About me

Hello, my name is Todd Nelson. I grew up and currently live in Central Illinois. I am an Air Force veteran. 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. During that time, I worked with numerous adolescents from various back grounds. Many of those adolescents came from troubled homes while others had been taken into custody after criminal activity and residential setting was the last option before juvenile corrections. 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.

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". I am very interested in working with veterans and former incarcerated individuals.


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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Self esteem, Motivation
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 30

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

IL LCPC 180.003983


Reviews

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 Teen Counseling might be different.

Written on Feb 05, 2024 after therapy with Todd for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and grief

Todd is compassionate, caring and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to work on their situations.

Written on Oct 25, 2023 after therapy with Todd for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

I enjoyed my time and connection with Todd. I was able to have some real candid conversations that I have not had with other people about the things I have been experiencing and he has offered me certain tools to help move forward. I am appreciate of Todd's time and help.

Written on Sep 11, 2023 after therapy with Todd for 2 weeks

Todd Listens! Todd cares! Todd tries his best

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

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

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,

Great advice

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks again for your help

Written on Sep 13, 2022 after therapy with Todd for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Todd is an Insightful, practical and good natured therapist. Someone who makes talking easy.

Written on Sep 12, 2022 after therapy with Todd for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Todd is a fantastic listener, and wonderful therapist. He gives me pushback when it’s needed and is kind and caring at all times. I am very thankful to have been matched with Todd and look forward to our sessions each week.

Written on Aug 25, 2022 after therapy with Todd for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

I've tried therapy before and it was uncomfortable for me. Todd understands this and my hesitations/willingness towards therapy. I enjoy our sessions as we continue to build this relationship. Thanks Todd.

Written on Aug 23, 2022 after therapy with Todd for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Absolutely amazing

Written on Jul 01, 2022 after therapy with Todd for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Todd Nelson is an excellent counselor. He actively listens to my concerns and helps me sort through the pieces. He is kind and empathetic. I appreciate how he helps me express my thoughts in a clear and meaningful way.

Written on Apr 03, 2022 after therapy with Todd for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes

Todd is a great listener and asks thought-provoking questions to better understand the situation I am faced with. Glad to have Todd to count on when I need guidance!

Written on Mar 19, 2022 after therapy with Todd for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

I’ve been very particular about which therapists to go to and haven’t had the best experience in the past but after finding Todd I strongly believe I won’t ever be looking for another therapist again. He’s very understanding, knowledgeable, kindhearted, a great listener and he challenges you when needed. I enjoy that he’s open with you about himself and it’s not entirely one sided. After my first session it brought tears to my eyes because I’ve been struggling and Todd truly cares and gives you such a sense of relief. Thank you teencounseling.com for matching me with Todd, I was not expecting this.

Written on Mar 08, 2022 after therapy with Todd for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

I find Todd easy to talk to definitely a good listener that makes me feel comfortable opening up and sharing with and Todd has a great sense of humor

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