Featured Therapist

Anjelica Nelson, M.Ed., LPC, MFT | Marriage & Family

Avenues of Counseling and Mediation offers a wide range of services by licensed mental health professionals with specific education and credentials to give you the highest quality of care. Read more about our Featured Therapist, Anjelica!


“How did you know you wanted to be a therapist?” 


“I always have been fascinated with how we, as humans, grow and evolve emotionally. I find it interesting that at different ages, emotions can be experienced in a drastically different way. I studied Human Development and Family Sciences throughout my undergraduate career to learn more about what I was so interested in. However, I knew there was more I wanted to do with this kind of knowledge, more that I could do to help others. Throughout my program I sought out guidance from one of my professors, whom was a couple’s therapist outside of teaching. After doing some research, I learned that the University of Akron was the only college in Ohio that offered this program. Being only 30 minutes from my hometown, it all seemed perfect. I received my Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy in August 2016 and became dually licensed with my LPC and MFT in order to work with individuals, couples, and families. I primarily work with a systemic approach and like to explore with clients how change can be effective when their support system gets involved. For the past year, I have been working for a non-profit agency expanding my abilities and professional experience. I look forward to working with Avenues and having the opportunity to work with new clients and their diverse needs.”






Anjelica M. Nelson graduated with a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Akron. The program was dually-accredited, therefore, Anjelica is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Ohio. She has worked with clients from age four through adulthood and the majority of her cases assist with managing and overcoming anxiety and depression. Other presenting concerns addressed include working with teens to improve self-esteem, cope with bullying, managing safety concerns, and social issues. Anjelica also has experience working with couples, such as infidelity and marital issues, and families to create systematic change. She has some experience working with trauma, transgender and other LGBTQ presenting concerns and hopes to continue to work with such cases. In addition to incorporating  many therapeutic interventions and techniques, Anjelica’s work is driven by Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Systems Theory. When she is not working, Angelica enjoys being outdoors, travelling to new places, exploring different cultures, and meeting new people.