Alice Nelson, MS, LMFT

Alice Nelson bio 2Alice Nelson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of Oregon. Alice approaches therapy with a genuine and creative style; she utilizes both a collaborative process and evidence-based research to help empower her clients. Alice enjoys working on a variety of complex topics (e.g. trauma, anxiety, depression, relational issues) with individuals, couples, and families. Alice primarily works with clients ages 8 and up. Within her role as a therapist, Alice views herself as a knowledgeable hiking companion who deeply cares about her client’s well being, and not simply as a guide dictating the path of personal healing. Alice is certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), in Tier 1 of Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS), and as an ACORN effective therapist based on analysis of therapy outcome data.

Previously, Alice worked as an Intensive Community Based Child and Family Therapist with Albertina Kerr, as a Child and Family Therapist within a Juvenile Justice Center’s locked-down residential program, and has experience both in hospital and community outpatient settings. Prior to becoming a therapist, Alice worked for about 5 years as a lead researcher on NIH/NIMH funded public health and program evaluation grants; this research resulted in authorship on peer-reviewed publications, as well as presentations at national and international conferences. Alice earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Spanish at SUNY Geneseo in NY, and completed her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at the University of Rochester’s School of Medicine and Dentistry.

When not working, Alice is usually either doing something active (e.g. hiking, backpacking, running, biking, bouldering, traveling) or creative (e.g. writing, improv, playing guitar, singing, dancing, doodling).