Chelsea seeks to collaborate with those she works with to form deeper self-understanding and create meaningful connections. She believes that we are all meant to be loved and to be seen by others. When we experience stress, trauma, betrayal, or loss, parts of us can become closed off in order to protect ourselves from feeling more pain. This way of protecting can work some times, but can also leave us feeling even more disconnected and lonely. Through therapy, Chelsea will work alongside you to discover alternative paths to showing up more authentically and to re-connecting with yourself and your loved ones.
Chelsea’s work is integrative and guided by relational psychodynamic, attachment, trauma-informed, and cognitive behavioral theories. Through an attachment lens, she sees the therapy relationship as genuine and a key part of the healing process. Chelsea earned her Master’s degree in Psychology from Antioch University Seattle, where she is currently completing her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology.
Chelsea enjoys working with teens and adults on a variety of concerns, including depression, anxiety, trauma, relational difficulties, identity, and belonging. She has a particular interest in working with survivors of trauma and interpersonal betrayal, and an additional interest in working with gender and sexual minorities, LGBTQIA+ individuals, and relationship subculture communities (non-monogamous, polyam).