Verna Nelson, MFT

Verna Nelson, MFT

Professions: Counselling, Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - MFC#42077
1-800-651-8085 ext. 01641
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Office 1
800 Pollard Road
Suite B-207
Los Gatos, California 95032
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***I work with individuals and couples who are locked in repetitive emotional cycles that are difficult to understand and difficult to break out of. I will help you express the underlying longings and needs you have for more intimacy and closeness with others. ** I provide a positive, mindful, solution oriented environment where you can explore and manage the stress that comes with living a real life. Your stress may be triggered by overwork, job loss, relationship issues or by more positive things like getting married or having a child. We will work together so you can develop new insights, learn to relax more and create a balanced outlook. ***You can learn to communicate more effectively, to pursue the life you want to live, to increase your tolerance for change, and to accept the things that can't be changed. I will give you a place to practice new skills in session, including practicing acceptance of yourself, other people and our human condition. ***I support women and men who want to develop better relationships with the important people in their lives. You can use me as a sounding board to find out what's going wrong and how to be more connected with others.***I offer Pre-marital Counseling for couples who are getting married for the 1st, the 2nd or the 3rd time and want to learn from the mistakes of a prior relationship. You can use this time to learn new skills and become more open with your partner so you can both make this relationship a success. We can work on improving communication at the emotional as well as the practical level.

Email or Call Verna Nelson, MFT at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 01641

More Info About My Practice

***When you are dealing with personal, relationship or career upheavals it helps to have someone to talk with who isn't a friend or family member. Therapy allows you to really get to know how you feel and what You want, without worrying about the other person's needs or opinion of you. ***If you are willing to work at making changes in your approach to life, you can feel happier, more connected and more successful. ***Call now for a free phone consultation. My normal fee is $110 for a 60 minute session for individuals or couples and longer sessions are available!!! Special rates are available for Pre-marital counseling (6 sessions for $550) or sessions that start before 4:00 pm.

Services I Provide

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

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Individual adults and couples, Chronic worriers, Career or Job seekers, Couples getting married for the 2nd or 3rd times, Women with sexual issues, Pre-orgasmic women, People grappling with Mid-life or Retirement possibilities, Elders and Elder Caretakers

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emptiness
  • Family Problems
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Panic
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Anger Management
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Client-Directed Outcome-Informed Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Self Acceptance Training
  • Solution Focused Therapy

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