About E. Beth Nelsen, MA

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Beth Nelsen, MA

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, which looks at modern feminism and creating safe space for women. She balances her passion for her impact work 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 coach, San Francisco Bay Area couples counselors & sex therapist, activist, world traveler, lecturer and filmmaker. Beth is also the co-owner of California Relationship Centers, with her partner, co-parent and sex therapist /psychologist, Dr. Christina Nelsen. 

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I am passionate about my work.

I can help you find your passion too.

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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E. Beth Nelsen, MA is a life coach, 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. 

 

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Life & relationship coach, activist, world traveler, mental health advocate, social justice supporter, producer, lecturer and an internationally acclaimed award winning documentary filmmaker. 

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.

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 illness 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. Beth currently serves as the Technological Elder for the Suscol Intertribal Council in the Napa Valley. 

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Beth giving a lecture in Rome, Italy. She travels around the globe for speaking engagements, teaching and coaching intensives (private, corporate and groups).

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. Currently she is finishing 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.

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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is dedicated to ending stigma surrounding mental health issues, and passionate about promoting healthy, equitable and secure-functioning relationships. 

 
 E. Beth Nelsen, MA  Lecturer, Author, Filmmaker, Activist, Story Teller, Producer & Life and Relationship Coach. 

E. Beth Nelsen, MA

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

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

Office Locations

1918 Bonita Avenue, Suite 202, Berkeley, CA, 94704

1420 Third Street, Suite 10, Napa, CA 94559

1834 First Street Napa, CA 94559