CATE NELSON, MFT
|Professions: Marriage & Family Therapy|
|License Status: I'm a licensed professional.|
|Primary Credential: Marriage and Family Therapist|
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People often ask me to give them "tools" to solve problems in their lives. My answer to that is: I help people to develop unique emotional skills, suited to their own strengths and capacities. People in therapy with me often learn their own way of achieving an observing distance from their thoughts and feelings. They often learn to self-regulate strong emotional states, and make reasoned choices instead of simply reacting and then acting on a situation. They may learn about boundaries, both emotional and physical. They may learn about what they are not thinking and feeling. For example, if I sense that grief and mourning are absent when there has been a loss, I will bring that fact into the therapeutic conversation. And lastly people can learn, based on the therapeutic interaction in the present moment, how they interact with people, why, and how they may want to act differently. From new perspectives come new behaviors and changed lives. Change comes from an in-depth understanding, over time, with a helpful, safe, observing and listening therapist. People thrive when they feel understood and respected in a private space.
Email or Call CATE NELSON, MFT at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 29989
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
My practice consists of four main patient groups. I see people with eating disorders, from anorexia to bulimia, compulsive eating, compulsive exercising and body image issues. I work with physicians, psychiatrists, and nutritionists to comprise an outpatient treatment team and provide comprehensive care. I work with individual adults and adolescents and I run small eating disorder groups. I also see people who have experienced early trauma, from accidental events and/or emotional, physical and sexual abuse. These traumas often manifest as chronic depression, chronic anxiety and relationship difficulties, at work and in personal life. I see college students for work stress and relationship issues. Sometimes there is a gap between their intellectual capacities and their emotional development. They may develop a dependence on social media, as a substitute for a more full-bodied support system. And I see the elderly and their caregivers. I have a special interest in old age as a developmental phase of life.
Services I Provide
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
- Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
Ages I Work With
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