Kelly Nelson


About Me

I am a licensed professional counselor with board certification in the state of North Carolina, where I have practiced seven years, collaborating with individuals and their loved ones to improve communication, relationships, and overall quality of life. I received my master of science in Rehabilitation Counseling and Psychology from the University of North Carolina. I am involved in research on holistic healthcare and have co-authored articles exploring therapy treatments for individuals diagnosed with cancer and depression. I am also a certified BodyFlow (yoga/tai chi/pilates) instructor and am interested in helping you develop healthy habits, both physically and mentally.

I take a humanistic approach in the therapeutic alliance, as I believe all individuals--with the right environment and supports--are capable of actualizing their goals and progressing toward a meaningful life. My aim is to empower you and provide you with tools for building the confidence and motivation necessary to achieve goals that are congruent with your wants and values. Through the use of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and motivational interviewing, we will work together to recognize and target life stressors that may be contributing to disruptive feelings, including anxiety, depression, isolation, amotivation, inability to focus, etc.

The first steps toward change can be the hardest part of the process. I look forward to working with you as we explore your story and discover your strengths, creating a present that reflects your truest self.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Self esteem
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Career difficulties

Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LPC #10425 (Expires: 2019-06-30)


Written by E.L. on Dec 06, 2018 after counseling with Kelly for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, and self esteem

I am thankful to have Kelly in my life as she is a good listener, knows how to say what I’m thinking but can’t explain and gives helpful and useful guidance. She always puts herself fully into our sessions and is dedicated to our time together. I really look forward to our sessions and feel our relationship is getting stronger and more meaningful as time continues. Thanks for everything Kelly!

Written by S.A. on Nov 05, 2018 after counseling with Kelly for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and career difficulties

I’ve only met with Kelly a handful of times, but already she’s helped me in a huge way. Most importantly, she empowers me to help myself. She’s incredibly smart and intuitive, and she seems to know the most helpful things to say. She is helping me train myself to have more positive self-talk, and it’s so nice having her in my corner. I know she’s holding me accountable! I would HIGHLY recommend Kelly to anyone. She’s the best!

Written by H.U. on Oct 11, 2018 after counseling with Kelly for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management

It has been incredible speaking with Kelly. Not only does she have the skills and knowledge to help you, you can tell she enjoys what she does. She listens well and seems to understand what you are feeling before you even verbally express it. Not to mention she does everything she can so you get the most out of your experience on BetterHelp, whether it be working around tough schedules or making sure you get all of your appointments met.

Written by M.A. on Aug 09, 2018 after counseling with Kelly for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and intimacy-related

Kelly is amazing. Ever since I started my sessions with her, she has been very respectful, understanding. totally open-minded to anything I talk about, and a great motivator. She also knows how to add jokes and puns when appropriate, of course, in order to lighten the mood. She has helped me evaluate things about myself that I didn't think needed evaluating, and I can tell that her help is pushing me towards positive change. Kelly is a great counselor to work with and has great techniques up her sleeve. I highly recommend her!