Laurie Nelson – MSW, LICSW
Mental Health Professional
Whether seeing clients individually, as couples, or as families, Laurie believes in taking a family systems perspective. She works collaboratively with clients to define pragmatic goals, listens empathetically, and draws from an eclectic range of therapeutic ideas, including Adlerian play therapy, structural family therapy, strategic family therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and narrative therapy.
Laurie is comfortable working with clients struggling with self-esteem, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and recovery from trauma or abuse. With children, Laurie also works with behavioral concerns, parent-child relationships, and adjustment concerns.
Laurie received her undergraduate degree from Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, and her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Iowa. She has additional training in Adlerian play therapy, family systems theory, Attachment BioBehavioral Catch-Up (ABC) therapy, and Circle of Security. Laurie has extensive experience in working in in-home settings with families experiencing issues of abuse and neglect. She has provided in-school services for children and families struggling with behavioral issues, anxiety and depression, and adjustment concerns. Laurie has also provided outpatient services, working with children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples. Laurie has a strong belief in the healing powers that we all possess inside of us. She is passionate about guiding and witnessing clients access those healing powers.
- MSW - University of Iowa
- B.A. - Wartburg College
- Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
- St. David's Center for Child & Family Development
- David Hoy & Associates
- River City Clinic
- Vera French Community Mental Health Center
- Family Resources, Inc.