Angel Nelson

(MS, EdS, LCMHCS)

About Me

I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor in the state of North Carolina and a Board Certified-TeleMental Health Provider. I have been counseling for 16 years since my internship began in 2005. I am an active member of the American Counseling Association. I hold a Master of Science degree in Counselor Development and Education with an emphasis in Community Counseling and a Specialist in Education degree with an emphasis in Child and Youth Settings both of which were received in 2006 from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. I have experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families on various issues. Some of these issues include but are not limited to trauma, mood disorders (depression & bipolar), anxiety disorders, family violence, grief and loss, foster care and adoption issues, stress management, self-esteem, and behavioral problems.

I believe that therapy has to be tailored to your personality and needs. Rogerian person-centered skills are the foundation of my work, and I often integrate Carl Jung's psychodynamic approach, Irvin Yalom's existential model, and John Bowlby's attachment theory into my work as appropriate. I also incorporate Emotion Freedom Technique developed by Gary Craig. While often not the focus, I will incorporate cognitive-behavioral techniques to meet your needs.

It is my belief that at the center, the very core of our beings, we have everything we need to be well. Each one of us is designed to be healthy, happy, and at peace. Along the way, “life” happens, and we become “less well” than we were created to be. Rather than looking at being “less well” as a disease or disorder, I think of it as being at a crossroads on our journey in life that leads us to make choices---choices that significantly impact our overall well-being. My hope is to meet you at your crossroads and assist you in centering yourself to look within for guidance to best navigate your journey.

A little about me without my counselor hat: I am a writer. I am a mom to a 15 year-old pug named Newman. I am an HSP (highly sensitive person). I love traveling and experiencing new places and cultures. I am a Reiki Master/Teacher. I am an INFJ on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator test. My sun sign is Scorpio. I am an adoptee who has been on my own healing journey through self-care and counseling. I love nature, reading, and Netflix (yes, I have been known to binge-watch a time or two).


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Compassion fatigue
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Grief , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCMHC #S7207 (Expires: 2022-06-30)


Reviews

Written by E.I. on Apr 07, 2021 after counseling with Angel for 3 years and 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

I’ve had Angel in my corner for 3.5 years now. She has guided me with love, strength amd kindness through all the crazy challenges life has thrown me throughout this time and continues to help me build my toolbox of coping skills. She is simply the best!
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Written by L.I. on Mar 08, 2021 after counseling with Angel for 3 years and 3 months on issues concerning depression, and self esteem

It's been nearly 4 years now that I have been having sessions with Angel. She has always been a consistent support for me, she has helped me during the most difficult periods in my life and through her I discovered tools that helped me tremendously, that I still use and I know will keep using in the future. I always feel much lighter after a session with her. She is a warm, compassionate and knowledgeable person.

Written by E.L. on Jan 20, 2021 after counseling with Angel for 1 year and 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

I’ve been working with Angel for awhile now, I really love that she understands me and helps me with the best options for me.

Written by R.A. on Dec 21, 2020 after counseling with Angel for 3 years on issues concerning depression, self esteem, and career difficulties

Angel understands you sometimes better than you understand yourself. She is intelligent and tackles your problems professional and from many different angles, fields and studies. She is great at what she does and I am happy to have her provide me with a assortment of solutions.

Written by F.I. on Mar 30, 2020 after counseling with Angel for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Angela has been so helpful in what has been a major transition point in my life. She is calm, always available, has given me a wide variety of tools to use to calm my anxiety and focus. Would recommend highly.

Written by R.E. on Feb 01, 2020 after counseling with Angel for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Angel is a fantastic counsellor who has advised and supported me throughout all of my sessions. I could not thank her enough, she has changed my life for the better.

Written by M.A. on May 31, 2019 after counseling with Angel for 8 months

Best therapist ever. Period end of story! She is amazing -- the best!

Written by H.E. on Apr 11, 2019 after counseling with Angel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder

Great counsellor, that really listens and understands you. She is very patient and supportive which creates an environment where you can share your feelings with no judgement. It is really helping my journey so far with her guidance and experience, thank you angel!

Written by R.A. on Mar 06, 2019 after counseling with Angel for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Angel is a wonderful counselor! She is patient, understanding, and is great at offering strategies to combat problems I might be having. I recommend her highly!

Written by F.J. on Dec 26, 2018 after counseling with Angel for 2 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management

Simply amazing, understanding and non-judge mental. I finally met a true and authentic therapist!

Written by Y.V. on Sep 01, 2018 after counseling with Angel for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, sleeping, anger, career, and bipolar

She is just awesome!

Written by T.A. on Jun 21, 2018 after counseling with Angel for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and sleeping

Angel is an acute listener and sensitive problem solver.

Written by T.H. on Apr 09, 2018 after counseling with Angel for 4 months on issues concerning depression, and self esteem

Anyone can pretend to care about the issues you might have, they may even give reasonable advice to challenge those issues, but it often takes a person who is willing to invest in dealing with your suffering, who struggles as you struggle, and who rejoices as you succeed in order to make real progress in mental health. Angel is that person to me. I could not recommend her enough. That you for everything you do Angel.

Written by K.R. on Mar 28, 2018 after counseling with Angel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship, and self esteem

Angel is awesome! very very supportive and offers very helpful techniques and suggestions to help cope with the hard times. She is super friendly and definatelly would recommend her to anyone I know that is in need of help.

Thank you Angel for being a badass and a positive guide on my personal journey.

Written by P.C. on Nov 22, 2017 after counseling with Angel for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Angel is a kind and empathetic listener. She was able to offer great insights and knowledge into a situation and help me think about things differently. She is there when I need her and is always willing to give her expertise and fresh perspectives. Thank you so much, Angel!

Written by S.A. on Oct 14, 2017 after counseling with Angel for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, and self esteem

Angel is a loving, kind and supportive counselor. I appreciate her listening and offering her insights. Thank you.

Written by T.O. on Sep 30, 2017 after counseling with Angel for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, sleeping, and self esteem

I've been in counseling off and on for 25 years. Angel is by far the best I've been involved with in a decade. In the 5 months we've worked together I understand things about myself that no other therapist has been able to explain.

Written by R.U. on Sep 26, 2017 after counseling with Angel for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and anger

I am very grateful to be matched with Angel. She is great and very helpful. She always responds in a timely manner. She's attentive, patient and often supports me with additional information and tools to help me through my difficult time. I'm so glad I found a place where I can express myself freely and get the support I need. Thank you Angel!

Written by J.U. on Sep 24, 2017 after counseling with Angel for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career

I appreciate how patient and encouraging Angel has been with me. She seems to know what I'm trying to express to her no matter how poorly I put it, which puts my anxiety I usually have when communicating at ease. Setting goals for myself with her really pushed me to hold myself responsible for what I wanted to accomplish. I appreciate how she normalized my condition for me and praised me for the progress I made so far, to the point that I can definitely see the difference in how I was before and after starting therapy with her. She's great.

Written by I.V. on Sep 16, 2017 after counseling with Angel for 2 weeks

Angel very much earns her name. She is kind, sensitive, and thoughtful and is good at reading people. She intuitively knows when advice, consolation, listening, or discussion is needed, so she is good at avoiding unwanted advice but also steps in when you want more than sympathy. Generally wonderful human being and therapist.

Written by R.O. on Aug 31, 2017 after counseling with Angel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Smart, beautiful lady. She's helped me out a lot and I'd recommend her 10/10!

Written by M.A. on Aug 28, 2017 after counseling with Angel for 3 months on issues concerning lgbt, and self esteem

Working with Angel has been a treat. I've had a number of counselors/therapists in my past and never clicked as well with one as I have with her. Her warm, caring, and open demeanor create a safe space to share and be honest and transparent. Her insights and questions are well-thought out, and I feel blessed and lucky to have found Angel. Highly recommended!

Written by D.E. on Jul 01, 2017 after counseling with Angel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and anger

I tried BetterHelp before and hated it. Actually, I realize now that I just really didn't like the counselor I had last time. I really like Angel. She makes an effort to get to know and understand you in order to help you. I like that she uses data as well as conversation to do so. She's friendly and genuine, and I feel comfortable with her, which I honestly did not expect.

Written by E.L. on May 19, 2017 after counseling with Angel for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship

Angel is not only knowledgeable and resourceful, but also kind and understanding, four qualities which I have found extremely helpful in my journey with her through betterhelp.com . I've felt comfortable talking about my issues from the very start, and have appreciated her responsiveness and flexibility schedule-wise. I have only been online with her for a few weeks, but I feel like she has provided me with a great "starter's tool-kit" to help me face my issues with more confidence. Thanks!

Written by M.I. on May 09, 2017 after counseling with Angel for 4 days on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping, and bipolar

Angel is amazing , the type of person to help u overcome any negative situation in the simplest ways you could possibly think of ! truly astonished by the quick changes I have been noticing in myself!