Joe Nelson


Joe Nelson

Insurances Accepted:

Private Pay Only


Private Pay: Couples/Families $285

Office Location:

Private Office - Madison Park
2711 E Madison St, Suite 210
Seattle, 98112

Joe Nelson


Clear, honest, and kind are words that we hear about Joe via client feedback.

Joe engages with clients in a collaborative, direct, compassionate style.

I specialize in couple therapy. My focus is on helping couples and adult individuals with communication, connection, vulnerability, and intimacy in their relationships. We experience the most fulfillment in life through satisfying relationships.

I orientate from a collaborative approach, which is experiential and process based. With curiosity and compassion, I am interested in helping clients discover the underlying patterns around what they do and how they do it. This happens through dialogue in the here-and-now, which helps clients raise awareness of their habits and patterns that can cause disconnection and unsatisfying relationships. I hope to bring awareness and greater capacity for choice by creating space for clients to overcome difficulties and access who they truly are.

My background, training and therapeutic approach comes from Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy and Gestalt therapy. My education was in existential-phenomenological psychology. 

Inquire about my weekly process groups for a special and unique growth, awareness, and healing opportunity.

Please inquire about couples intensives for a deep dive into restoring your relationship.

Professional License:

Washington State Licensed Mental Health Counselor # LH 61079941


MA, Seattle University, Existential Psychology and Phenomenology
BA, University of Washington, Psychology


Certificate Course in Emotionally Focused Therapy with Sue Jonhson: Attachment-Based Interventions for Couples in Crisis, 12 CE
Emotionally Focused Therapy Externship, 28 CE
Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy Core Skills – 48 CE
Advanced Focusing-Oriented Therapy and Complex Trauma – 2 year program with Seattle Focusing Institute, 120 CE
Mindfulness, Seattle University
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Motivational Interviewing

“A Couple of Individuals”, ¬†Individual and Couples Therapy Training from a Gestalt Therapy perspective. Gestalt Associates Training Los Angeles, 48 CE each year, annually 2017 – current