Kelly Nelson, LMSW

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About Me

Kelly is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW).  She specializes in working with pre-teens, adolescents, adults, and families struggling with complex trauma. She works primarily with adolescents coping with trauma, depression, anxiety, suicidal ideations, self-harm, eating disorders, psychosis, ADD, substance abuse, mood disorders, attachment, personality disorders and grief. She is passionate about her work as a therapist and seeks to provide a non-judgmental space to ensure that clients feel safe to fully express themselves. She utilizes a holistic and eclectic approach that includes a combination of modalities, such as psychodynamic, attachment theory, family systems, narrative therapy, mindfulness, CBT and DBT in order to best address the unique needs of each individual. 

Kelly is a graduate of Auburn University where she earned her Bachelor degree in Psychology in 2011. She then graduated from Simmons University in 2018 with a Masters in Clinical Social Work and certification in trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT). During her internship she gained experience working in acute hospital settings at Memorial Hermann where she provided psychoeducation, intervention and referrals to underserved populations incurring various traumas, such as human trafficking, death/loss, sexual abuse and substance abuse.  As an intern at Jewish Family Services she gained clinical experience facilitating group therapy and provided individual therapy to clients of various cultures and economic backgrounds. 

As an LMSW she has worked in acute mental health, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient settings to provide therapy for various mental health and behavioral issues. She also has experience providing case management and working with multidisciplinary teams to provide effective treatment, and recommendations for community resources. She has an interest in learning more towards working with younger children and looks forward to pursuing training in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), as well as Reiki energy healing.

In her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing with her dog, traveling, participating in outdoor activities, meditation and yoga.

Education:

2011, Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and minor in Criminal Justice, Auburn University 

2018, Master of Science Degree in Clinical Social Work, Simmons University

Additional Training and Certifications:

Licensed Master Social Worker, 2018

TF-CBT Trained, Simmons University 2018

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy 

Complex Trauma 

Eating Disorders 

Professional Activities and Memberships:

NASW Member