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Renee Nelson, DBH, LPC

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Renee Nelson, DBH, LPC

Biography
Reneé Nelson, DBH, LPC, specializes in providing lifestyle and behavioral health guidance and support to people of all ages. Her extensive education and years of experience in mental and behavioral health allow her to help direct, equip, mentor and encourage her patients to overcome mental, behavioral, and lifestyle barriers so that they may better manage their health.

Dr. Nelson joined North Country HealthCare in July 2014. She selected to join the team of behavioral health and medical care experts at North Country because she believes in the organization’s mission to provide accessible, affordable, comprehensive, quality primary healthcare in an atmosphere of respect, dignity and cultural sensitivity. Like North Country HealthCare, she is committed to providing excellent health and wellness care to the residents of northern Arizona.

Prior to joining North Country HealthCare, Dr. Nelson worked at Mohave Mental Health Clinic in Lake Havasu City, Ariz.

Medical Specialties & Interests:

  • Family/Pediatric Health
  • Behavioral Health
  • Diabetes Management
  • Obesity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Sleep
  • Hypertension
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Nutrition
  • Stress Management
  • Medication Adherence
  • Disordered Eating

Board Certifications:

  • Licensed Professional Counselor; National Certified Counselor
  • Abstract: The Effect of Mindfulness on Disordered Eating and Diabetes; 2014

Work History & Leadership:

  • North Country HealthCare; Lake Havasu City, Ariz.; Behavioral Health Consultant; 2014 to present
  • Mohave Mental Health Clinic; Lake Havasu City, Ariz.; Clinical Supervisor, Crisis Intake Therapist, Program Coordinator; 2002–2014
  • Community Psychology Education Services; Tucson, Ariz.; Program Coordinator; 1999–2001

Professional Associations:

  • Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners
  • National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc.
  • Collaborative Family Healthcare Association

Languages: English

Fun Fact: I am an advocate for lifelong learning. I hope to pass this passion for knowledge along with the desire to help others on to my young daughters.

 


Education

Education:

  • Doctorate: Doctorate of Behavioral Health; Arizona State University, Tempe, Ariz.; 2014
  • Doctoral Internship: North Country HealthCare, Lake Havasu City, Ariz.; 2014
  • Specialty: Harris Infant/Family Clinical Practice Certificate; Southwest Human Development; Phoenix, Ariz. 2013
  • Graduate School: Master of Counseling; University of Phoenix, Phoenix, Ariz.; 2006
  • Master’s Internship: Mohave Mental Health; Lake Havasu City, Ariz.; 2006
  • Undergraduate School: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology; California State University, Long Beach, Calif.; 1997

 

Awards

Awards:

  • Phi Kappa Phi National Honors Society; Arizona State University
  • Chi Sigma Iota National Counseling Honor Society; University of Phoenix
  • President’s Honor List; California State University Long Beach

 

 

Publications

Publications:

  • Abstract: The Effect of Mindfulness on Disordered Eating and Diabetes; 2014

 

Patient Satisfaction

We want to improve and you can help! After each visit you may receive a survey via mail or email. This is your opportunity to tell us what we did well and where we could use some improvement. We value your input and act on survey results on a regular basis. North Country HealthCare is committed to providing a quality experience to you and your family at each visit.

To ensure we are holding ourselves to the highest standards, we partner with an independent patient satisfaction company, Press Ganey. For nearly 30 years, Press Ganey’s mission has been to support healthcare providers in understanding and improving the entire patient experience. As a business partner to more than 20,000 healthcare organizations, Press Ganey leads the industry in transforming the patient experience and creating continuous, sustainable improvement.

 

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