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Judith Lites Nelson

Judith Lites Nelson


15 years of experience

Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and clinical counselor educator (EdD). My experience has been trauma-focused with emphasis on the experiences of those who have survived group-focused negative experiences. Resilience is the hallmark of those who are survivors of interpersonal challenges and, with a strength-based focus, we will work together to reinforce your unique, perhaps forgotten, talents and abilities.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

The goal of our first session will be to explore motivation, identify challenges, and set initial goals that will indicate when success has been achieved. From a solution-focused perspective, quantifying the scope and impact of a presenting concern helps to develop realistic goals that can be accomplished.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

As a provider, my greatest strength is a deep belief in the power of clients to change. A believer in mantras and self-talk, I encourage clients to release what hurt them in the past but hold fiercely to the lesson the experience contains.

About Judith Lites Nelson

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My treatment methods

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

Through the lens of integrative theoretical models, the impact of membership in groups that experience societal stressors, marginalization, or interpersonal trauma informs consideration of subjective experiences, and resilience, and focuses on strength development.


. . . involves deep, open, honest exploration of race, racism, privilege, and oppression and how navigating and responding to a system of unequal access and unearned privilege can appear to be a mental and/or behavioral health issue.

Solution Focused Brief Treatment

The answers to one's problems lie within the person. Exploration of how problems have been resolved in the past as an indication of strengths that can be leveraged in the present is the focus of this approach.

Acceptance and commitment (ACT)

Question: How many clinicians does it take to change a light bulb? Answer: It doesn't matter how many if the light bulb doesn't want to change! Humor and realistic decisions to make change are the start of successfully confronting problems. Making change "head first" is the approach to a better quality of life and positive change.