Geri Nelson, MSW, LCSW
Geri is a licensed clinical social worker serving as Interim Clinical Director but provides individual and couples therapy. She has a particular interest in mindfulness training, the mind/body connection, meditation, yoga, positive psychology, and cognitive behavioral approaches to binge eating/emotional eating, depression and anxiety. Geri has been studying yoga for 18 years and teaches yoga as part of the Bridge Program for binge and emotional eating. She also facilitates support groups, offers aftercare support and teaches classes on mindful living and eating, positivity, body image, grief and the use of cognitive behavioral strategies for improved health, wellbeing and weight management.
Geri received her undergraduate degree from Colby College and a Masters in Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has over 35 years of experience working in the field of social work. Geri has received training in mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, the treatment of panic and agoraphobia, eating disorder treatment (with a primary focus on binge eating), couples counseling (including working with the LGBTQ community), hoarding disorder, motivational interviewing and the use of yoga in clinical work. She previously held a faculty position at Campbell University where she taught courses on human behavior and social work practice, and directed the field education program. She served as a field advisor to graduate social work students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and taught a field seminar for students completing their clinical internships. She has held several clinical and supervisory positions in a variety of mental health settings which addressed a broad range on mental health issues, including eating disorders, depression, anxiety and trauma. Geri has been with Structure House since 2004.