Meet Me

Welcome to Boise City Counseling. My name is Cindy Nelson and I am honored to have the opportunity to serve you.

Professional Background

I hold a Bachelors of Applied Science in Psychology from the University of Minnesota-Duluth (2004) and a Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Bowie State University (2007). I also earned a post-graduate diploma in Cognitive Therapy from the University of East Anglia, United Kingdom (2012). Since 2012, I have been a Certified Diplomate at the Academy of Cognitive Therapy (#01127). I am endorsed as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC-7771) and an approved Supervisor by Idaho Board of Licensure of Professional Counselors. In 2021, I completed the Emotion Focused Therapy Externship and became a member of the International Center For Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy. In addition to my private practice, I am an Adjunct Professor for the Counselor Education Department at Boise State University.


Throughout my professional career, I have had the privilege of serving a multicultural client population ranging in ages from child through adulthood in a variety of settings including: community mental health, university counseling center, outpatient drug treatment, United Kingdom's National Health Service, to now private practice. My work has encompassed a diverse group of clientele from the young to elders in our community where a variety of issues are addressed, such as: self-esteem, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, anger management, communication, assertiveness, parenting skills, and relationship distress. My overall guiding theoretical approach to therapy with individuals is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Emotion Focused Therapy for couples counseling.

Out of the office

When I am not in the office, I love to play in Idaho’s great outdoors with my family. I enjoy alpine skiing, snowshoeing, rafting, camping and hiking. By luck, my family and I were “sent” to Idaho. My husband has been active duty military for 20+ years and after moving literally around the world the military moved us here to the Treasure Valley which we now proudly call home. My experiences of living in various parts of the United States and Europe have not only given me a passion for traveling, but an absolute love for building relationships with people from diverse backgrounds. Everywhere I have gone, I have found that we are all more alike than different which gives me hope for the power of human connection.