Individual Psychotherapy

Individual psychotherapy is a safe space in which you can gain insight and creative perspective, access resources with inner wisdom, and experience a unique therapeutic relationship which is compassionate and affirming. Therapy supports you in making personal changes that help you live the life you truly desire. It is a valuable tool that can benefit just about anyone who would like to heal, grow, or evolve as a person with increased self-awareness and expanded perception. It can be extremely useful in both alleviating and preventing suffering, restoring balance within, and improving interpersonal relationships. It is also a great resource for thriving, resilient people who would like to sustain their wellness by addressing unresolved issues so they can experience breakthroughs into higher levels of potential and ways of being in the world.landscape-nature-hand-field

I offer both short and long term therapy, and often draw from various approaches in order to create the ideal treatment to address your unique needs. My style is warm, encouraging, direct and interactive as I partner with you to establish and move toward your personal goals. While I work with a broad range of individuals, I also have areas of specialization.

My Areas of Specialization:

  • Spiritually Oriented Therapy – see Transpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Sexual and Gender Diversity
    • LGBTQI Empowerment
    • Transgender / Non-Binary Affirmative
    • Identity Exploration / Coming Out
    • Healing Internalized Shame
    • Navigating Relationships
    • Queer Spirituality
  • Relationship Diversity – Poly and Kink Aware
  • Cultural Diversity – Subcultures and Marginalized Populations
  •  Healing Psychological Trauma
    • Overwhelming emotional experiences that are caused by stressful events and result in ongoing psychological suffering

Common Issues I Can Help You With:

  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Mood Swings
  • Grief/Loss
  • Life Transitions
  • Personal Growth
  • Identity Development
  • Self-Esteem
  • Abuse
  • Addiction / Substance Abuse
  • Relationship Challenges (work, family, friends, romance)
  • Stress Management
  • Shame
  • Life Purpose
  • Older adult / Aging
  • Adolescent / Early Adult / Midlife issues

“I’ve had the honor of working closely with Chelsea for over four years as part of an interdisciplinary treatment team. She’s an empathic, perceptive therapist who is committed to establishing effective alliances with her clients. She is gifted in her clinical ability to adapt treatments to clients’ changing needs and life situations, and does so in a culturally sensitive fashion with consideration of gender, race, sexual orientation, spirituality and culture. She helps people transform mental and emotional suffering into empowering new perspectives with resilience. I highly recommend Chelsea to anyone seeking an intelligent, trustworthy psychotherapist who is an expert at facilitating the development of deeper self-understanding, healthier coping skills, and the courage to embody one’s authentic self.”
–  Laura Wolfe, MD

“Chelsea and I worked closely together for many years in a clinical setting, and I’ve had the privilege of knowing her both personally and professionally. She is incredibly communicative, supportive and willing to encourage and motivate clients in a positive way in order to create the best possible outcomes in therapy. She brings her strengths as a person into her work, making her a compassionate and accepting therapist who is both proactive and solution focused. Her intuitive insight and understanding of the human condition facilitate excellent care for a wide range of issues such as relationship struggles, identity development, and overcoming chronic patterns. She is particularly skilled at helping people broaden their perspective and develop tools to deal with life in a resourceful way. With confidence and kindness, she helps people develop more self-compassion, and I highly recommend her as an experienced and effective therapist.”
– Michele Bachmeier, MFT