Hello! Thank you for taking the time to view my profile! My name is Chelsea and I am an LCPC in the state of Maryland, a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) from the National Board of Certified Counselors, and an Approved Supervisor with the state of Maryland Board of Professional Counselors. I obtained my Masters from The Johns Hopkins University School of Education and have been practicing in community work with children, teens, families, and adults with severe and persistent mental illness for the past 9 years. I have experience in working with a wide range of clinical concerns such as ADHD, anxiety, depression, bipolar and other mood disorders, trauma, self-esteem, adjustment disorders and life transitions, behavioral and emotional disturbances, relationship issues, and family conflict.
I practice from a person-centered approach and draw from Cognitive-Behavioral, Solution-Focused, and Motivational Interviewing interventions. I believe that the therapeutic alliance is one the most significant predictors of successful outcomes in therapy. I foster this through empathy, validation, and unconditional positive regard for each of my clients. I am passionate about challenging the stigma related to mental health and educating the public in order to reduce the labels associated with it. "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step". I am here to embark on and support you on this journey, every step of the way. I recognize that it is not easy to take this first step and I want to commend you on that.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Body Image, Codependency, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, First Responder Issues, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
MD LCPC LC6483
Chelsea is a fantastic counselor! She is very attentive and always knows what to say!
Written on Jan 25, 2021 after therapy with Chelsea for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd
Betterhelp definitely changed my life. If you have any hesitation about therapy or whether it's for you, this is an amazing way to start. 8 months later I'm still here and I really have been able to incorporate things I've learned into my daily life! Chelsea specifically is so understanding and really listens to all my concerns. She also remembers minute details I tell her and uses them in future sessions to check on the progress of something I've been working on, or insecurities that I said I wanted to tackle! Highly recommend Chelsea and Betterhelp in general!
Written on Nov 30, 2020 after therapy with Chelsea for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management
Written on Jul 23, 2020 after therapy with Chelsea for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Chelsea is personable, very attentive and listens well.
Written on Apr 23, 2020 after therapy with Chelsea for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management
I’ve only had one phone conference. However, I love the messages she sends checking up on me & I love how she makes sure I’m okay.
Written on Mar 25, 2020 after therapy with Chelsea for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem
I have only been in counseling for a few weeks but it has already made a world of difference. Chelsea is a great listener and always gives useful feedback. I am very grateful to her!
Written on Mar 04, 2020 after therapy with Chelsea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and relationship issues