Kaitlyn Nelson (she/her)

LCSW 79401
Accepting Clients

I am a San Diego based licensed therapist & yoga teacher who is passionate about empowering others to find their inner peace & self-worth.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Carlsbad, CA

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Couples

About My Clients

Are you seeking ways to find inner peace, freedom, and confidence? Do you struggle with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, grief, or trauma? My focus is on healing, processing, and building resilience to help you feel more confident about your future. Mind-body methods can rapidly reduce stress and trauma while increasing calm and elevate physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. I currently offer Telehealth services for residents of California, with some in-person availability in Carlsbad, CA.

My Background and Approach

My style is warm, grounding, and collaborative and we will work together to develop a treatment plan to help you reach your goals. During your first session, I will aim to understand what you’re struggling with. I will likely inquire about some of your past (family history, traumatic experiences) and how your symptoms or feelings are manifesting today, and how long they have been showing up. Therapy involves your active participation and I may occasionally assign homework. I practice an integrative therapeutic approach, which allows me to choose the best treatment for your needs. Holistic psychotherapy is a body-centered approach to therapy that incorporates both traditional and non-traditional treatments to help the individual as a whole. I have advanced training in Emotional Freedom Tapping, Mindfulness-Based and Trauma-Informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and yoga. I often use skills from these models to create a personalized adaptive treatment plan for you.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe that you are your own healer, hero, and leader as Yung Pueblo writes. Many of the challenges we face as adults stem from learned behaviors and limiting beliefs we pick up on in childhood. I believe that loving yourself first is the cornerstone in building healthy and happy communities that thrive. I am a strong advocate for those in the LGBTQ+ community and tremendously believe in affirming care. I believe that we can revolutionize the traditional approaches to therapy by looking at the systems an individual is a part of and valuing an individual's culture and background. Committing to therapy and choosing the right therapist to share your story with is a big deal. Let me support you in using your voice by providing an empathetic, non-judgmental, and reflective listening ear. Visit my website at www.kaitlynnelsontherapy.com for more information and to book a free 15-minute consultation.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Optum
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 8 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $150 - 250/session


619-431-0802 Email Kaitlyn
2697 State Street
Carlsbad, CA 92008

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