Nathan Paulsen


PaulsenNathan (he/him) is a parent, movement worker, writer, and permaculture enthusiast. He’s also a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW.) With more than twenty years of mental health experience, he’s found a home at Anam Cara Therapies. Nathan approaches his practice with a not-knowing attitude born of the rich variety of experience and many surprises he encounters in daily life. By clarifying values and nurturing committed action that aligns with how we want to be in the world, his therapeutic practice accompanies clients in the often confusing journey toward their desired future. Nathan believes it’s important to ground therapeutic work in the rhythms of everyday life. In this way, therapy cultivates the satisfaction of a more integrated style of living.

In a world of grave injustice, personal healing has special significance. Nathan believes the intimate wounds each of us carries are profoundly affected by multiple global crises, cultural, political, and eco. In turn, the difficult emotions of sadness, anger, grief and anxiety offer wisdom that – when honored and embodied – invite transformative action in our lives and wider communities.