Sarah Nelson

Sarah Nelson (she/her)

Clinical Psychologist

Ph.D.

My approach to therapy is rooted in warmth and connection and you: who you are, where you come from, and what is meaningful to you.

Client Status

accepting clients

Contact

503-433-3443

At a Glance

Me

Practicing Since: 2014

Languages: English

Services

  • Individual

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • PacificSource

My Ideal Client

I come to my work as a therapist holding tight to the knowledge that all people want to live meaningful lives with deep loving connection to others. Perhaps you are feeling a loss of meaning, a loss of connection, or are in the midst of a life transition and that has led you here. Whatever has led you to seek therapy, I am glad you are here and I welcome you as you are, as you were, and as you would like to be.

My Approach to Helping

I approach my work with a desire to connect and to understand, to hold hope, and to guide towards insight. I trained as a counseling psychologist at the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities and have been practicing at the pre- and then post-doctoral level since 2014. As a counseling psychologist I am trained to work with a wide variety of presenting concerns and within many modalities. My approach to therapy is rooted in warmth and connection and you: who you are, where you come from, and what is meaningful to you. Within this person-centered approach I bring attention to early attachment and current relationships through the lens of feminist liberation psychology. This lens means that I see your context on a historical, local, and cultural scale as inextricable from your current mental health. I specializing in perinatal mental health and reproductive mental health as well as life transitions.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • Pregnancy (Prenatal Mental Health) External link

    The seasons of pregnancy and parenthood are marked by huge and layered transitions and complex changes in identity. I offer inclusive, holistic, and holding therapy for individuals who are trying to get pregnant, are pregnant, have experienced pregnancy loss or fertility concerns or for those who are adjusting to parenthood or have parenting concerns. I have specialized training in life-span development, particularly in prenatal and postpartum counseling and in parenting.

  • Postpartum External link

    The seasons of pregnancy and parenthood are marked by huge and layered transitions and complex changes in identity. I offer inclusive, holistic, and holding therapy for individuals who are trying to get pregnant, are pregnant, have experienced pregnancy loss or fertility concerns or for those who are adjusting to parenthood or have parenting concerns. I have specialized training in life-span development, particularly in prenatal and postpartum counseling and in parenting.

  • Pregnancy (Prenatal Mental Health) External link

    The seasons of pregnancy and parenthood are marked by huge and layered transitions and complex changes in identity. I offer inclusive, holistic, and holding therapy for individuals who are trying to get pregnant, are pregnant, have experienced pregnancy loss or fertility concerns or for those who are adjusting to parenthood or have parenting concerns. I have specialized training in life-span development, particularly in prenatal and postpartum counseling and in parenting.

  • Parenting External link

    The seasons of pregnancy and parenthood are marked by huge and layered transitions and complex changes in identity. I offer inclusive, holistic, and holding therapy for individuals who are trying to get pregnant, are pregnant, have experienced pregnancy loss or fertility concerns or for those who are adjusting to parenthood or have parenting concerns. I have specialized training in life-span development, particularly in prenatal and postpartum counseling and in parenting.

  • Infertility External link

    The seasons of pregnancy and parenthood are marked by huge and layered transitions and complex changes in identity. I offer inclusive, holistic, and holding therapy for individuals who are trying to get pregnant, are pregnant, have experienced pregnancy loss or fertility concerns or for those who are adjusting to parenthood or have parenting concerns. I have specialized training in life-span development, particularly in prenatal and postpartum counseling and in parenting.

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