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Todd Nelson, LCPC

Stress, Anxiety Grief Self esteem Depression
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About me

Hello, my name is Todd Nelson. I grew up and currently live in Central Illinois. I began work in as a millwright/carpenter until the job market faltered in the early 80s. It was time to go back to school. With a wife and child, I opted to join the Air Force to help with those expenses. After Desert storm and 10 years of active duty, I left the military. While working on my Master's degree in counseling, I worked as an on-call therapist for an out-patient mental health clinic. I went on to become a full-time therapist with that clinic until I went on as a therapist at an in- patient facility for youth. After a few years there, I went back to my former clinic. In 2009, I took a full time position as Mental Health Professional within the Illinois Department of Corrections. In total, I have 29 years of experience in the mental health field.

If I were to describe my counseling approach, I would have to say that everyone has their own "ship to sail throughout life and my purpose is to help the captain navigate".
Within that description, I would say I use a person centered, solution focused approach. I am very laid back and I don't get caught up in citing any schools of psychology or therapy; what I call psychobabble.

My other interests outside the field are motorcycling and wood working.

Currently, I am accepting new clients, though there are no evening openings. If you are interested in setting an appointment, please let me know your preference for time to meet. Do not schedule appointments, as I do my own scheduling.

Let's chat.

Professional experience

30yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Grief Self esteem Depression

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Domestic Violence, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Life Purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Workplace Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Services offered


License information

IL LCPC 180.003983


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Todd 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.

Todd is awesome. That’s all I need to say about that!

Written on Dec 19, 2022 after therapy with Todd for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem

Great advice

Written on Nov 12, 2022 after therapy with Todd for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes,

Thank you for everything todd
My life has changed since starting to see you every week
My weekends are much better that I get to talk you Friday mornings

Written on Oct 29, 2022 after therapy with Todd for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

My sessions with Todd Nelson were outstanding and helped me as much as possible. He completely solved my psychological issue. I am incredibly thankful for my time with him and wish him the best. He is as kind, knowledgeable, and passionate as can be

Written on Oct 24, 2022 after therapy with Todd for 2 weeks on issues concerning self esteem, and coping with life changes

He has already helped me so much in just a short time

Written on Oct 14, 2022 after therapy with Todd for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and grief

Thanks again for your help

Written on Oct 05, 2022 after therapy with Todd for 2 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety