Hi there! My name is Chelsea, and I am a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in both the states of Georgia and Connecticut. Ever since I was a little girl I can remember always wanting to help others. I was fortunate enough to grow up in a loving home with two caring and supportive parents that always encouraged me no matter what. I have always been so thankful for this, and have a passion for giving others the same support and encouragement that I was able to have throughout my life. I got into this field because I wanted to give back!
While pursuing my Bachelors degree in Psychology, my love for Marriage and Family therapy was formed after learning more about individuals, couples, and family systems. I went on to pursue a Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, and through my trainings there, I found that this field not only focused on helping individuals, but also focused a lot on an individuals background, the many systems that they are apart of, and the way that these systems can help shape them into the person they are today. I strongly believe that effective therapy includes understanding the world that the individuals you work with are apart of!
My earliest experiences in the field consist of working in group home environments with troubled youth and adolescents ages 14-22 presenting with diagnoses like depression, anxiety, A.D.H.D., and also showed some early signs of certain personality disorders like bipolar and borderline, PTSD. I have also worked with youth that have experienced past sexual abuse and physical abuse/neglect by their caregivers. I additionally have 3 years of in home therapy experience working with both youth and families in crisis. I have had opportunity to work with adults ages 18+ in an outpatient setting, as well as in the communities, and in their homes. The adult population that I served presented with issues like anxiety, depression, substance abuse, homelessness, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia.
My counseling style can be described as warm, interactive, and innovative. My favorite part about the work that I do is being able to watch the individuals that I serve make positive changes right before my eyes! I am a huge encourager, motivator, and especially passionate about supporting individuals through life stage transitions. I am friendly, open, and provide a non-judgmental space. I believe my strongest qualities are patience, empathy, and understanding. I also believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines techniques from models like Strategic, Structural, and Solution Focused therapy, however I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling, happier lifestyle 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 look forward to hearing from you soon!
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
CT LMFT 27.2059
GA LMFT MFT001744
Chelsea is an excellent listener. She never zones out on you and not remember what you said. Her responses show she really cares about helping you through what you’re going through. I feel really supported by her.
Written on Jun 29, 2022 after therapy with Chelsea for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, anger management, and career difficulties
Always checks in to make sure we’re working in a positive direction.
Written on May 31, 2022 after therapy with Chelsea for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd
She’s never not been helpful.She’s the best there is
Written on May 10, 2022 after therapy with Chelsea for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, intimacy-related issues, and career difficulties
Chelsea has been great in helping me work through so many things! She listens and always has a great response for me. Really appreciate the work we’ve been doing to get me to a better place!
Written on May 01, 2022 after therapy with Chelsea for 4 months on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and coping with life changes
Chelsea is wonderful and so insightful! She's an amazing listener and, above all, creates a safe and healthy space for you to properly express your feelings or concerns.
Written on Mar 23, 2022 after therapy with Chelsea for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Chelsea has been very supportive with my development. Her messaging is clear. She’s a great listener. And she ask questions that made me curious why I previously operated in a certain way. I am thankful for her support.
Written on Dec 22, 2021 after therapy with Chelsea for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and compassion fatigue