Kimberly  Nelson

Kimberly Nelson

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Registered Yoga Teacher, RYT Master of Science, MS Licensed Psychologist, LP PhD
Texas Accepting Online
Austin Accepting In-person
Updated March 16, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Couples counseling
  • Life transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-esteem
  • College & graduate student mental health

Professional statement

Dr. Kimberly Nelson, is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a private practice in Austin, Texas and works with couples and adults. Many of Dr. Nelson’s clients present with feelings of stress, anxiety, uncertainty, and depression and are tired of the impact it has taken on their personal and professional relationships. She helps clients address life transitions, relationship issues, work/life balance concerns and feeling stuck and uninspired in daily routines. In addition, Dr. Nelson also pays close attention to the toll the Covid-19 pandemic may have on client's lives.

Dr. Nelson believes the therapeutic relationship is foundation for any change and fosters respectful and collaborative relationships with her clients. Her approach is holistic, using mindfulness and your strengths to help you achieve your goals. Your concerns, experiences, personal history, and expertise will inform your work together. She helps clients understand the connection between their emotional and physical health and utilizes practical strategies, with an emphasis on relaxation, mindfulness and meditation practices, to help clients feel better in the here and now.

Kimberly’s goal is to provide a safe, non-judgmental, nurturing environment to position clients as the experts on where they are now, and where they want to go, so they can examine and challenge their concerns. She offers face to face sessions as well as the convenience of remote sessions to make therapy easily accessible.

Message to clients

Welcome to Holistic Counseling and Wellness. We all have those times in life when something doesn’t feel “right”. We find ourselves short tempered, easily frustrated, anxious, worried, or not feeling like ourselves and enjoying things like we used to. It happens to us individually, and certainly in our relationships. My goal in our work together is to provide a safe, respectful, nurturing environment to help you examine and challenge your concerns. My approach is focused on your wellness using your strengths as we address your concerns, so you can get back to enjoying all that life has to offer.

My work with individuals and couples typically starts with a few weeks of weekly sessions as we get to know one another and focus on your concerns. As you experience improvement, our sessions will become every two to three weeks and then as needed. I have clients I have worked with for years who call as needed for a session or two when life throws them a new curve ball. I truly believe in the benefit of a supportive therapeutic relationship during life’s challenging times, and it would be an honor to help you through your concerns. Please take some time to explore my site and don’t hesitate to call for a free phone consult.


Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Kimberly Nelson is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (60min)
  • Initial session: $175 (75min)
  • Couples sessions: $250 (90min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Venmo
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • As needed
Therapist's note

I am an out of network provider and request payment at the time of service. If you have mental health insurance benefits a receipt will be provided so you can submit the expense of an out of network provider.


Online Sessions (Texas)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
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Austin practice
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
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Work and Education

Holistic Counseling & Wellness, Private Practice, Professional Counselor , 2017 - Present
Walden Univiersity , Core Faculty Clinical Mental Health Counseling , 2012 - Present
Capella University , Core Faculty Counseling , 2003 - 2012
New Beginnings Counseling , Private Practice, Professional Counselor , 2008 - 2011
Calgary Board of Education , Psychologist , 2001 - 2003

University of Northern Colorado, Ph.D. Counselor Education and Supervision , 2001
Eastern Washington University , MS Psychology , 1995
Minot State University , BA Psychology , 1993


Texas: 76851

North Dakota: 608-7-15-08