Dr. Jennifer Nelson
Ph.D. & LMHC
Licensed Psychotherapist in the State of New York, based in Manhattan
I am passionate about what I do. As someone who can easily find compassion and empathy for others, I was naturally led to a profession that allows me to support and guide people through times of emotional healing and growth.
I have extensive experience and expertise in effectively working with individuals who experience eating disorders, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, body image issues, and interpersonal struggles. I utilize several therapeutic principles, including Mindfulness, CBT, DBT, ACT, and ERP. (Descriptions of each principle can be found here.)
I received my Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling and my Doctorate of Counseling Education and Supervision. In addition to my clinical work, I have conducted research on the relationship between intuitive eating behaviors and cultural identity. I am also a presenter for local and international conferences and an educator who has taught classes at universities and trained other therapists.
Authenticity, compassion, and empathy are the foundations of my approach to therapy. I look at the whole person, including biological, psychological, and social factors. This holistic view allows me to better understand an individual’s thought patterns, motivations, and behavior. I draw on ERP, CBT, DBT, ACT, and Mindfulness therapeutic interventions to help encourage insight and behavioral change.
Above all, my primary objective is to “work myself out of a job” by creating a collaborative and safe environment where I can assist clients in achieving their therapeutic goals and acquiring knowledge and skills that will support and sustain their wellness outside of a therapeutic setting.