Sheila Nelson

Sheila Nelson, LPC

Beaumont Office

(409) 200-2220

$125 per 50-minute session



My goal as a counselor is to help you be more in the “present” of your life and be present with you as you take that first step of courage toward your new journey! I know it can be scary, intimidating, and uncomfortable to make changes, but I hope it is one of the best decisions of your life.

Because therapy is not a “one size fits all” approach, I integrate various treatment models and tailor them to your individual needs. My framework is person-centered therapy, meaning I work collaboratively with you to empower and help you gain insight through a balance of acceptance and personal growth. Respect, empathy, genuineness, honesty and humor are offered in my sessions so that you will feel comfortable enough to openly explore your own thoughts, feelings and behaviors in an authentic way. 


I was born and raised in Beaumont, Texas.  I attended Lamar University and majored in mass communications because my dream was to be a local news broadcaster. However, as graduation grew closer, I realized I had NO desire to be on television being watched by thousands of people! So, after an internship with the Beaumont Enterprise, and having my own “Love Story” column, I instead opted for the journalism. I continued working in the newspaper business at the Bryan-College Station Eagle when I moved to College Station with my husband who was finishing up his degree at Texas A&M University. After his graduation, we moved to, what I considered, my dream city of Austin, Texas! Honestly, I thought I would live out the rest of my days there, but obviously that didn’t happen, and I was led to pursue other adventures in life. While there and looking for work, I came across a job that I did not know needed to exist. I applied and became a child protective services specialist. I worked specifically with families whose children had been removed from their care due to abuse and/or neglect. As challenging as this work was, I gained invaluable experience, but what I am most grateful for is the compassion and love I developed for people of all walks of life. Even those who had done seriously wrong things, I was able to see their value and understand they had purpose in spite of their poor choices. I also came to appreciate the phrase “there but for the grace of God, go I.”  And another great gift I received from working in this field was a strong calling to work with those who had a desire and will to pursue healthier, happier lives.

After several years of working, then being a stay-at-home mom for my children, and occasionally working as a substitute teacher or with family in our income tax preparation business, I finally returned to Lamar University to pursue a masters of education degree in counseling and development and graduated in 2010. My internship allowed me to once again find passion and a love for helping others as I work with at-risk teens at the juvenile center in Beaumont. While obtaining my licensure and even after, I discovered other populations of people that are near and dear to me, as I counseled the elderly and mentally and physically challenged adults in long-term care facilities. Obviously, I really just enjoy helping whomever is open to receiving help.


I have been married to my childhood sweetheart for more than 30 years and we have two wonderful, young adult children, a daughter and son. I also recently gained a son-in-law. We are happy empty nesters spending our free time doing whatever we feel like doing. I spend a lot of my time in church and I also enjoy reading, surfing the internet and watching cooking shows.




Mental Health Disorders


Self-esteem Issues


Grief and Loss


Teen Issues
(409) 200-2220

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