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Nice to meet you, I’m Angelica.

I am a Qualified Mental Health Professional in the State of Oregon and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor Registrant. I earned a Master of Counseling degree with a dual specialization in Marriage and Family Counseling and Professional Clinical Counseling from Saint Mary’s College of California. I also completed further education in the Drug and Alcohol program through The University of California, Berkeley Extension Program.


My approach with clients emphasizes building a therapeutic relationship through radical genuineness and unconditional positive regard. I believe that building rapport and promoting change requires the ability to be fully interchangeable first.

I have 8 years of experience working in residential settings with adults who struggle with severe and persistent mental illness. I am also Gottman Level 1 Certified to work with couples. I utilize Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Somatic Experiencing, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR),  and Motivational Interviewing (MI) to support my clients to make the changes they seek and improve their overall sense of well-being.

Angelica Nelson, MA, LPC-A, CADC

Some fun things about me:​

  • Movie(s) I love: Why Him?, Love Actually, Nightmare Before Christmas

  • Favorite food to eat out: Mexican food

  • Favorite food to cook: I love to cook! Korean Beef Bowls, Soups, Tacos... just to name a few

  • Favorite thing to do in Bend: Exploring new restaurants or food trucks

  • Hobby(ies): Cooking, baking, hiking, exploring with my family and dog

  • Dream destination: I'd love to travel to Scotland and/or Norway one day.

  • Favorite quote or personal motto: Always be a little kinder than necessary.

  • Favorite weekend destination: I don't know if I have a favorite. I love going to new places I haven't visited before. My family and I got to Seaside, OR a lot, too.

  • Three words that describe me: Compassionate, insightful, resilient

  • Number one bucket list item: Travel (anywhere and everywhere)

  • On a day with no obligations, I will be: Binge watching a Netflix show

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We’re ready when you are.

Contact us today and let’s get to work.

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