Hello and welcome!
I am so happy that you decided to take the first step in making a change. I know that it may have taken a lot of courage to take the first step, but you should be proud that you did. On our journey through life, we will endure many twists and turns, but how we navigate, makes all the difference. I am here to help you navigate those twists and turns from an understanding, non-judgmental, open-minded, supportive, and interactive perspective.
My name is Chanel Scales and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I have over 7 years of experience. I have worked with clients to assist them with processing/managing an array of concerns to include: depression, anxiety, HIV, LGBTQ+, substance use, self-esteem, parenting, finances, traumatic related issues, relationship issues, mood disorders, struggling with faith, and ADHD. I believe in using a combination of approaches, as there is no one size fits all. Some approaches that I utilize include: person-centered, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral, spiritual, and solution-focused.
I believe in treating everyone with the respect that they deserve and being straightforward, not just telling you what I think you want to hear. My goal is to provide you with tools that you can utilize beyond our sessions to be successful. I am delighted to work with you and be part of your journey.
I look forward to working with you! The best is yet to come!!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
VA LPC 0701010262
Chanel saved me from my own thoughts . She helped me battle my inner saboteur on multiple occasions. She had the perfect balance of professionalism , wisdom and warmth . I felt supported, protected, safe and cared for.
Written on Aug 28, 2023 after therapy with Chanel for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
So far, we have been able to identify traumas I thought I’d healed from. That is important to me. She is very “real” with her work.
Written on Jun 23, 2023 after therapy with Chanel for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life change
After just a few sessions with Chanel, I’ve noticed a major difference in my attitude, faith, and overall emotions. Chanel is an absolute gem! Her patience, openness, & kindness has helped me look forward to therapy.
Written on Jun 15, 2023 after therapy with Chanel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and adhd
I have not been seeing Chanel for a few weeks but she truly makes me feel seen and understood. I have been searching for a therapist like her. Grateful to have found her at this stage in my life journey.
Written on Jun 12, 2023 after therapy with Chanel for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
I feel very grateful for the environment betterhelp provides their clients and therapist. I am so thankful to of found Chanel, I feel comfortable and safe and able to express myself because of the resources and tools she has guided me with.
Written on Nov 16, 2022 after therapy with Chanel for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and adhd
She listens very well and is very caring
Written on Jun 07, 2022 after therapy with Chanel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes