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). I am endorsed as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC-7771) and an approved Supervisor by the Idaho Board of Licensure of Professional Counselors. In addition to my private practice, I am an Adjunct Professor for the Counselor Education Department at Boise State University. 

I am a Certified Emotion Focused Couples Therapist through the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT), a Certified Diplomate of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy (ACT) and I am trained in EMDR through EMDR International Association (EMDRIA).


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 models include Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). 

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, mountain biking and backpacking. By luck, my family and I were “sent” to Idaho on orders by the United States Air Force. After moving literally around the world the military moved us here to the Treasure Valley which I 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 continues to gives me hope in the power of healing that can occur within the context of human connection.