Dr. Nestingen began teaching at Saint Mary's in 2007 and began teaching in the doctoral counseling psychology program in 2010. She serves as the director of Clinical Training, is a core faculty member, and is the mentorship coordinator.
Dr. Nestingen teaches doctoral students each semester, with a rotating number of classes, and must stay current to teach these classes. She also attends community and academic training seminars and presents in both community and academic settings. She has a small clinical practice that she has maintained for more than 30 years, and she sees both individuals and couples in that practice. She has provided consultation for individuals and groups for issues related to the science of human behavior in college counseling centers, educational programs, health care centers, and for small group practices. Dr. Nestingen is active in the Minnesota Psychological Association (MPA) and serves on both the ethics and diversity committees.