Jennifer Neilson, MA, LPCC, NCC
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in Monterey, CA
Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC)
Tele-health sessions available
to help support YOU
during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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
“Changing the memories that form the way we see ourselves also changes the way we view others. Therefore, our relationships, job performance, what we are willing to do or are able to resist, all move in a positive direction.”
—Francine Shapiro, founder of EMDR
Uncover Your Potential
Our thoughts, feelings, and environment
help shape who we are and
how we see the world.
Change our thoughts and
we can change our 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?
Do you struggle to make sense of what you are going through? Are you experiencing stress, anxiety, and/or depression? Are your emotions overwhelming?
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 passions–education, traveling, and scuba diving.
Before becoming a therapist, I was a teacher in California as well as overseas. The more I’ve traveled and met people from diverse backgrounds, I’ve come to believe that we are all more alike than different and our thoughts, feelings, environment, and values help shape who we think we are and how we see the world and respond to others.
I provide trauma-focused, person-centered psychotherapy. I utilize an eclectic blend of modalities, such as Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Ego State Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), and Narrative Therapy to create an individualized healing plan for you.
I offer in-person and online teletherapy 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 hearing from 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 therapy.
Mindfulness for anxiety, stress, 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 is a therapeutic approach resulting in the rapid relief of emotional distress linked to disturbing memories of past events. A negative reaction to a situation in the present can often be traced to an earlier event and these similar events become connected in one’s unconscious mind. EMDR helps us uncover and heal the stuck parts.
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 crisis, call the toll-free National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All calls are confidential. http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
If you are experiencing a psychiatric emergency, call 911 or go to your nearest hospital.
Insurance: I am an in-network provider for Monterey Bay Independent Physicians Association (MBIPA) Coastal, United HealthCare, and California Victims of Crime (CalVCB). If I do not take your insurance, I can provide you with a “superbill” to submit to your insurance provider for out-of-network 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)
Jennifer Neilson is listed at www.AllTherapist.com
“I do my thing and you do your thing.
I am not in this world to live up to your expectations,
And you are not in this world to live up to mine.
You are you, and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, it’s beautiful.
If not, it can’t be helped.”
-Fritz Perls, 1969