Janet Nelson (she/her)

Accepting Clients

Engaging in therapy is a courageous act of hope. Some part of you, no matter how small, believes that life can be better.

Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Tacoma, WA

About My Clients

The confusion or pain has just become too much. You’re making the decision to reach out for help, with the hope that life can be different. I believe this hope is a powerful force for transformation. Together we can discover a life filled with more joy, clarity, meaning, and resilience. You want to know that you can break free from the grip of anxiety, sadness, or past trauma. You want to flourish in your relationship with yourself and the people in your life. *IN PERSON AND VIRTUAL SESSIONS.*

My Background and Approach

I believe that the driving force in our human lives is toward relationships and the source of much of our grief and shame are feelings of isolation and loneliness. Accordingly, my approach to psychotherapy is predominantly relational. This approach holds that the way we function in the world is shaped by past experiences of relationship, which at times have been destructive, painful, or negligent. Our best attempts to deal with past hurtful experiences may result in unhealthy, constricted, or detrimental ways of relating. My goal in therapy is to help you grow in the understanding of your story and the ways in which it impacts your life today. We will explore themes and patterns which prevent you from living the life you desire, and work together toward developing healthier, more life giving ways of relating. If you are seeing me for couples therapy, we will explore the painful patterns in your relationship and work toward increased empathy, connection, and true intimacy.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

My aim as a therapist is to engage each individual person with respect, compassion, and curiosity. We are all shaped by unique, mysterious, powerful life experiences. I am aware that many people's experiences have been traumatizing or have left them feeling marginalized and othered. I strive to approach each person's story with deep attention and honor. The relationship between the therapist and client is a unique, professional, yet profoundly connected and personal one. I believe that the relationship that we build together holds the potential to bring about healing, wholeness, and transformation. I am acutely aware of your need to be seen, heard, and supported. The time that we spend together in therapy is your time. During the therapeutic hour, I am there for you, as a non-judgmental collaborator.

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 8 years of practice
  • Rate: $150 - 175/session


253-299-4560 Email Janet
711 St. Helens Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402

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