LCSW - Therapist
Chelsea has worked as a clinician, advocate, experiential educator, mentor, and case manager for youth and young adults in urban, backcountry/wilderness, outpatient, educational, and court-mandated residential settings domestically and abroad. She lived in Colorado for ten years as a Psychology undergraduate student at Colorado College, graduate student at the University of Denver, social worker in school settings, and volunteer and employee with a nonprofit that facilitates trips for young adults with developmental disabilities. Chelsea moved to Utah to work for a wilderness therapy program that combined her passion for nature and her deep belief in how healing community and experiential interventions can be. These experiences equip Chelsea with the insight, treatment knowledge, risk management skills, interpersonal awareness, and humility necessary to effectively join families in their work towards greater connection and repair.
Chelsea has extensive experience treating adolescents who experience anxiety, perfectionism, mood dysregulation, unhealthy conflict and patterns of attachment, and poor communication skills. Collaborative in her approach to healing, growth, and dismantling cycles of shame, Chelsea has experience specifically supporting clients who have obsessive-compulsive disorder or an autism spectrum diagnosis. Chelsea employs cognitive behavioral therapy and systems theory as primary therapeutic modalities with a focus on communication, resilience, and strengths-based supports. “Authenticity, humor, and non-judgment” are values Chelsea commits to integrating into her practice. She approaches topics with curiosity and compassion and helps people “connect with choice and creativity in shaping their stories.” Chelsea enjoys writing, reading, playing piano, spending time with friends and family, pets, skiing, running, adventuring/traveling, Spanish, and art.