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Chelsea Dortch, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma and abuse Depression ADHD
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About me

I am an Illinois Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over eight years of professional experience in a large variety of settings. I am also an Illinois Licensed School Social Worker and work with students with Individualized Education Plans. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, addictions, trauma, ADHD, family conflict, school issues, child welfare, and many more!

My therapy style is fun and interactive. I have a strong personality and like to try to get to the bottom of an issue then work our way through it.

It takes A LOT of courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I'm a huge hype-man and will be your biggest cheerleader, but I will also be blunt and realistic. I want people to know that I genuinely care about them and I want the best for everyone.

I look forward to working with you and watching you succeed!

Professional experience

8yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma and abuse Depression ADHD

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

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

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

IL LCSW 149025302


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Chelsea Dortch. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

I really enjoy having Chelsea’s guidance as a therapist. I have experienced a few different professionals in the field for in-person therapy, and while they have been helpful and I am grateful, I feel like Chelsea’s approach, combined with her ability to ask you a simple question to provoke a more complex answer from you is unmatched. I feel very fortunate to have been matched with her in my limited timeframe. Thank you so much, you are a blessing

Written on Jul 11, 2023 after therapy with Chelsea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Chelsea’s great! She listens to my concerns and provides great feedback and ways to work on myself. She’s available when needed and never makes me feel rushed.

Written on May 02, 2023 after therapy with Chelsea for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd