ABOUT E. BETH NELSEN, MA

California Relationship Centers, LLC Co-Founder & Owner

San Francisco Bay Area Empowerment Coach, Social Activist and Nationally Acclaimed, Award-Winning Filmmaker. E. Beth Nelsen, who is currently crowdfunding on Seed & Spark to cover post production costs for her documentary Mothership. She speaks on the importance of creating safe space for women and the intersectionality of social impact.  E. Beth Nelsen, MA is a life & relationship coach, San Francisco Bay Area sex therapist activist, world traveler, lecturer and an internationally acclaimed award winning documentary filmmaker. Beth is also a co-owner of California Relationship Centers.

Beth Nelsen, MA

Empowerment Coach, Social Activist and Nationally Acclaimed, Award-Winning Filmmaker. E. Beth Nelsen, who just celebrated the world premiere (via the Berlin International Feminist Film Festival) of her feature length documentary film "Mothership", which looks at modern feminism and creating safe space for women during a three day all women's retreat and music festival. She balances her passion for her social impact work, filmmaking and life coaching with being a mother and partner.

She is the Technological Elder for the Suscol Intertribal Council. She speaks here on the importance of creating safe space for women and the intersectionality of social impact.

Beth is a transformational life & relationship & sexuality coach, San Francisco Bay Area couples counselor & sexual empowerment coach, activist, world traveler, lecturer and filmmaker. Beth is also the co-owner of California Relationship Centers with her partner & co-parent, Clinical Sexologist and Doctor of Psychology, Dr. Christina Nelsen, Psy.D.

Online & in-person sessions are available, as well as speaking engagements and private workshops. She lectures around the globe about mental health, suicide prevention, removing stigma, promoting authenticity and inclusion.

Together, Beth and Christina are dedicated to supporting the world in developing healthy attachment, radically intimate sexuality, and loving relationships. They created California Relationship Centers with this mission in mind. They believe in practicing the principles of their values, passions and life work together.

As owners of the Leading San Francisco Bay Area Couples Counseling and Sex Therapy Centers, the Nelsens are striving to help heal attachment wounds and generate emotional and sexual intelligence and healthy relationships for all, especially for marginalized populations.

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“I have been building my own family, becoming a mother and learning to balance caring for a baby, being an authentic & engaged partner, and being an activist filmmaker and empowerment coach. If i can do all of this from a heartfelt and centered space, so can you! You don't have to let go of yourself to find purpose, passion and peace.”

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“I believe we can make the world a better place through our life stories and how we hold other’s in their experiences. My film making, my coaching and my advocacy work intersect in this passion and truth.”

-E. Beth Nelsen, MA

E. Beth Nelsen, MA is a transformative empowerment coach, couples counselor, activist, world traveler, lecturer and an internationally acclaimed award winning documentary filmmaker.  Her work juxtaposes her personal passions and experiences pertaining to social impact, Native American and Latinx cultural identity, LGBTQ rights, adoption issues and authentic storytelling. 

Beth is on the executive committee of The Napa County Mental Health Board, which is dedicated to the emotional health and wellness of the community. The Mental Health Board serves as an oversight committee by reviewing and evaluating the community mental health needs, services, and facilities, and advising the Napa County Mental Health Director and Board of Supervisors as to any aspect of the County’s mental health programs.

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I am passionate about my work. I can help you find your passion too.

Beth is active in supporting awareness and de-stigmatizing mental health issues. In 2017 she co-produced the Napa Valley Chapter of This is My Brave, an all-new, live presentation of touching essays, original music, comedy and poetry performed by a dozen individuals living with―or loving someone with―a mental illness. The mission of This Is My Brave, Inc. is to end the stigma surrounding mental health issues by sharing personal stories of individuals living successful, full lives despite mental health issues through poetry, essay and original music, on stage in front of a live audience and through stories submitted and published to their blog.

One example of her social justice activism is her film, LOVE REFUGEES, a solo-style, first person film on same-sex bi-national couples which she shot on three continents.

From Boundless Plains to Share, to the Land of the Free, to the World's Most Progressive City, and back again, a Native American living Down Under traverses bridges and borders, crossing hearts connected in search of a place where love counts.

As there are thousands of Americans who have been exiled from their home land in order to stay with their partners, Beth left Australia to go home to California and to Europe alone, choosing to shoot solo-style, meeting same-sex, bi-national couples she had met over the Internet. A gentle rhapsody on humanity, LOVE REFUGEES is part observational, part essay, and a little bit personal. What started as a closer look into equal rights becomes a deeper look at identity.

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E. Beth Nelsen, MA Co-produced Napa Valley's This Is My Brave in 2017

The mission of This Is My Brave, Inc. is to end the stigma surrounding mental health issues by sharing personal stories of individuals living successful, full lives despite mental health issues through poetry, essay and original music, on stage in front of a live audience

 
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In true artist form, it wasn't enough for Beth to simply finish MEET THE BEAVERS in 2013, a film which represented the only all women, queer and trans inclusive space at the world's largest Art Festival, Burning Man, she simultaneously directed two other films for the Native American community, also completed in 2013. Always a fighter for the underdog and lover of personal stories, she is currently in production for Napa Valley Lifestyle, a series which chronicles the lives of individuals in marginalized communities within the Wine Country. She is also developing "Pancha's," a personal documentary which chronicles a dive bar rich in Native American bootlegging. She recently finished the film, At Your Cervix, which is a groundbreaking social impact documentary film. At Your Cervix breaks the silence around the unethical methods used by medical and nursing schools to teach students how to perform pelvic exams; the most egregious being on un-consenting, anaesthetized women. At the same time, the film highlights the Gynecological Teaching Associate (GTA) Program in New York City. Fueled by the spirit of women’s health activism, the GTA program began over 30 years ago and it has been shown to be the most effective way to teach exams and is also the most ethical and empowering to women.

HOW BETH CAME INTO THE MENTAL HEALTH FIELD & BECAME AN EMPOWERMENT COACH:

Born from her ability to cultivate love, equality and justice in diverse situations, spanning many countries and communities, Beth's work as a life coach naturally evolved. Beth sees the goodness of the human spirit in all she meets and understands the pain of not being seen. She is the eldest of six children, four of whom were adopted, and several with special needs. She came out as a lesbian at the age of twenty after a severe depressive episode, before earning her degree from UCLA. In her coaching, Beth helps individuals and families get in touch with their personal narratives, develop and meet personal or creative goals, and explore their personal power as people of color, adoptees and/or LGBTQIA+ identified folks. She assists parents in understanding the perspective of their queer or adopted children. Beth also helps people with artistic blocks, personal identity issues and other matters of the heart,

“Beth is one of the most genuine people I have ever met. I felt completely accepted by her and was able to share my story in a way that I never had. She helped me to feel seen, and to get clear about my purpose in life. Beth worked with me to create a new personal narrative about my painful history and to connect to my passion. I highly recommend her as a life coach!

— Life Coaching Client who was adopted at birth

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E. Beth Nelsen, MA

Lecturer, Author, Filmmaker, Activist, Story Teller, Producer & Life and Relationship Coach.