Nelson Banegas, MDiv, CPC

Certified Pastoral Counselor

Nelson is an Ordained Pastor and a Certified Pastoral Counselor in the State of Georgia. He provides pastoral counseling to individuals, couples and families and specializes in pre-marital counseling, spirituality, and grief & loss.

Meet Nelson Banegas, MDiv, CPC

  • Certified Christian Counselor in the State of Georgia
  • Master of Divinity with emphasis in Pastoral Care and Counseling from Fuller Theological Seminary
  • Certified Prepare-Enrich Facilitator
  • Ordained Pastor
  • Specialities include: Pre-marital Counseling, Spirituality, and Clergy-Church Relations.
  • Other Areas of Expertise: Vocational Issues, Grief & Loss, Relational Concerns.

About Nelson

Nelson Banegas holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of La Verne and a Masters in Divinity with an emphasis in Family Pastoral Care and Counseling from Fuller Theological Seminary. He successfully completed a Clinical Pastoral Education Internship at Emory University Hospital Midtown, in Atlanta. Nelson is certified as a Christian Counselor by the Board of Examiners for Georgia Christian Counselors and Therapists. He is a Certified Prepare-Enrich Facilitator. He is also an ordained Pastor. 

Nelson has worked in pastoral ministry for over twenty years. Throughout his ministry career Nelson has had the opportunity to work in various pastoral roles, from assistant pastor in a small multi-cultural church in Los Angeles, to lead pastor in rural Georgia. No matter his role, Nelson’s strongest passion is providing caring support and spiritual guidance to church and community members. Working from a pastoral counseling perspective, Nelson works with couples and individuals around issues of spiritually, vocation and calling, clergy-church relations, grief and loss, pre-marital counseling, and relational concerns.

Nelson greatly enjoys guiding couples and individuals through relational and spiritual concerns from a pastoral perspective and helping them to experience relational and spiritual growth. 

Nelson is attuned to cultural nuances and is experienced in working with people from many different nationalities. He welcomes diversity in all forms and is affirming of the marital relationship in all people.

Nelson is fluent in Spanish and can provide services in this language to both couples and individuals.

Fee & Insurance Information

Please call to inquire about Nelson’s fee information.

Nelson does not directly participate with any insurance network. 

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"Man improves himself as he follows his path; if he stands still, waiting to improve before he makes a decision, he'll never move."
- Paulo Coelho
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