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Martez Nelson, LPC-MHSP

Assistant Director for Community Engagement
Pronouns: he/him/his

My goal is to provide you with a safe, welcoming, and empathic space to navigate your challenges and goals. I work from a strengths-based approach, and we will use this approach to help you find new ways of managing your academic, social, and emotional needs. I am passionate about serving individuals within the LGBTQ+ community, and other marginalized groups including, black and brown folx inclusive of all gender identities.

I obtained my Master of Education degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Middle Tennessee State University. I have many years of experience working in the mental health field in many settings including, community mental health, corrections, crisis, and K-12 public education. My experience includes individual and group therapy, crisis response, and facilitation of over 100 trainings on adverse childhood experiences and trauma.

I use an integrative approach to therapy that is heavily based on Cognitive Behavioral, Solution-Focused, and Person-Centered techniques. While I mostly pull from these approaches, I always consider the students’ individual needs and tailor my approach and interventions to those needs. I look forward to providing you with an inclusive space to help you create new meaning and improve your life in college and beyond!

My self-care activities include spending time with family and friends, traveling, and engaging in activities that allow me to be outdoors.