Jennifer Neilson, MA, LPCC, NCC
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in Monterey, CA
Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC)
Your Journey Begins
We all have a story to tell.
I am here to listen to and help you make sense of yours.
I am here to help you live the life you love
and love the life you live.
Explore Your World
“We don’t see things as they are; we see them as we are.”
― Anaïs Nin
Change your thoughts and you can change your world.
Uncover Your Potential
Our thoughts, feelings, and environment
help shape who we are
and how we see the world.
Despite the trauma you may have
experienced and the uncertainty
you may be feeling,
you have inner resources
to help you heal and thrive.
Trauma does not define you.
Discover Your Strengths
Are you living the life you always imagined you would? Are you feeling fulfilled? Are your relationships with yourself and others healthy and meaningful?
Are you experiencing stress, anxiety, and/or depression?
Do you struggle to make sense of what you are going through?
It takes a lot of courage to reach out when you need some help, and I look forward to supporting you and working with you on this journey together.
I’m a licensed therapist in Monterey, California. I’m originally from the Northeast and moved to Monterey to follow my other passions–education, traveling, and scuba diving.
Before becoming a therapist, I was a teacher in California, Colombia, and Spain. I learned I love working with people to help them craft and make sense of their stories.
The more I’ve traveled and met people from diverse backgrounds, I’ve come to understand that we are all more alike than different and our environment helps shape who we are and how we see the world and respond to others.
I provide trauma-focused, person-centered psychotherapy and utilize an eclectic blend of modalities, such as Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, EMDR, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
I offer in-person and online therapy sessions for those unable to travel to Monterey.
Let’s work together. I love helping people make sense of their stories. I look forward to working with you.
Every person is unique and treatment is individualized to meet your needs and help you achieve your goals. Read below to learn more about my approach to therapjoy.
Mindfulness for anxiety and depression
Become more self-aware, learn to pause, and begin to respond to situations versus reacting.
EMDR for trauma
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy.
Explore Your Inner Resources
Despite the trauma you may have experienced and the anxiety you may be feeling, you have inner resources to help you manage stress and heal yourself.
If you are in a crisis or are experiencing a psychiatric emergency, call 911 or go to your nearest hospital.
Rates: $100 for 50-minute individual session, $125 for family session.
I do not take insurance, but I can provide you with a superbill to submit to your insurance provider for possible reimbursement; please check with your insurance provider for more information.
Jennifer Neilson, MA, LPCC, NCC
Board Licensed in California and Nationally Certified
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC #4998)
National Certified Counselor (NCC #719421)