Dr. Nelsen has a Doctorate and a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis on attachment and relationship dynamics. She also has a Bachelors degree in Human Sexuality & Psychology and a BFA in Studio Arts. She is a published author in the field of gender and sexuality and also contributes to various blogs. She is currently writing a self-help book to help couples have deeper sexual intimacy.
She is trained in Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT), Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy for Couples (AEDP), Sex Therapy, Somatics Experiencing (SE), Child Therapy, Art Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), EMDR, certified in Clinical Hypnotherapy and is working towards her certification in sex therapy through The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and California Institute of Integral Studies.
Areas of particular passion to Dr. Nelsen are all things related to healthy attachment relationships, parenting and pregnancy issues, LGBTQ issues, intimacy & sex, art therapy and helping survivors heal sexual trauma.
She is a registered psychological assistant employed by clinical psychologist, Dr. Miguel Hidalgo- Barnes, Psy.D (PSY: 24974).