Our Team


Lily Nelson, MA

Clinical Psychology Doctoral Intern
She/Her, They/Them


Interpersonal/Relational Trauma
Developmental Life Transitions
Early Childhood Experiences
Parenting and Family Therapy
LGBTQ+ Identities
Attachment-Based Play Therapy
Art and Expressive Therapies
Trauma-Focused Yoga
Epilepsy and Related Conditions
Neuropsychological Assessment
Mentalization-Based Therapy


Doctoral Training: Clinical Psychology, Adler University, (Fall 2024) Chicago, IL
Master’s Degree: Clinical Psychology, Adler University, Chicago, IL
Bachelor’s Degree: Psychology and Anthropology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Lily is a Doctoral Intern conducting therapy and acute care services at MiraCare. She is currently in the final year of her doctoral degree in clinical psychology at Adler University. Lily has provided therapy and psychological assessment to children, adolescents, and young adults in inpatient, partial hospitalization, and outpatient settings. Lily utilizes a holistic approach influenced by attachment theory and dialectical behavioral therapy to create an invaluable treatment plan for helping patients overcome challenges and life stressors in order to succeed and grow. Lily strives for therapy to be a space for attachment to flourish by maintaining a safe, nonjudgmental environment for her patients to feel secure and comfortable in. Lily empowers her patients to gain control of their own story through integrating the mind and body and increasing awareness of thoughts and emotions.

In her free time, Lily likes to walk her dog and play Pokemon Go, attend live music events, and travel to new places. In addition, she enjoys playing Dungeons and Dragons and creating art.

additional information

  • Location: Palos Heights, Tinley Park

  • Telehealth: Yes, if appropriate


By working together in one collaborative environment, patients and families benefit from a higher level of listening, bridging and sharing.


With a long history of caring for children and teens in an inclusive manner, family is rooted in the MiraCare continuum of care.