Christal Nelson,LCMHC

Christal Nelson,LCMHC

Telehealth Available
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMHC - 12868
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • AmeriChoice (UnitedHealthcare Community Plan)
  • Beacon
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • First Health
  • GWH-Cigna (formerly Great West Healthcare)
  • Humana
  • Multiplan PHCS
  • Optimum HealthCare
  • Optum
  • Optum/United Health Care
  • Optum Health
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • TRICARE Non-Network Provider
  • United Health Care
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Evening Availability


Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514

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My Approach to Helping

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.

More Info About My Practice

Thriveworks is a leading mental health provider of therapy and psychiatry, founded in 2008 by AJ Centore PhD. Thriveworks offers in-person and online care, with 380+ offices across the country and online providers in 49 states.
Thriveworks’  licensed providers accept most insurances, covering 180 million Americans. They provide personalized treatment for depression, anxiety, trauma, stress, relationship issues, and more.

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Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Industries & Communities Served

  • Entertainment Industry
  • First Responder/Medical Professionals
  • Military/Law Enforcement
  • Education
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals
  • Professional Sports
  • LGBTQ+

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Agoraphobia
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Sex Addiction

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)
  • Reality Therapy

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