Chelsea Deines

(LCSW, LSCSW)
Therapist Chelsea Deines Photo

About Me

I am a Clinical Social Worker, licensed in Missouri and Kansas and I have been practicing Social Work for almost 12 years. I have worked in a variety of settings, including medical social work, hospice/bereavement social work, and in private practice, working with a variety of ages and various populations. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD and other mood disorders.

My therapeutic style is very warm and empathetic. My first goal in sessions is to make the client/s feel as comfortable as possible, especially when the situation is anxiety provoking. I offer a supportive and encouraging perspective while challenging and providing guidance when necessary to reach therapeutic goals. My therapeutic perspective is grounded in Cognitive Behavioral approaches, along with the addition of focusing on individual strengths and provide a reality therapy perspective. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Career difficulties
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Blended Family Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 4

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #2020004196 (Expires: 2023-09-30)

LCSW #5174 (Expires: 2022-04-30)


Reviews

Written by E.R. on Jan 16, 2022 after therapy with Chelsea for 2 months

Chelsea is wonderful. She will message me through the week to check in when she doesn’t have too. If i’m in a bad situation she is there for me. My sessions are amazing.

Written by G.W. on Jan 13, 2022 after therapy with Chelsea for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning lgbt, and family conflicts

She calms me down and makes me feel less lonely

Written by C.I. on Dec 08, 2021 after therapy with Chelsea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

She is great, she makes me feel comfortable and safe when talking about my feelings and thoughts.

Written by K.A. on Dec 03, 2021 after therapy with Chelsea for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Chelsea has been an incredible source of advice - listening and understanding my feelings and helping me come to understand them as well. She has never pushed when I was hesitant to talk about something. She is happy to text back, when I have trouble discussing things on video chat. She often responds quicker than I would ever expect and outside of normal business times. Chelsea has been one of the greatest reasons that I have been able to grow and understand myself. I would absolutely recommend her, and have often recommended BetterHelp in general.

Written by C.O. on Nov 12, 2021 after therapy with Chelsea for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Chelsea has done amazing things for me. She has met me where I am at. Walked me through things I didn’t know where bothering me. Helping me with things that I thought would be with me for life. She also listens and really hears what you are saying. She pushes when appropriate and will take a step back when you need to. I have gone through a lot of counselors but Chelsea is the best by far. Thank you for all the help that you have done and will do in the future.

Written by T.A. on Oct 29, 2021 after therapy with Chelsea for 4 months

She is wonderful! She reaches out to me, and always has great resources.

Written by J.E. on Oct 21, 2021 after therapy with Chelsea for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and self esteem

Chelsea is helping me so much! I have been in counseling for years, but have made the most progress in just the last 6 months with Chelsea.

Written by L.I. on Sep 19, 2021 after therapy with Chelsea for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

I appreciate the timely responses. I feel heard and much better after a conversation.

Written by A.N. on Sep 14, 2021 after therapy with Chelsea for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and parenting issues

Wonderful experience so far

Written by M.A. on Sep 08, 2021 after therapy with Chelsea for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

I would recommend Chelsea to anyone and everyone. I feel like I’ve made lots of progress with her help.

Written by A.N. on Aug 26, 2021 after therapy with Chelsea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and sleeping disorders

Chelsea has been super helpful! With the issues, I was dealing with she was quickly able to figure out what was going on and provide me with a lot of tools and resources to help out. I love her approach to helping people and she provided me with a ton of help!

Written by E.M. on Aug 23, 2021 after therapy with Chelsea for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts

I have never seen a therapist before and she made me feel comfortable from the very beginning. I truly think she's a gem!

Written by C.I. on Aug 14, 2021 after therapy with Chelsea for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, coping with life changes, and coaching

Chelsea is a wonderful listening ear and always provides helpful encouragement. She helps me process my feelings and is willing to help me in multiple ways like text, call, or video conversations.

Written by R.H. on Aug 03, 2021 after therapy with Chelsea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Chelsea has been exceptionally helpful for me through various issues. She is always there to prompt me to see things in a new light and help me find ways to work through my complex emotions.

