Hi there! If you're reading this, you are a brave individual dedicated to becoming the best "you" possible. I am always honored and humbled when chosen to be a part of someone's most intimate journey of self-improvement and fulfillment. Therapy is a powerful though sometimes difficult process for some and growth is never for the weak. Congratulations on getting here!
After working as a professionally trained musician, I made my foree into the helping profession as a board certified music therapist after receiving my education at the University of Iowa. Shortly after beginning my work in the music therapy world, I gained my master's in clinical counseling so I could gain clinical tools and add accessibility for individuals looking to heal their mind, body and soul. My approach is a creative one tailored to the individual; I take a multimodal approach in which I incorporate different skills and methods from different modalities so that I can help an individual meet their goals in a nonthreatening way that appeals to their needs, interests and strengths. Some sessions might incorporate music and art while in other sessions I encourage the power of writing or nature. I enjoy getting to know my clients well so we can use your interests to your advantage.
I have a particular passion for working with survivors of trauma and abuse - both young and old. In my office, I work with individuals with complex PTSD, helping them to process their traumas and build up a new, healthy view of the world, opening their eyes up to safety and security where there was once fear. I also work with offenders and survivors of domestic violence, those suffering from symptoms of mood disorders (such as depression and bipolar disorder), anxiety disorders, men's and women's issues, intimacy issues/sexual dysfuction and addiction, comorbid mental health and substance use disorders, parenting concerns, phase of life problems and a variety of other needs. I am trained in EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) and find creative ways to use this via distance counseling when indicated. I am here to listen and empathize, offering you a warm and compassionate space to share your concerns and help you to problem solve and heal.
I have a great deal of experience working with individuals (children, adolescents and adults), couples, LGBTQ+ populations, parents and families.
I am so humbled to be a part of your healing journey and look forward to hearing YOUR story.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Intimacy-related issues
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Avoidant Personality , Codependency , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dissociation , Domestic Violence , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Fertility Issues , Gender Dysphoria , Guilt and Shame , Infidelity , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Narcissism , Personality Disorders , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Prejudice and Discrimination , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Sex Addiction , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexual Dysfunction , Sexuality , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Traumatic Brain Injury , Women's Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
Other #9662316-6004 (Expires: 2022-09-30)
Chelsea is compassionate, insightful, and nonjudgmental. I've seen a lot of different counselors over the years, but Chelsea is the first person I have been able to open up to about my trauma. With her help, I have started to feel like myself for the first time in years.
I like that she's relatable and easy to talk to.
Chelsea is very approachable and I have found her easy to open up to. She has a good understanding of topics related to intimacy and couples.
Chelsea has been our first exposure to counselling and she may have ruined us on other counselors because she is so good! She listens to us, allows us to travel off on tangents, respects our need to speak freely and curse and helps guide us back to the real issues at hand. Our relationship has drastically improved with the help of her communication techniques.