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About Kathleen Nelson, LMSW, ACSW

“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.”

Bring back your control over your life

Meet Kathleen Nelson LMSW, Anxiety, Grief & EMDR therapist located in Ann Arbor, Michigan for in-person or online sessions. Also licensed in Ohio, Vermont, & Maine for on-line.

It's time to feel more comfortable with yourself & your life. Time to finally feel in control. Time to change what you don't like about you. 

I work with clients who are looking for...change.

  • You may know what to change but not how. 
  • You may not know what to change, but just know you're overwhelmed & not happy with the way you feel. 
  • You know you're looking for more control in your life, but the overthinking & self-doubt stop you from finding that control. 
  • Perhaps you've experienced a loss that has changed your world & left you with so many questions, not knowing what to do next.

I am here to help you through this.

We will look to see what you are struggling with & what change looks like to you. Then we will get busy to identify steps towards change.

I focus on the whole you.

It's not just your thoughts influencing your behaviors. It's also your memories, past beliefs about self, your assumptions, trauma experiences, & your lifestyle. 

We will explore it all but a little at a time. You will get homework (yes homework!) to help you practice action steps & to further explore you. We will go at your pace.

I am here to help you take back control in your life & make the changes you seek to make.

  • I will not tell you what you should do. We will explore helpful techniques & you can decide what feels & sounds right for you. I will support you in that choice & help you navigate or modify it.
  • I am not hesitant to share my personal experiences, my trauma, anxiety & losses. Yes, I've been there too & can understand some of your struggles.
  • Clients can sense that I am honest, direct & up-front with them. And yes, we do swear if that is what you are comfortable with!
  • Some sessions we will explore & process the struggles or wins of the past week. Other times we will delve deeper into your history or use EMDR to work through where you're stuck. 
  • I do not follow a precise, rigid protocol. Each client is different & I navigate forward based on your needs. You can be assured you will be seen, heard, supported & understood.

Education & Licensure

  • Master's in Social Work (MSW) emphasis on adoption/loss from the University of Michigan 1995
  • LMSW State of Michigan
  • LISW State of Ohio
  • LCSW State of Maine
  • LMSW-Telehealth State of Vermont

Training & Certifications

  • EMDR Training from EMDR Institute
  • EMDR Training for Grief from EMDR Institute
  • Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional Certification
  • Certified Grief Counselor
  • Holistic Therapy Certification

Previous Experience

  • Founder & Director of the adoption & foster care agency Hands Across The Water for 18 years

Ready to get started? Call or text now for a free 15 minute consultation or to schedule an appointment. Let's do this! Together. For Change.

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