Kathleen Nelson, LMSW-Clinical & Macro, ACSW, GC-C
“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.”
I bring a unique, personal, yet professional, experience to my work with clients. I have been through the emotional difficulties and fears; I have been the caregiver for aging, dying parents; I have experienced the struggles of having a family member caught in addiction.
I believe each of us has the strength to move beyond what is holding us back, but sometimes a little support and guidance is needed. I am here to support, guide, help my clients find their path and direction. I help people in transitions to restore their sense of calm, purpose and control using a holistic approach. Focus is on restoring a balanced and positive mood and overall well being. (See my page on Holistic Therapy for more info. Together we will help you develop the skills needed to take control of what you can control and let go of what you can’t.
My approach is focused on where the client is and where they want to go; it is collaborative and incorporates family systems, cognitive-behavioral, problem-solving strategies, and the integration of the mind-body-soul. Using my personal experience and training to help me understand where you are. I work with clients in the traditional face-to-face office setting but I also have appointments using HIPAA compliant telehealth. Additionally, I hold sessions outside with Walk & Talk therapy. My goal as your therapist is to work with you to establish a relationship built on trust and safety. I blend my approach techniques for each client in a way that will best address their needs.
Having graduated from the University of Michigan, I have over 27 years in the clinical field working with children, individuals, families, and supervising new social workers.
License & Certification:
Licensed by the State of Michigan as a clinical and macro social worker since 1995
Academy of Certified Social Workers since 2012
Certified Grief Counselor through The American Academy of Grief Counseling
Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional through Evergreen Certifications
Certified Clinical Telemental Health Provider through Evergreen Certifications