Dr. Chelsea Dumas

Psychologist

About me

My name is Chelsea and I am a clinical psychologist, licensed in the states of Illinois and Michigan. I completed my doctoral training in clinical psychology and have a Doctor of Psychology degree. I have worked with a variety of clients in my nine years of clinical work. My approach to therapy is a combination of Family-Systems, Cognitive-Behavioral, and Client-Centered. This means that I like to understand how your environment (family, work, neighborhood, city, country, society) affect you and your ability to solve problems. I sometimes find it helpful to examine the relationships between your thoughts, feelings, and actions, and work to change unhelpful thoughts. I also like to go my client's pace and work on the goals that are most important to you.

I have been lucky to work with many different people on several different goals. My specialty is working with individuals affected by substance use, including those currently using, trying to stop, those who have been in recovery for a long period of time, and the family and friends affected by substance use. I have major experience in treating depression, anxiety, and symptoms related to stressful events and trauma. I can also help with family/relationship issues, life transitions, sleep difficulty, body-image/ self-esteem and motivation.

Asking for help is not any easy thing for anyone. I am always so humbled by my clients' bravery and the strength it takes to reach out. I am so excited for the opportunity to work with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Co-morbidity , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 9

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

IL Psychologist 071009812

MI Psychologist 6301018607


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Chelsea Dumas. 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.

Written on Dec 31, 2020 after therapy with Chelsea for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Wonderful helping me through some tough mental times.

Written on Aug 23, 2020 after therapy with Chelsea for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Dr. Dumas has been amazing. She is very knowledgeable and understanding, and has given me a wide variety of tools that I use in my daily life to maintain my mental health. I am definitely noticing a lot of change in myself and I am very thankful for all of her support.

Written on Nov 01, 2019 after therapy with Chelsea for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Dr. Dumas has presented me with a ton of insight into my battles with addiction and substance abuse. She has been a rock in my life over the past few months when I actually became serious about battling my alcoholism. I’m looking forward to addressing other issues in life with her. 10/10

Written on Oct 12, 2019 after therapy with Chelsea for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

I came to BetterHelp after I had a poor experience with a counseling center in my town. Dr. Dumas has done a great job at making me feel like I’m heard and like my feelings are valid. Overall I am extremely satisfied and would recommend her to anyone!

Written on Aug 03, 2019 after therapy with Chelsea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and self esteem

Dr. Dumas has been very helpful in helping me understand different things. She replies back pretty quickly and types long replies. She has offered graphics that have been very helpful. Would recommend her to anyone, she’s been great.

Written on Apr 08, 2019 after therapy with Chelsea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and anger management

She’s great!

Written on Mar 20, 2019 after therapy with Chelsea for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Dr. Dumas really understood my concerned and offered not only one way but several ways to help me out. I got my answer through her what i was exactly looking for. I appreciate her help, time, hard work and effort. Will most likely to return back to her if i come back. Thanks

Written on Mar 06, 2019 after therapy with Chelsea for 2 months on issues concerning eating disorders, and bipolar disorder

Lovely to work with, very considerate and kind, a positive influence on my life.

Written on Dec 03, 2018 after therapy with Chelsea for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and self esteem

Dr. Dumas has been wonderful so far helping me see patterns in my own behavior as it relates to family issues. She always offers positive, concrete ways to tackle issues I am having. She is also really fantastic at checking in and responding to messages. She really shows she cares, and is very easy to talk and open up to. I really look forward to see the progress I will make under her guidance.

Written on Oct 08, 2018 after therapy with Chelsea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

Therapy has never been right for me. Sitting in an office once a week for an hour seemed... Distant. Most therapists I spoke with made me feel more like a paycheck than a person needing help. I've only been speaking with my Dr. Dumas for a couple weeks but in that time I have already gotten a lot out of my time with her. She's warm and accepting and I never feel any sort of judgment. She's given me very helpful advice and helped me see things from different perspectives. She speaks to me intelligently and doesn't ever condescend. I'm really happy to have found someone who is willing to work with me at my pace and my level of comfort.

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