Chelsea Sheedy

(MS, LCMHC)

About Me

Hi there! If you're reading this, you are a brave individual dedicated to becoming the best "you" possible. I am always honored and humbled when chosen to be a part of someone's most intimate journey of self-improvement and fulfillment. Therapy is a powerful though sometimes difficult process for some and growth is never for the weak. Congratulations on getting here!

After working as a professionally trained musician, I made my foree into the helping profession as a board certified music therapist after receiving my education at the University of Iowa. Shortly after beginning my work in the music therapy world, I gained my master's in clinical counseling so I could gain clinical tools and add accessibility for individuals looking to heal their mind, body and soul. My approach is a creative one tailored to the individual; I take a multimodal approach in which I incorporate different skills and methods from different modalities so that I can help an individual meet their goals in a nonthreatening way that appeals to their needs, interests and strengths. Some sessions might incorporate music and art while in other sessions I encourage the power of writing or nature. I enjoy getting to know my clients well so we can use your interests to your advantage.

I have a particular passion for working with survivors of trauma and abuse - both young and old. In my office, I work with individuals with complex PTSD, helping them to process their traumas and build up a new, healthy view of the world, opening their eyes up to safety and security where there was once fear. I also work with offenders and survivors of domestic violence, those suffering from symptoms of mood disorders (such as depression and bipolar disorder), anxiety disorders, men's and women's issues, intimacy issues/sexual dysfuction and addiction, comorbid mental health and substance use disorders, parenting concerns, phase of life problems and a variety of other needs. I am trained in EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) and find creative ways to use this via distance counseling when indicated. I am here to listen and empathize, offering you a warm and compassionate space to share your concerns and help you to problem solve and heal.

I have a great deal of experience working with individuals (children, adolescents and adults), couples, LGBTQ+ populations, parents and families.

I am so humbled to be a part of your healing journey and look forward to hearing YOUR story.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Intimacy-related issues
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

Other #9662316-6004 (Expires: 2020-09-30)


Reviews

Written by A.L. on Jul 08, 2020 after counseling with Chelsea for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Chelsea is so compassionate and has made a huge, positive impact on my recovery. I haven't found a better qualified therapist and highly recommend her.

Written by A.N. on May 30, 2020 after counseling with Chelsea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Chelsea has been very helpful and understanding in the beginnings of my therapy. I tend to be very busy and I work night shifts so our times don’t always line up perfectly but she has been very timely in her responses and very understanding.

Written by B.E. on Mar 07, 2020 after counseling with Chelsea for 2 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

She is amazing. Kind and caring and very understanding.

Written by O.L. on Mar 05, 2020 after counseling with Chelsea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and ad

In a matter of weeks she has been more helpful to me then the number of people and counselors I have tried to see in the past few years. She is the best thing that has happened to me in this time of my life. She is my guardian angel and I’m so grateful for her.