Shane L. Nelson, M.A., LPC Intern, CADC-R, NCC

Shane L. Nelson, M.A., LPC Intern, CADC-R, NCC

Shane understands the process of counseling as a path leading towards healing and growth. A path that the client and counselor walk together as co-travelers.

            As a registered LPC Intern, Shane believes that everyone is capable of healing, growth, and creating positive change in their life. He understands that taking the first steps on this path may be difficult and will require effort. For this reason, Shane strives to create a safe and inclusive space for individuals to explore, identify, learn, and practice the skills necessary to foster healing, growth, and the creation of positive change.

            Shane’s approach to counseling is eclectic. He believes that just as every person is unique, so too should be their path to healing, growth, and creating positive change in their life. For that reason, Shane strives to incorporate person-centered, emotional intelligence, cognitive behavioral therapy, choice theory, internal family systems, narrative theory, mindfulness, and strengths-based techniques into his counseling practice. Shane may also draw from his experience and skills as an artist, teacher, and interfaith chaplain in order to provide as holistic and integrated care as possible.

            It doesn’t matter if this is the first time you have set your feet on this path, or if you are a frequent traveler, Shane is honored to travel this path of healing and growth with you.

            For Veterans and Service Members: Whether you are a member of our community, or you are a support to someone who is, military life and the transition after may be difficult. Having made this transition after a decade of service in the U.S. Army, I understand the difficulties that may arise. I am committed to helping you successfully navigate the path of your military career and what comes after.


My Training:

2010: Graduated from American Military University with a B.A. in Religion. His portfolio focused on comparative examination of nature-centered spiritual traditions.

2013: Graduated from Art Institute of Pittsburg with an A.A.S. in Graphic Design and 2-D Animation.

2017: Graduated from Northwest Christian University with a M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. His portfolio focused on providing integrated mental health and spiritual health care for Veterans, Service Members, and their families.

2017: Interned at the Eugene Mission in Eugene, Oregon as a Veterans Counselor.

2018: Worked for Lane County Behavioral Health as a Forensic Mental Health Provider/Discharge Planner in Lane County Adult Corrections, primarily serving Veterans and individuals suffering from substance abuse.

2018: Certified Alcohol/Drug Counselor Registrant with MHACBO

2018—Present: Graduate Student in Divinity, Starr King School for the Ministry, focus on Interfaith Chaplaincy.

2019—Present: Works for Lane County Behavioral Health as a Forensic Mental Health Provider.

2019—Interned at Sacred Heart Riverbend as an Interfaith Chaplain.


My Publications:

2011—2012: “Actively Retired” for The Eugene Hotel Newsletter, Eugene, OR.

2017: Illustrations for “Psychoeducation for Adolescents & Young Adults” for EASA, Portland, OR.

2017: “A Helping Hand” for Eugene Mission, Eugene, OR.

2017: “Unassuming Multiculturalism” for The Counselor, Portland, OR.

2019: Illustrations for “Psychosis Risk Syndrome” for EASA, Portland, OR.

2019: “Reach Out” for EASA, Bend, OR.