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Christal Nelson LCMHC

VerifiedOffers Online TherapyIn-person Meetings
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Christal Nelson Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor

General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Fridayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Sundayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM

What does a first session with you look like?

The first session, as with all Thriveworks therapists, will involve talking through your needs and goals for therapy — whether those involve managing depression, anxiety, relationship problems, or another mental health challenge. This will enable you to receive the very best care, as a personalized treatment plan will then be developed for subsequent sessions. Thriveworks helps people live happier, more fulfilling lives. Clients are guided and supported as they work through their unique mental health challenges – and, along the way, shown the life-changing power of therapy.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I offer a variety of counseling approaches including CBT / Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems. As a first-generation immigrant and woman of melanin, I understand the additional stresses to simply exist and succeed.

What should we know about your experiences and background?

Christal Nelson is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) and substance counselor with 6 years of experience. Before Christal entered the mental health field, she enjoyed a career in EMS and Medical Transport for approximately 15 years. It was the medical field that fostered her passion to assist in the mental health field, and it also geared her empathy towards grief, trauma, and addictions. In addition, it gave Christal an early insight into burnout and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), so during her tenure as a therapist she became certified in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). As a therapist she is passionate to work with adolescents and adults, to overcome challenges so that they may live more fulfilling lives. Christal specializes in depression, anxiety, trauma, addictions, grief/loss, and bipolar disorders. Christal completed both her bachelor's degree in Psychology and her Master of Science (MS) in Professional Counseling at Liberty University. She is eclectic in her therapeutic modalities but includes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and motivational interviewing (MI) to guide her clients in the therapeutic process. Loss is loss, trauma is trauma, and grief is grief. When life is hard, it's hard--but you do not have to go through it alone. Christal is confident that she would be able to support you on your journey to gain new perspectives and techniques that allow you to cope with whatever you may be going through. If you are ready to do the work, schedule an appointment with her today.






Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

General Expertise







Aging related concerns

Anger management

In-Network Insurance



Blue Cross NC

Cigna EAP




First Session$200
Individual Therapy$160
Marriage & Couples Counseling$160
Family Therapy$160
Group Therapy$160

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Family Therapy

Group Therapy


Adults (25-65)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Eclectic Therapy

Gestalt Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)


  • North Carolina, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, 12868


Master of Arts in Professional Counseling, Liberty University

Work History


Online Therapy

Office at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

Frequently Asked Questions About Christal Nelson, LCMHC

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Christal Nelson, LCMHC, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Christal Nelson accepting new clients?

Yes, Christal Nelson is accepting new clients for online therapy in North Carolina and in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Chapel Hill, 1516 E Franklin St Suite 200, Chapel Hill, NC, 27517.

Does Christal Nelson accept insurance?

Yes, Christal Nelson accepts insurance, including Aetna, Blue Cross NC, Cigna, Cigna EAP, Humana and Optum.

What types of therapy does Christal Nelson offer?

Christal Nelson offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.

Does Christal Nelson offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Christal Nelson offers in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Chapel Hill, 1516 E Franklin St Suite 200, Chapel Hill, NC, 27517.

Does Christal Nelson offer online therapy?

Yes, Christal Nelson offers online therapy via video sessions to people in North Carolina.

How quickly can I see Christal Nelson?

Christal Nelson typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Christal Nelson speak?

Christal Nelson conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Christal Nelson online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Christal Nelson online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.