Written by J.O. on Jul 29, 2021 after therapy with Chelsea for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and coping with life changes

I had my first video chat session with Chelsea today. She is very compassionate and understanding of what I am going through and offered some very good suggestions on how to move forward. I would highly recommend her!

Written by D.E. on Jul 27, 2021 after therapy with Chelsea for 9 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and coaching

Chelsea is always helpful and be there for me whenever I need her!

Written by C.O. on Jul 07, 2021 after therapy with Chelsea for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and parenting issues

I worked with Chelsea for several months and she was always there to help me navigate numerous relationship, work, family and pandemic-era challenges. She was always great about making me feel heard and validating my feelings. That's often just what I needed -- an unbiased third perspective to bounce challenges or tough situations off of. I would recommend her to anyone else needing the same, and I'm so grateful for her support.

Written by E.M. on Jun 23, 2021 after therapy with Chelsea for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, and self esteem

Great Listener and truly understands the end goal. She is great at helping find resources and provide options to take action to improve at life

Written by C.H. on Jun 13, 2021 after therapy with Chelsea for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and career difficulties

I really appreciate Chelsea’s help. This was a really challenging school year, and Chelsea really helped me establish better boundaries.

Written by E.L. on May 09, 2021 after therapy with Chelsea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and trauma and abuse

Thus far, Chelsea has been prompt and supportive in helping me find new ways to think about my daily grind. I appreciate the time we can talk about some of the issues I’m dealing with and her feedback has been mostly helpful. We have yet to speak over the phone or through FaceTime, not that i have asked to or anything, so I can’t speak for how we get along, but I do enjoy knowing that she cares enough to send me a message every few days and see how I’m doing. It Is genuinely a positive in my week.

Written by C.H. on May 04, 2021 after therapy with Chelsea for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Chelsea is the perfect fit for me and has been there almost immediately whether it’s been in the middle of the night or in the middle of my day. I couldn’t have asked for a better person to lean on when I needed someone. I know she can’t be there for everyone but she has definitely changed my perspective on counseling and hope more see how helpful it can be when you find the right person. I’m incredible thankful for all she does!

Written by J.U. on Apr 18, 2021 after therapy with Chelsea for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and grief

Chelsea does a great job listening to me and recommending tools to help me. She regularly checks up on me.

Written by G.A. on Mar 27, 2021 after therapy with Chelsea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and anger management

She is extremely thoughtful, very timely, and caring. 10/10 changed my life.

Written by G.A. on Feb 04, 2021 after therapy with Chelsea for 2 weeks

Chelsea has been a great help so far. She is attentive and knows how to think in constructive ways.

Written by S.O. on Dec 24, 2020 after therapy with Chelsea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I have just started with Chelsea and she gave me some new perspective to think of. It feels good to talk to someone who's understanding and not trying to steer me into their direction.

Written by T.R. on Dec 16, 2020 after therapy with Chelsea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

She has helped me turn my life around in such an objective way, while still making sure that I know she cares. It's really remarkable how great she's been for me

Written by K.Y. on Dec 07, 2020 after therapy with Chelsea for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

So far I'm really enjoying working with Chelsea! She is understanding in given circumstances (ie needing time to work and process). She also checks in periodically even if you haven't responded, just to make sure you're doing okay. I'm looking forward progressing my work with her!

Written by K.A. on Nov 23, 2020 after therapy with Chelsea for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and compassion fatigue

Chelsea is a very dedicated therapist. She checks on her people often and genuinely is concerned.

She help me through a rough situation in my career and I really appreciate her dedication. I have recommended her to many of my past employees ensuring them that she can help.

Kate

Written by N.E. on Nov 04, 2020 after therapy with Chelsea for 2 weeks

Chelsea is a beautiful person with a beautiful smile and very warm and welcoming. I had no difficulty connecting with her . She is very well equipped and skilled for her work . Glad to have her .

Written by J.A. on Nov 02, 2020 after therapy with Chelsea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue

Chelsea is friendly, personable and easy to relate to. She listens, and really cares about who she is helping!

Written by T.O. on Sep 27, 2020 after therapy with Chelsea for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

She is the perfect therapist for me, and, I am certain, many other individuals. Through work with Chelsea I have come out from a deep, dysfunctional depression; I am now functioning at my best self to date. Gratitude.

Written by V.I. on Sep 19, 2020 after therapy with Chelsea for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Chelsea is a wonderful therapist! She listens attentively and it really shows! I feel like she is very easy to be honest with and let her know what's going on. I haven't been able to be this honest with any other therapist. She offers her support while also challenging my thoughts. Having access to Betterhelp has been such a blessing during a time I've needed it most.

Written by B.R. on Aug 22, 2020 after therapy with Chelsea for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Chelsea really helped me through a rough patch in my life. With the pandemic, my job, and my marriage all were overwhelming me. Having her to talk to helped me think about it differently.

Written by K.E. on Jul 21, 2020 after therapy with Chelsea for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, grief, coping with life changes, and coaching

Chelsea has been wonderful so far. Very attentive and understands what i'm going through. Looking forward to more counseling with her!

Written by H.E. on Jul 20, 2020 after therapy with Chelsea for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Chelsea is very helpful and attentive. She guides my healing in the direction I need to go even when I don't realize it myself.

Written by M.O. on Jul 05, 2020 after therapy with Chelsea for 2 months on issues concerning self esteem

Chelsea was so so helpful. She was always quick to respond and gave me very helpful advice. She helped me set goals and gave me motivation to push through challenges. She was very realistic with me and showed me things from a different perspective. Overall she was super helpful and I would recommend her to anyone struggling with different things.

Written by D.A. on Jun 18, 2020 after therapy with Chelsea for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Chelsea’s counseling style is warm and honest. I feel validated and at the same time feel I’m being given straight-forward feed back. She responds quickly and I feel supported. She allows the time needed for progress to take place while still gently pushing me to challenge my lines of thinking. When I do experience personal growth, she’s there to encourage and educate me on how to continue moving forward in the healthiest way for me. I highly recommend her. Chelsea’s guidance has been a huge asset to me as I work towards my goals.

Written by F.O. on Jun 09, 2020 after therapy with Chelsea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Chelsea meets me at my level and doesnt patronize or coddle me which I appreciate.

Written by D.A. on Jun 01, 2020 after therapy with Chelsea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She is very good at listening.

Written by C.O. on May 31, 2020 after therapy with Chelsea for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

She is great with communicating. Very helpful and insightful!

Written by A.N. on May 31, 2020 after therapy with Chelsea for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Chelsea has been very understanding, caring, and insightful.

Written by H.E. on May 27, 2020 after therapy with Chelsea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Chelsea has been amazing. The last counselor I had through better help I wasn't completely happy with. I'm so glad i said something and switched over. It's been a completely different experience. She listens and pays attention to the things I'm saying. Gives me opportunities to better myself and I don't feel any pressure to get things done when im not in the mood. I can really tell she's there to support me in the ways I need. I'm very happy with her.

Written by M.A. on May 22, 2020 after therapy with Chelsea for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, and compassion fatigue

I was not expecting to add a second counselor. I lucked out with Chelsea.

Written by R.E. on May 19, 2020 after therapy with Chelsea for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Chelsea is great. She is so kind and helps me to find my worth. I feel like she was an absolute perfect match and she does an amazing job helping me through life.

Written by R.E. on May 16, 2020 after therapy with Chelsea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Chelsea has been fantastic. Right off the bat she was able to pinpoint my issues and directly address them with clear steps and goals for overcoming them.

Written by A.L. on May 05, 2020 after therapy with Chelsea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Chelsea is amazing. She’s very respectful, kind, caring and prompt. I can talk to her about anything and everything and it’s always helpful. She always has another angle to look at. She’s also honest and committed to her clients. Love her!!

Written by K.I. on May 04, 2020 after therapy with Chelsea for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

Chelsea has been really integral in helping me to better understand how to process my emotions. In the beginning stages of therapy, I know that it can be overwhelming for a lot of patients. However she is respectful, reassuring, and pleasantly punctual. All of that new therapy fear was erased!

Written by U.R. on Apr 30, 2020 after therapy with Chelsea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Good help!

Written by O.Z. on Apr 25, 2020 after therapy with Chelsea for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Great gal!