Katherine Nelsen, MA, LPC-S

KatherineFrom Wisconsin to Texas, Katherine brings a wealth of knowledge.

Katherine Nelsen is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Supervisor LPC-S. Katherine founded Central Texas Anxiety and OCD Center in 2021 in response to a need for greater access to evidence-based treatment for anxiety and related disorders in the Central Texas area.

Katherine earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Cardinal Stritch University in Wisconsin.

She completed an internship at Rogers Memorial Hospital in Wisconsin, where she gained valuable experience in a residential facility working with adolescent patients who were diagnosed with anxiety disorders, OCD, and Tourette Syndrome. While at Rogers Memorial Hospital, Katherine received extensive training and experience in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), and Comprehensive Behavioral Interventions for Tic’s (CBIT).

Katherine is a graduate of the International OCD Foundation’s Pediatric Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI). She has also completed specialized training to be an LPC Supervisor in Texas. Professional affiliations include: the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) and the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA).

Parenting is hard.

Katherine is a mother of three – so she gets it. Her approach includes supporting the parents and the child in their struggles.

Parenting an anxious child can seem counterintuitive as we help them face their fears and doubts, so she spells it out, providing homework and real-world strategies that extend beyond the therapeutic hour once a week.

The tools she creates will allow your child to manage their fears all day, every day, practicing resilience and instilling confidence. Together, you will create a strategic and effective team to encourage, support, and challenge your child, enabling them to handle whatever life challenge presents itself. The skills and core values created during treatment will serve them for the rest of their lives, setting them up for success in the face of any setback. These setbacks will be seen as opportunities for growth that your child will learn to appreciate as they will provide life lessons that will build up their beliefs in themselves and what they are capable of.

Katherine’s passion for “getting to these issues early in life” is evident in how she approaches each family as an individual. As a parent, you will learn and grow as well with her support, free of judgment or criticism. She has been there herself. She understands where you are, and she can help.