Christie Nelson

Christie Nelson

Assistant Professor

    Off Campus


Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte
M.A. Ed.S. in Mental Health Counseling from Gardner-Webb University
B.A. Psychology Concentration in Religious Studies from State University of New York at Stony Brook


clinical experience includes providing counseling, supervision, and case management in the areas of mental health, addictions, and developmental disabilities in hospital, outpatient, residential, and community settings.


mental health counseling courses, such as theories and techniques, assessment and treatment, grief and loss, ethics, human growth and development, counseling diverse populations, research methodology and applications, clinical supervision, brain-based interventions, practicum, and internship, among other areas.


research interests include contemplative practices, meditation, spirituality, and spiritual intelligence. Recent publications include:

  • Nelson, C. (2021). The predictors of counselor moral and ethical reflection: Spiritual
    intelligence, meditation, years of clinical experience, and ethical climate.
  • Nelson, C. (2021). A Buddhist perspective on loss due to addiction. In S.R. Furr (Ed.), Grief
    work in addictions counseling. Routledge.


member of the American Counseling Association and has served as president of the Gamma Alpha Omega Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota and secretary of the North Carolina Counseling Association.

Licensures and Certifications

  • Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor in the state of North Carolina.
  • Board Certified-TeleMental Health Provider