Meet G. Nathanael Carela—Therapist & Content Contributor at Best Therapists

G. Nathanael Carela, LMFT

Michigan, LMFT #4101006874; Florida, LMFT #MT3525

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About G. Nathanael | He/him

Nate is not only bilingual (fluent in Spanish and English) but also embraces his multicultural background (hailing from Puerto Rican and Dominican heritage). He is deeply committed to broadening his own beliefs and perspectives to connect with individuals from diverse backgrounds. He actively seeks opportunities for personal growth in this endeavor. Nate leverages his diverse life and educational experiences to provide support to individuals, couples, and marriages as they navigate through their unique transitions and challenges. When working with individuals, he places a strong emphasis on helping them identify their life's purpose, effectively manage anxiety disorders, enhance emotional regulation, and cultivate healthier interpersonal relationships, whether romantic, familial, or friendships. In his work with couples, Nate addresses various issues, including communication challenges, effective problem-solving, premarital counseling, healing from infidelity, and guiding them through life transitions such as divorce, blended families, or the arrival of a new child. Nate's extensive professional background spans across different settings, including the school system, dependency courts/child welfare systems, community mental health agencies, private therapy practices, and in-home therapy services. He has a wealth of experience in supporting people of color and individuals from multicultural backgrounds. Nate's therapeutic approach is grounded in evidence-based practices, and he actively collaborates with his clients to find tailored solutions to their unique situations.

Message to clients

You find it difficult to believe how distant and cold your relationship has become. Many conversations escalate into heated arguments filled with personal attacks, dredging up past grievances, and defensiveness. Expressing your thoughts and feelings without fear of judgment has become a challenge. Despite your best efforts, numerous strategies you've tried to mend the relationship haven't consistently worked. This leaves you feeling isolated, frustrated, torn, and sometimes even desperate. Countless sleepless nights are plagued with thoughts that suggest your relationship might end if change doesn't happen soon. However, your hope remains intact. You yearn for happiness, understanding, and appreciation within your relationship. Your goal is to reignite the joyful moments, establish meaningful relationship goals, and rediscover a satisfying intimate life. I'm here to help you build a relationship that's truly worth nurturing! I provide in-person therapy in Southfield, Michigan, and also offer online counseling services accessible in Michigan and Florida through a secure Telehealth platform. My practice is inclusive, serving a diverse range of clients, including multiracial individuals and couples, Spanish speakers, those managing anxiety, and individuals with religious or spiritual beliefs.


Masters of Science in Marriage & Family Therapy | Capella University, 2015

Race and ethnicity

Hispanic, Caribbean immigrant, Bicultural

Cultural and experiential knowledge

Hispanic culture, Caribbean culture

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Spiritual knowledge

Islam, Christianity, Mormonism, Non-religious (Agnosticism, Atheism, Secular)

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Virtual or in person

Virtual and In Person


Anxiety, Couples counseling, Premarital counseling

Additional areas of focus

Anxiety, Bicultural experience, Blended families, Coparenting, Step parenting, Couples counseling, Dating, First generation immigrant experience, Infidelity/affairs, Intercultural/interfaith relationships, Life transitions, Panic attacks, Parenting, Premarital counseling, Social anxiety, Spirituality, Stress

Therapeutic style

Empowering, Conversational, Solution-oriented, Passionate, Challenging


Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Gottman method, Family systems, Solution-focused brief therapy, Strength-based therapy

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Individual Session



Couples Session


Family Session

Sliding scale

Does not offer sliding scale spots

Insurance accepted
Does not work directly with insurance companies
Works with your out of network benefits to get you reimbursed for therapy
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Peer review

Gelmar demonstrates genuine interest in improving the quality of life of his clients. Gelmar is bilingual! Gelmar stays calm under stress when problem-solving or when in teamwork.

—Matilde Fonseca, LMHC
Peer review

Gelmar has grown as a marriage and family therapist. He is very honest and humble with his clients. He looks for peer support and refers clients if they are not in the scope of his practice. He will be an asset!

—Dr. Ana Elizabeth Iosipan, PhD
Peer review

Nate, will provide a non-biased therapeutic environment. I have had many clients who had Nate for couples therapy and they reported that he was not biased and made them feel heard and seen. He has helped clients in his therapeutic setting seek out support and help individual. I have had clients report, if it was not for Nate they would not have seek individual therapy. He is empathic, and a great listener.

—Fadowa Harrel, LMSW
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