Jake Nelson, PhD
Therapist & Postdoctoral Resident
Jake Nelson has a PhD in clinical psychology and is a Postdoctoral Resident at The Nest Clinic. His clinical practice has focused on treating individuals and couples struggling with mood, anxiety, impulse-control, addiction, and trauma-related disorders.
Depending on the client and their specific goals, he utilizes Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral, humanistic, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and narrative therapy modalities. Jake views therapy as a collaborative process and believes that the modalities used should be discussed and agreed upon during the first several sessions.
He has experience working with a wide range of clients who are challenged with addiction-related concerns and co-occurring mood, anxiety, and trauma-related disorders. He trained in the mental health department at Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation for three years and is passionate about helping those struggling with addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders.
Additionally, one of Jake’s areas of specialization is in working with transgender and non-binary clients. Most of his research in graduate school focused on trans and non-binary individuals, and he has presented many guest lectures pertaining to therapy with trans and non-binary clients in various settings. He also has extensive experience working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, and asexual individuals.
• PhD, Clinical Psychology, Palo Alto University
• MS, Psychology, Palo Alto University