Nicole Nelson (she/her)

LPC-MHSP (temp)
Accepting Clients

You've left or stepped back from the spiritual community that was once a massive part of your life. Now what?

Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate in Nashville, TN
Supervised by Jen Biddle, LPC-MHSP

About My Clients

Everyone's deconstruction and healing is unique. Maybe you can confidently use words like trauma and abuse. Maybe you know you're feeling hurt but don't necessarily believe anyone harmed you. Maybe your view of what happened changes day to day. If you find yourself struggling with, "I don't even know who I am anymore," or, "I missed out on so much," or, "Why do I keep going back to old ways of thinking," you aren't alone.

My Background and Approach

I help individual clients navigate Religious Deconstruction and heal from Religious Trauma and Purity Culture by replacing shaming thoughts with curiosity, reclaiming autonomy and power, and honoring the body's ability to hold trauma and stress. From a trauma-informed somatic approach, we can access your body's natural ability to regulate and heal. You can learn how to maintain relationships with loved ones while exploring your newfound freedom. You can disentangle your unique spirituality from high-control religion. You can discover your sexuality after Purity Culture. You can feel safe again after being conditioned to fear the unknown. Deconstruction is lonely, but it doesn't have to stay that way.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Words can't describe the hidden pain and isolation of fearing your own mind and/or body. Growing up in a high-control religious community, I was taught to fear everything about my human experience and to condemn everything that made me who I was. This grew into debilitating OCD, anxiety, self-harm, and depression, as well as a total disconnect from my mind and body. I remember thinking I wouldn't wish what I was experiencing on my worst enemy. After receiving exceptional mental health care, I celebrate remission from my symptoms every day. Through my own healing, I've found my life's purpose in helping others fight similar battles. While every client I sit with has a vastly different story, my purpose is grounded in the life-changing power I've witnessed in therapy, both as the client and the therapist.

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 3 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $140 - 155/session


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2822 Erica Pl.
Nashville, TN 37204

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