Therapist Profile

Name:
Joanne Nelson, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
1693 Mission Drive #204 Solvang, CA 93463-2635
Phone:
(805) 598-2028
Website:
License Number
LMFT87974
Practicing Since:
2012
Additional Licenses:
IMF-74946

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
I am passionate about working with children, adolescents and couples that seek peace and healing while making positive life changes. I also enjoy helping blended families navigate the myriad of challenges to build a new sense of normal. My primary goal with children and adolescents is to assist them in reaching their full potential. As a private educator for many years, a parent and therapist, I know that life can be incredibly challenging at times for some adolescents and children. By providing warm, empathic therapy I assist in facilitating positive choices, while overcoming various life obstacles, to ultimately move forward to achieve all that is possible. I have helped children and adolescents who struggle with many issues including peer relations, family issues, grief, divorce, anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues and school challenges.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Thursday and Fridays from 9 am - 7 pm Saturdays by appointment
Services
Insurance
Other, Private Pay, Sliding Scale
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
Master's Degree, Clinical Psychology, Antioch University, March of 2012

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
ADHD-Attn Deficit Hyperactive Disorder
Adolescents
Anger Management
Anxiety
Children
Childhood Trauma
Communication Skills
Couples
Divorce/Dissolution
Individual
Parenting
Play Therapy
Pre-Marriage Counseling

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Family Systems
Certifications
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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