Kristin Nelson PsyD, LP

Kristin Nelson PsyD, LP

Psychologist Education

Pre-Doctoral Internship: Lakeview Specialty Hospital and Rehab, Waterford WI
Doctoral Training: Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University – Twin Cities
Master’s Degree: Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University – Twin Cities
Bachelor’s Degree: St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud MN
Licensure: Licensed Psychologist (LP) in Minnesota

Dr. Nelson is a Licensed Psychologist with a specialization in clinical psychology. She has over ten years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults who are struggling with a variety of mental health concerns and psychosocial stress. She values practicing within a multidisciplinary setting that emphasizes collaboration and a team-based approach to working with children and families.

Dr. Nelson’s outpatient clinical practice includes therapy services for children, adolescents, adults, and families for adjustment issues, anxiety, trauma, ADHD, executive functioning, as well as mood and behavioral disorders. She places an emphasis on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), which examines the connection between situations and an individual’s emotions, behaviors, physical cues, and thought patterns. She also has experience with trauma, working with individuals with traumatic experiences and training in trauma-focused CBT and accelerated resolution therapy (ART). She also utilizes various play-based approaches in her work with children and adolescents to emphasize playfulness, creativity, empathy, and engagement. Her beliefs about engaging family and school support in treatment allow youth to have a wide net of support.

Additionally, Dr. Nelson offers in-depth psychological assessments for executive functioning, mood and behavioral functioning, attention, and intellectual abilities.

In her free time, Dr. Nelson enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, reading, and spending time outdoors.

Special Clinical Interests
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Executive Functioning
  • Depression
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Trauma
  • Play therapy
  • Adoption
  • Parent coaching
  • Psychological testing
Additional Info
  • Adults
  • Adolescents
  • Children