Hi there! My name is Chelsea, and I am a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in both the state of Georgia and Connecticut. Ever since I was a little girl I can remember always wanting to help others. I was fortunate enough to grow up in a loving home with two caring and supportive parents that always encouraged me no matter what. I have always been so thankful for this, and have a passion for giving others the same support and encouragement that I was able to have throughout my life. I got into this field because I wanted to give back!I believe that growing up as a teenager in this day and time can be very difficult sometimes. The pressure to fit in and be accepted can be overwhelming. It is so important to be able to feel supported and understood, especially during this time period. For this reason I am particularly passionate about working with youth and adolescents.
While pursuing my Bachelors degree in Psychology, my love for Marriage and Family therapy was formed after learning more about individuals, couples, and family systems. I went on to pursue a Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, and through my trainings there, I found that this field not only focused on helping individuals, but also focused a lot on an individuals background, the many systems that they are apart of, and the way that these systems can help shape them into the person they are today. I strongly believe that effective therapy includes understanding the world that the individuals you work with are apart of!
My earliest experiences in the field consist of working in group home environments with troubled youth and adolescents ages 14-22 presenting with diagnoses like depression, anxiety, A.D.H.D., and also showed some early signs of certain personality disorders like bipolar and borderline, PTSD. I have also worked with youth that have experienced past sexual abuse and physical abuse/neglect by their caregivers. I additionally have 3 years of in home therapy experience working with both youth and families in crisis. I have had opportunity to work with adults ages 18+ in an outpatient setting, as well as in the communities, and in their homes. The adult population that I served presented with issues like anxiety, depression, substance abuse, homelessness, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia.
My counseling style can be described as warm, interactive, and innovative! My favorite part about the work that I do is being able to watch the individuals that I serve make positive changes right before my eyes! I am a huge encourager, and motivator, and am so passionate about supporting individuals through life stage transitions. I am friendly, open, and provide a non-judgmental space. I believe my strongest qualities are patience, empathy, and understanding. I also believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines techniques from models like Strategic, Structural, and Solution Focused therapy, however I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to hearing from you soon!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Parenting issues
- Self esteem
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LMFT #002059 (Expires: 2020-10-01)
LMFT #001744 (Expires: 2020-09-30)
Chelsea has truly been a blessing for me. I couldn't have been matched with a more capable and committed counselor. I feel heard, supported, and important. She is always prepared and she gives me things to work on in between sessions, which was lacking in my past therapy experiences. It's been about a month and I feel like I'm getting somewhere. I'm excited to continue therapy with Chelsea and I would strongly recommend her as a top notch counselor.
Chelsea is a careful and skilled listener. Chelsea understands my concerns and provides meaningful and thoughtful responses. She is open and kind. I am grateful to have received Chelsea's help on this platform.
Like every relationship, thinks take time to grow and develop. Now that I’ve had multiple sessions with Chelsea, I feel we are really clicking. I feel heard, supported, but also given challenges and goals. It has really been helping me turn a difficult time around.
Chelsea is kind and professional. She takes notes every session and is prepared each time. I believe she takes her job seriously and that is refreshing. Easy to talk to. And great insights.
Chelsea is awesome, professional and engaging during sessions
Chelsea is easy to talk to. She makes the sessions feel like a conversation. Her expertise is shown through her character and empathy towards clients. I’d recommend her!
She understands when I’m venting and confusing my feelings and doesn’t judge or make me feel awful for sharing my feelings. She puts it into perspective and helps me to make sense of things or think about things. I really like her style, much better than my last therapist who I felt I had to hold back on expressing or venting because she would send me generic answers or get back to me days later and I was onto something else.
Chelsea has been great with helping me figure out what areas in my life have been stressing me the most! I genuinely look forward to meeting with her!
I’ve had two sessions with Chelsea so far, and I’ve really enjoyed our sessions! She has made our video sessions a breeze and has a way of bringing about conversation in such a casual way to make it no pressure whatsoever. She’s also super attentive, and always knows how to put together the slew of thoughts I put out in the open into a perfectly constructed sentence. She’s wonderful! I’d recommend her to anyone looking for a down to earth counselor to talk to.
Chelsea is very sweet and really great at listening. I’m really glad I gave this a chance
Very kind and understanding counselor, who can also empathize and challenge!
Ms. Holmes was very responsive to any concerns me or my child had. I would recommend her to anyone I know!
Chelsea is patient and good at bringing in both partners to the conversation. She is very kind and nonjudgemental. It never feels like she's taking the side of one partner or the other, just interested in exploring. I'm also very happy about her availability because she always makes sure to give us an hour a week of live therapy, and she doesn't rush us during conversation. She also is very flexible with scheduling!
Chelsea is amazing. She objectively listens and offers both parties things to think about in order to see the other’s point of view. She is very good at responding and finding availability for your needs.
I love Chelsea! She’s so kind, caring and listens to everything I have to say and responds so quickly! I have really enjoyed my experience with her.
Chelsea helped me through a rough time in my relationship. I cannot thank her enough! She is great!
Chelsea is compassionate, encouraging, and most of all, she has been there for me when I felt like I could not go to anyone. She is supportive and does not judge you. I would recommend her to anyone!
Chelsea has been very helpful with issues I've been having for a long time. In a very short time she made me feel heard, comfortable and gave me coping mechanisms which are very helpful. I really enjoy this platform and being able to discuss things in writing and at my leisure.