on Jul 27, 2021 after therapy with Zalman for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, anger management, and coping with life changes

Zalman is patient, compassionate and understanding of my needs. He is incredibly knowledgeable and gave me realistic goals and strategies to help heal my traumas. I would highly recommend Zalman for anyone who needs someone who truly understands and is willing to listen.

Written by W.E. on Jul 23, 2021 after therapy with Zalman for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Zalman is very accessible, knowledgeable, professional and able to pull out key points to focus on, even through my occasional rambling when I feel like I’m spiraling.
I feel focused and have an action plan following communication with him which allows me to feel a sense of calmness and empowerment.
I have had Ah Ha moments in video chats with him that allowed me to change perspective on seemingly negative situations, it was so refreshing and helped me so much!

Written by T.E. on Jul 18, 2021 after therapy with Zalman for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, anger management, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Zalman Nelson is i think well versed in his field. And he doesnt put pressure. He probes well.

Written by T.H. on Jul 13, 2021 after therapy with Zalman for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

A great person before being a great counselor, he listens carefully, sees your reality then gives a very satisfying feedback!

Written by A.N. on Jul 09, 2021 after therapy with Zalman for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Extremely understanding. Very professional

Written by M.A. on Jun 24, 2021 after therapy with Zalman for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue

I've only just recently had my first call session with Zalman but I can confidently say that I am happy with the results thus far. He listens well and provides extremely useful feedback. He's very available in terms of messages on Better Help and I'm glad to have met him.

Written by N.E. on Jun 21, 2021 after therapy with Zalman for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

always thoughtful and knows what to say.

Written by F.S. on Jun 21, 2021 after therapy with Zalman for 3 weeks

Excellent service!

Written by M.A. on Jun 17, 2021 after therapy with Zalman for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, and relationship issues

Zalman is very wise knowledgeable man his advice is priceless

Written by D.A. on Jun 05, 2021 after therapy with Zalman for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Zalman is a great therapist and always listens and offers good advice. Also checks in to make sure I'm okay which brightens up my day even if I have nothing to say.