ChelseaDeMarteMFTI provide individual and group therapy to adults. I am a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT #48288) licensed by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, and have a Masters in Counseling Psychology from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. For over a decade, I have been practicing the art and science of psychotherapy with people from all walks of life. I’m a member of CAMFT, Gaylesta, Bay Area Open Minds, and the Spiritual Emergence Network. I hold certification as a HeartMath Interventions Specialist, and am trained in EMDR. In addition to my private practice, I currently work at a local hospital outpatient clinic  where I provide clinical services and supervise interns.

I find joy in helping people transform personal obstacles and suffering into higher states of being and potential. I have gone through this process myself, and have directly experienced profound transformation as a result. I believe that the best helping professionals are the ones who have gone through their own therapy and continue to consciously examine themselves throughout their lives. Therefore, my work is informed by both my ongoing professional training and regular engagement in self-development. This includes my dedication to psycho-spiritual growth through participation in personal healing work and spiritual practice.

I have engaged in a lifelong exploration into the nature of consciousness and human potential, and am passionate about the intersection of science and spirituality. In addition to my work as a mental health clinician, I also practice subtle energy healing as a certified Matrix Energetics Practitioner and Sound Healer. I have trained in Shamanism, Tantric Buddhism, Egyptian High Alchemy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Qi Gong, and various forms of meditation.

My clinical work is informed by modern research in Neuroscience which validates the power of mindfulness based techniques to rewire the brain and cultivate beneficial mental and emotional states. In addition, I apply research from Positive Psychology, which explores the positive virtues and strengths that support optimal thriving and meaningful fulfillment in life.

As a dancer and former collegiate athlete, I have profound appreciation for the mind-body connection, and have found that incorporating a Somatic approach in my work is essential to accessing unconscious material and facilitating embodied growth.