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Dedra Chavis, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Trauma and abuse Parenting issues Depression
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About me

Hello, I'm Dedra Chavis and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
I hold a Master of Arts degree in Counseling with an emphasis on Mental Health. My work experience includes a broad range of issues, including anxiety, depression, stress management, family dynamics, self-esteem, health, and lifestyle. I also have a specialty in working with complex trauma. I am skilled in individual, family and group therapy, utilizing evidence and strength based treatment models including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT), Trauma Informed Care and Motivational Interviewing. A number of different therapeutic styles and modalities may be explored depending on appropriateness and the client’s situation. I am well versed in DSM-V diagnosis, treatment for co-occurring disorders, treatment planning, assessment, clinical documentation, and psychoeducation.

I strive to establish strong therapeutic communications and relationships that encourage clients willingness to discuss issues of concern and expand healthy awareness. My approach to therapy is holistic and client-centered. I understand problems or challenges that individuals experience, in the context of larger relational systems: family, community, environmental, and cultural. I value and welcome feedback regarding client’s therapy experiences, what works best and does not work as well. My role is to assist you in reaching your goals by providing non- judgmental support and helping to facilitate your journey.

If this is your first experience with therapy, you might feel a bit nervous or apprehensive. That’s normal! Therapy is a process that allows you the freedom and privacy to discuss issues that are often painful or difficult to discuss with family and/or friends. I believe that in the process of our work together, you can begin to feel more at home within yourself and within your relationships.

Professional experience

13yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Attachment Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Emptiness, Family Problems, Impulsivity, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love

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

License information

CO LPC LPC.0015151


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dedra Chavis. 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.

Dedra is a wonderful therapist! She’s is down to earth and listens to understand.

Written on Aug 07, 2020 after therapy with Dedra for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I love Dedra!! She is so sweet and understanding :) highly recommend!

Written on Jun 11, 2020 after therapy with Dedra for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd