Sam Nelson, MS

I believe creating a compassionate and comfortable environment is essential for quality therapy and I am committed to providing such a space for all my clients. Life provides plenty of challenges and I am here to help you navigate through the storm. Whether you are struggling with feeling sad and tired, distracted and listless or stressed and worried I am honored to work with you.

I completed my bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and I earned my master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at St. Cloud State University. I had the opportunity to complete two internships during my time in graduate school. During my first internship I provided in-home therapy to children and their families in the Twin Cities. During my second internship I facilitated group therapy, provided individual skills sessions and assisted with psychological assessments with juveniles and adults in an outpatient setting. 

After graduate school I worked for a nonprofit company providing school-based counseling services for students from kindergarten through 12th grade. I have helped people with mood and anxiety disorders, trauma, ADHD and Autism. I have experience working with diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds as well as individuals identifying as part of the LGBTQIA+ community.

Outside of work I can usually be found at the gym, on the golf course or playing with my mischievous cat. I love listening to music, playing my guitar and going to concerts. I’m also a big fan of all things related to Star Wars, Marvel and DC.

Whoever you are, I hope to make you feel welcome, understood and comfortable to express yourself freely. I am so happy you are making the choice to rise and face whatever challenges life has thrown your way. I look forward to working together towards a healthier you.

Sam Nelson | Email sam@emergetherapy.com | Call 612-825-4792