Life is anything but predictable. Dreams of desire and destiny, produce within each of us the belief that we can go anywhere we choose, that we can plot our own course and be the captain of our own ship. Then the winds come and the rain falls. The course of one’s life can be forever altered by the decisions of others and the success of our efforts can enhance our determination and increase our reach for that which seems unattainable.
Have you ever been lost? Have you ever been confused and frustrated with where you’re at in life? Quietly questioning your life’s direction, while others around you seemingly ride the waves of success, happiness, and peace?
With an understanding of the reality and difficulty of personal change and the seemingly paralyzing impacts of life’s challenges, I believe that your perspective greatly influences your confidence and ability to embrace personal change. Transformational power resides not in assigning blame, but in assuming responsibility. You need to be willing, ready and able to make the hard decisions necessary to courageously face that which you may have been running from. When the storms of life come and confusion hovers around you like a fog, correcting the course of your life can be a frightening and challenging task.
I want to help you with that task. I want to help you make a course correction that will not only improve the quality of your life but will assist you in getting to a better place, however you choose to define it. With acceptance and understanding of where you are in your life’s journey, coupled with a non-judging, safe and compassionate atmosphere, I will equip you with the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to boldly confront and overcome your unique challenges with a new perspective, power, and purpose.
I specialize in addiction-related issues, co-occurring disorders, and the numerous complications that follow (personal identity struggles, trust issues, relational difficulties, communication problems, and stress management challenges). I also work with families and couples, as well as individuals involved with the criminal justice system. I have served in the addictions field for over 6 years, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a Masters Level Certified Addictions and a Tobacco Treatment Specialist. I hold a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Central Florida, am a Certified Moral Reconation Therapy Instructor and a Certified Facilitator for Prepare/Enrich Ministry.
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Lakeside Counseling is proud to contract with Jonathan Nelson, LCSW, MCAP, TTS. Jonathan is currently available to see new clients.