Dena Nelson MA, LMFT

Dena Nelson MA, LMFT

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapy
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - 52550
Secondary Credential: MFT - 52550
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 29496

My humanistic approach is based on my belief that everyone is capable of change. My work includes helping you increase/ enhance your belief in yourself, and to recognize your choices and become aware of your own abilities and strengths. I encourage you to draw on your existing coping skills, develop new coping skills as needed and know that you can achieve the changes or get through changes that you are struggling with,

I see my role as your coach and partner walking side by side with you as you take your journey through life' s challenges.

I utilize a mind/body, cognitive/behavioral, and existential approach to work with many issues, using relaxation and mediation, stress reduction, communication exercises and (EMDR) eye movement desensitization and reprocessing to process trauma and other disturbing events.

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a practice in Temecula who enjoys working with adults and couples. I am certified in EMDR therapy.

Email or Call Dena Nelson MA, LMFT at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 29496

More Info About My Practice

My fee for a 50 minute session is $125.00 due at the time of service. I am currently not on any insurance panels but will be happy to give you a receipt so that you can submit it to your insurance company for possible reimbursement for out of network payment.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I have had 8 years experience working with trauma and dysfunctional family environments involving abuse/neglect. I

Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Parenting
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions

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