Dr. Robert Nelson

Psychologist

About Me

I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over twenty years of providing counseling and psychological help to individuals from a diverse background, with varying beliefs and issues. I obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in a triple major to include psychology, sociology and theology. I dual tracked Masters work in Marriage and Family therapy while completing a doctorate in Clinical Psychology. I have certifications as a School Psychologist in California and South Carolina and a School Administrator's certification in California. I have a deep personal faith but value all persons regardless of their belief systems. I have studied and mastered many different treatment approaches however I have found the most effective treatment approach is that which best fits each individual client. For that reason, I am always very interested to learn which approach each client thinks best. I approach all clients with a deep respect and a person-centered tenet of unconditional positive regard. I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

Psychologist #SC1210 (Expires: 2023-11-30)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Robert Nelson. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by A.R. on Feb 20, 2022 after therapy with Robert for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I have been seeing Dr Nelson for about 1 year. This has been the best therapy experience I have had. He has helped me in many aspects of my life and really shows that he genuinely cares.

Written by E.R. on Oct 11, 2021 after therapy with Robert for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Dr. Nelson has been very helpful in allowing me to find perspective and problem-solve!

Written by R.O. on Aug 04, 2021 after therapy with Robert for 1 month on issues concerning grief, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Dr. Nelson is an anointed God send to my life. He offers practical advice backed by spiritual power and real life experience. He will challenge your thinking while offering fresh revelation and insights. If you're looking for a, "Yes man", keep looking, but if you're looking for a courageous voice of reason, look no further he's your Man!

Written by Z.I. on Jul 05, 2021 after therapy with Robert for 2 months on issues concerning self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Dr. Nelson is not like other doctors or therapists. He is very observant and able to truly understand your personality and situation. His expertise is amazing as I have tried other therapists and have not found them to be as helpful as him. I am Muslim and would surely recommend to anyone who needs a psychologist who also understands spirituality. :)

Written by N.I. on Jun 04, 2021 after therapy with Robert for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I don’t have many opportunities to talk to someone who understands depression which is why I sought out therapy in the first place. It has always been very isolating to have difficulty being able to trust friends and family to be able to listen to my concerns and troubles without judgment or taking it personally. Dr. Nelson is very patient and he is someone who doesn’t meander around issues. I would say that if you need someone who is straightforward and offers unambiguous insights, Dr. Nelson is someone I would recommend

Written by T.H. on Apr 17, 2021 after therapy with Robert for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

I was diagonosed with a manifest depression in January 2021. In Japan where I live, serious psychotherapy is near to impossible to get. I approached betterhelp and after I clearly informed betterhelp about my diagnosis and the requirements I would have towards a psychotherapist I was introduced to 2 potential candidates. I chose Dr Nelson because of his educational background and decades long experience. I never regretted my decision. Dr Nelson is a very focused, kind and compassionate therapist. After 2 sessions where Dr Nelson evaluated my situation carefully and meticiously, we started the actual therapy. Dr Nelson introduced mutliple concepts that would help me to better understand how to confront and manage challenging and trying times in my life in general, finding the path to a reasonable decision making process in particular that would lead to more consistency and security in my life, increase my self understanding and hence increase my self confidence. Dr Nelson also advised with utmost professionalism about medication I was prescribed with which was to support and sideline the therapy. I do highly recommend Dr Nelson as a therapist due to his educational, professional and characteristical features for fellow patients that experience severe depression.

Written by T.I. on Mar 11, 2021 after therapy with Robert for 3 months on issues concerning self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Dr. Nelson's down-to-earth, eye-level approach to helping me get some of my thoughts and shaken ideals un-stuck is one of the best therapeutic experiences I have had so far.

His empathic, genuine way of rephrasing questions into advice and helping to open new, deeper perspectives is a clear indication of his many years of experience in working in mental health counseling.

Written by P.H. on Mar 08, 2021 after therapy with Robert for 3 weeks on issues concerning intimacy-related issues

Dr. Nelson makes understanding the process easy and simple for what would seem like an impossible task to understand. He's easy to talk to and has great insight.

Written by S.I. on Feb 18, 2021 after therapy with Robert for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

Dr Nelson is very professional and our sessions are efficient. He gets to the point, which is what I want.

Written by E.L. on Feb 04, 2021 after therapy with Robert for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and self esteem

Dr Nelson is a great mix of a stable, no bullshit attitude but also has empathy and takes time to listen. I appreciate someone who doesn't sugar coat and I respected his perspective. Thanks for all your help Dr.Nelson

Written by L.Y. on Feb 01, 2021 after therapy with Robert for 3 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Dr Nelson is an extremely skilled and experienced psychologist. His manner is warm, open and caring. My therapy sessions with him have helped me address my issues with concrete strategies and helpful suggestions. I always feel listened to and as though he is really there for me. He also has a lovely sense of humour.

Written by C.A. on Jan 18, 2021 after therapy with Robert for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Dr. Nelson restored my faith in talk therapy! He is a patient, thoughtful, and experienced counselor. I appreciate his “no nonsense” method, and believe I can share my thoughts and feelings honestly with him. He extends each session to an hour so that it is more of a traditional experience, but with a modern twist with video chat. I appreciate Dr. Nelson and BetterHelp for sticking with me.

Written by A.S. on Jan 15, 2021 after therapy with Robert for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Dr Nelson is still the bomb! 6 months later and I’ve made so much progress

Written by D.E. on Dec 28, 2020 after therapy with Robert for 2 months

Dr. Nelson was a tremendous help during a very stressful episode in my life. His counsel, caring, and humor enabled me to navigate more sure-footedly through a difficult passage in life. I highly recommend him.

Written by F.A. on Dec 27, 2020 after therapy with Robert for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

helpful and by all means calm which make you calm too

Written by A.Y. on Dec 22, 2020 after therapy with Robert for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Had 3 video sessions with Dr. Nelson, and he is extremely supportive, can see the problems and doubts and helps to understand by asking the right questions. Very respectful and it is comfortable to discuss everything, easily able to build a trustful and comfortable atmosphere during the video sessions.

Written by K.I. on Dec 04, 2020 after therapy with Robert for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Dr. Nelson has a very large breadth of knowledge concerning mental health. His expertise is diverse and I am confident in his opinions regarding my mental health struggles. He is very honest and to the point with his responses, knowledgable about medications, the spectrum of mental illness and I look forward to working with him.

Written by J.A. on Dec 02, 2020 after therapy with Robert for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Dr Nelson has been a great help to me in working through a number of things I was struggling with. His easy demeanor, compassion and use of humor kept sessions lively when appropriate and also helped to lighten the mood when things were heavy. I wasnt too sure about him at first but I decided to give him a chance by the end of our first session, I was glad I did.

Written by A.R. on Nov 07, 2020 after therapy with Robert for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Dr. Nelson understands my life experiences and alternative lifestyle. He is authentic and sincere, accepting me as who I am.

Written by L.A. on Oct 28, 2020 after therapy with Robert for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and compassion fatigue

Dr. Nelson has been a huge help to me in this season of my life. I cannot recommend him enough. He is very relatable and has excellent stories that help me see big picture when I’m lost.

Written by C.O. on Aug 30, 2020 after therapy with Robert for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

he has been understanding and helpful

Written by J.O. on Aug 20, 2020 after therapy with Robert for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and career difficulties

I have only been working with Dr. Nelson for 3 Sessions and already making improvements. He always has great advice. I’m looking forward to more sessions with him.

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