Dr. Brittany Nelson earned her PsyD in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in the Summer of 2018. Prior to her graduate education, Dr. Nelson earned her B.S. in Psychology from Loyola University Chicago. Dr. Nelson has five years of clinical experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings, including private practice, community mental health, nonprofit community agencies, and inpatient psychiatric hospitalization. She also has spent time volunteering in a domestic violence shelter, providing advocacy for sexual assault survivors, and providing sex education in high schools. Dr. Nelson believes in creating a safe, nonjudgmental environment in which she and the client work together to form therapeutic change. She values the use of humor and individual strengths in developing a working relationship with the goal of creating strength and empowerment within the client.
Dr. Nelson has an extensive background working with children, adolescents, adults, families, and groups in a variety of areas such as trauma, physical, mental, and sexual abuse, domestic violence, depression, anxiety, behavioral issues, issues with self-esteem, eating disorders, parenting, attachment issues, personality disorders, and sexual health. Dr. Nelson primarily uses interpersonal psychodynamic and strengths-based approaches adapted to the client’s needs, but also incorporates cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, and systems approaches with the goal of fostering change within the therapy room that can be easily translated into daily life.