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Therapy is Important

"Your mental well-being is a priority for me"

- Chicago therapist Todd M. Nelson

T.M. Nelson

Experienced Chicago Therapist

I am a therapist whose goal is to help people with their mental health, overcome stigma, and increase awareness of mental health.  I use my clinical experience and expertise to help clients to start their way to self-acceptance, balance, and happiness. I am very dedicated to my clients, and trustworthy. Trust and sincerity are crucial during the client-therapist matching process.


I am experienced in working with individuals, couples, and families struggling with various issues, and am able to help you! I have gained experience working as a VA social worker psychotherapist in various hospital settings, including: acute psychiatry palliative care, oncology, and intensive care unit. I have also completed the Illinois 40 hour domestic violence training, including the treatment of both survivors and perpetrators of abuse. I have also trained many social work students over the years, as a clinical field instructor. I focus on providing the highest level of care.

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What Sets Todd Aside

Todd is an experienced and highly trained therapist with expertise in a diverse range of therapeutic modalities. Alongside his specialization in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Todd's extensive background encompasses various courses and activities, enriching his practice and allowing him to provide comprehensive support to his clients.

  • 12+ years of working with individuals and families with a variety of acute and subacute needs

  • Work with individuals from a wide diversity of socioeconomic, racial, and religious backgrounds

  • Extensive experience working with trauma, bereavement, depression, anxiety, and substance use disorders.

  • Extensive experience working with veterans and their families

  • Brings a unique, caring, compassionate, and empathic approach to therapy

  • Will listen to you, will not judge you, will help you seek solutions that you need, not what I think you need

  • Will not direct you on what I think your goals should be, will not tell you what I think you should do with your life

  • Will work with you in a collaborative manner, not in an authoritative manner.

  • One of few male clinicians who have taken the Illinois 40-hour domestic violence treatment and prevention training.

  • Has trained other clinicians


The Journey Towards Health Begins on the Path of Self Love. Begin Your Journey Today.

"Todd, you were there for me at a very dark time in my life. You were very patient and understanding. I just wanted to thank you."

- C.G.

"I was very happy with the services provided by TM Nelson: Counseling and Wellness and would recommend Todd Nelson to anybody seeking therpy."

- Cindy, Chicago

"Todd helped me get through some very rough times during my life for which I am eternaly grateful."

- Konrad K

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