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Heidi Nelson



Heidi Nelson, M.S., NCC, LPC-S, Trainer/Counselor/Coach/Consultant, has nineteen years of experience as a mental health clinician and leader. She now serves as the Director of Student Counseling in a public university counseling setting. Her career in leadership has allowed her to impact the implementation and delivery of trauma supports, evidence-based practices, and inter-disciplinary collaboration across multiple populations. Heidi is a Nationally Certified Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor and a Certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor. She has served with the MS Wraparound Initiative and University of Maryland as a certified trainer and coach to support staff serving families in crisis. She is, also, a graduate of the academic life coaching program with Coach Training EDU (accredited by the International Coaching Federation).

Heidi is a native of Louisiana and a graduate of Dillard University in New Orleans, LA. She received her Master’s in Counseling Psychology from The University of Southern Mississippi. She is an alumna of the Mississippi Department of Mental Health’s FOCUS Accelerated Leadership Program and National Council for Behavioral Health’s Management Academy. Heidi uses her passion for total wellness and her skills in supporting readiness to change as a volunteer for Girl Trek, which is a national health initiative. Heidi is, currently, furthering her interests as a student with Cornell University in their Diversity, Equity and Inclusion certificate program. She serves on two non-profit boards in Hattiesburg, MS, which are RISE and Senior Corp Foster Grandparents Program. Additionally, Heidi is the founder of PrepLYFE, PLLC, a consulting company which encourages others to Prepare and Live for Your Future Enthusiastically.

You may contact Heidi at heidi@coachtrainingedu.com.

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