KALEB NELSON, LCSW

Kaleb (he/him/his) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who graduated from the University of Chicago with a Masters in Social Work. Kaleb has over 8 years of experience working with adults, adolescents, and families in various outpatient, inpatient, and residential settings. He is passionate about working with trans/non-binary folks as well as their partners and/or families. As a therapist with lived experience in this identity, Kaleb strives to provide a safe and affirming space for clients to feel validated and heard. If you are questioning or exploring your gender, seeking support from someone within the trans community, or wanting to support your partner, child, or family member, Kaleb provides a unique perspective to process and explore these topics.

Kaleb uses a trauma-informed and anti-oppressive framework and combines aspects of DBT, Trauma-Focused CBT, Family Systems, Harm Reduction, Motivation Interviewing, and Relational Theory. He works with topics including depression, anxiety, trauma, substance use, gender and/or sexual identity development, gender transition, and work/academic stress. Kaleb’s approach to therapy is compassionate, individualized, and collaborative.

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