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Maegan Nelson

Psychology Division, Graduate School of Education and Psychology


Maegan Nelson is a licensed marriage and family therapist practicing narrative therapy in California. In addition to teaching graduate and undergraduate courses, she is also in private practice. She is committed to providing antiracist, gender-affirming, respectful care to each person with whom she meets; and to help each person discover and remember the abilities they have, which can help them move through life despite the obstacles they may encounter. She is passionate about standing alongside the individuals, couples, and families she collaborates with against the problems that show up in their lives. She has a particular interest in serving her community and meeting with people who identify as LGBTQIA+ and partners with individuals who identify as transgender as an advocate within the medical and mental health systems. 

She is an AAMFT member and provides supervision to trainees and associate MFTs, supporting their continued personal and professional growth, while deconstructing the power dynamics which can exist in the field. She heartily supports the rights of and protections for refugees and has received specific training in how to conduct forensic mental health assessments for asylum seekers and survivors of domestic violence. She regularly attends conferences and training seminars to further her experience and knowledge; and is committed to radically opposing racism, sexism, and discrimination in all forms.



  • MS, California State University, Chico 
  • BA, University of Nevada, Reno