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Jewel Nelson, LMFT

Jewel Nelson, LMFT


Licensed in CT #2341
Insurances Accepted: Aetna, Cigna/Evernorth
My philosophy centers on the belief that each person possesses an intrinsic self with the necessary tools for success in life.

My Therapy Style

I focus on establishing relationships that meet individuals exactly where they are. Utilizing these connections, I delve beneath the surface to uncover and address underlying issues rather than merely treating symptoms. Employing elements from multiple theoretical approaches, I impart teachings on the functionality of every behavior. My philosophy centers on the belief that each person possesses an intrinsic self with the necessary tools for success in life. However, amidst life's challenges, difficulties, and transitions, I recognize that individuals may momentarily forget their strengths.

Education & Training

MS - Marriage and Family Therapy, Central Connecticut State University

Get to Know Me

Why did you become a mental health professional?

I chose to pursue a career in mental health based on my personal life journey, driven by a desire to support others facing challenging situations. Recalling significant individuals in my own life who turned difficult circumstances into opportunities for growth, I aim to guide and assist others on their path to resilience.

What are your interests outside of work?

Outside of my professional life, I find joy in outdoor activities and creating lasting memories with my family. Whether it's engaging in sports, taking leisurely walks, enjoying beach swims, savoring delicious meals, or exploring new destinations through travel, I embrace a variety of experiences and cherish the adventure each brings.

What is one thing you do daily that supports your well-being?

A daily practice that enhances my mental and emotional well-being is prayer. It serves as a grounding ritual, providing a sacred space where I can express vulnerability and authenticity, while also deriving strength and resilience for the challenges of the day.

What book have you read more than once?

I've revisited two books multiple times: The Bible and The Four Agreements. Both have played a significant role in positively shaping my life, offering valuable guidance, and steering me toward personal growth and becoming a better individual.

Favorite organization/non-profit?

World-Wide Lighthouse Missions Inc. holds a special place in my heart as one of my favorite organizations. I've been dedicated to volunteering with them since childhood. What draws me to this organization is its unwavering passion for assisting those in need globally. The sense of family they create and their role as a beacon of light make my involvement with them truly fulfilling.

How do you recharge?

To rejuvenate, I carve out moments of quietness, immersing myself in the soothing sounds of nature—the birds' melodies, and the gentle rustle of the wind. Whether through journaling or by sitting on the beach, listening to the rhythmic ocean waves, I'm reminded that whatever challenges I face are just a small part of something much greater. It's a grounding practice that brings a sense of perspective and calm to my life.

Do you have any pets?

I have two Mini Goldendoodles named Riley and Rocket!