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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 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, QMHP, 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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