My name is Katrina Nelson, and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in Utah, as well as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Associate in Texas. I hold a master's degree in marriage and family therapy from Brigham Young University. Throughout my practice, I have worked extensively with individuals and couples dealing with various challenges, including issues related to sexual desire, arousal, orgasm, pain, sexual trauma, and out-of-control sexual behavior or addiction. Additionally, I have significant experience addressing concerns such as anxiety, depression, trauma, betrayal, communication difficulties, perfectionism, family of origin issues, and attachment.
In my therapeutic work, I draw upon various approaches based on the unique needs of each client. I have received specialized training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (a research-backed couple's therapy approach) and Lifespan Integration (a trauma therapy modality). I also incorporate Internal Family Systems (IFS), solution-focused therapy, the Sexual Attentiveness and Accountability Model (SAAM), and mindfulness-based interventions.
I strongly believe in the importance of recognizing each client's uniqueness and tailoring therapy to their specific needs and strengths. Research consistently shows that a strong therapeutic relationship is the most crucial factor in successful therapy outcomes. Therefore, I prioritize active listening, being fully present, and fostering a sense of connection with my clients.
One of the most fulfilling aspects of being a therapist is witnessing clients as they embark on new experiences that shift their self-perception and transform their relationships. I firmly believe in the power of acceptance for life's difficulties, and I also hold the belief that healing and connection can lead to thriving and joy. Through teletherapy, I am able to serve clients located in both Utah and Texas.
Individual Sessions $140
Payment Options: Self-pay, Bishop Pay, Insurance
Specialties and Expertise
1. Faith Journeys, Transitions, Crises
2. Anxiety and depression
3. Trauma and overwhelm
I specialize in working with adults who are feeling stuck and are ready to delve into the root of their issues by exploring new approaches. I find great value in utilizing experiential techniques and mindfulness to facilitate personal growth. Additionally, I take a holistic approach to mental health, considering factors such as physical well-being, social connections, and spending time in nature that can impact overall well-being. I believe that many of our challenging habits are actually adaptive coping mechanisms, which may require compassionate updating and redirection.
A significant portion of my client base consists of individuals who belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. These clients appreciate having a therapist who understands their belief system and values. I provide a safe and understanding space for clients who may be grappling with their faith, navigating a faith journey, or experiencing a transition without judgment. I am familiar with the nuances of the church context and understand the complexities of both remaining within or leaving the church community.
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Online in Texas
Online in Utah
Individuals and Couples