Alan Nelson, LPC, SEP

Counselor: Adults

Alan combines warmth and empathy with down-to-earth pragmatism and a sense of humor to create a relaxed, informal environment where the spectrum of human experience can be explored in safety and with curiosity. Alan focuses on working with adult individuals struggling with anxiety, anger, depression, process addictions, self-esteem, relationships, and recovery from sexual and physical trauma. He also has experience in working with creatives, young people transitioning into adulthood, and spirituality. He loves walking with clients as they discover their strengths, find their purpose, and move toward their full, embodied potential. Alan is a certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. His primary theoretical lenses are through interpersonal neurobiology, attachment theory, and polyvagal theory.


$155 per session for individuals
$170 per session for couples

Areas of Specialty

Educational Background

Princeton University – English and Theater; University of Tennessee at Chattanooga – B.A. in Humanities; St. Edward’s University – M.A. in Counseling.

Why Therapy?

Being in therapy has turned my life around at several points. I want to give that back. It also fits my personality as I have always been the guy my friends have confided in.

Professional Motivation

Sharing in the experience of life and growth with my clients. I learn from, laugh and cry with nearly all of my clients.


Acting, singing, bowling, golf, SCUBA, cooking, reading, video games, movies.

Previous Occupations

I have been a theater owner, a working actor, acting instructor, project manager, corporate trainer, retail manager and swim coach.

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