Helping Individuals, Couples, and Families

I meet people where they are, and walk alongside them to where they want to be.

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Why The Unclosed Delta Symbol?

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Why The Unclosed Delta Symbol?

We are surrounded by symbols. They are present in every facet of our existence. At a practical level, they point us in the right direction, they issue caution, they give us choices, and they limit our choices.

Symbols have meaning. They are a powerful gate to the deeper and less conscious levels of human experience. Symbols evoke profound emotions and memories. They fuel our imagination. Symbols enable us to access aspects of our existence that cannot be accessed in any other way. We feel something but may not be able to give voice to it. To find a symbolic representation of our experience can open the way to powerful explorations of that experience and to transformative encounters.

The unclosed delta symbol represents change. The arrow on top represents moving forward. Much like the waves in the ocean, our life never goes on in a constant state. Your ability to shift over time, allows you to grow, change and become the best version of yourself that you would like to be. Through the unclosed delta symbol, you too can feel the strength within you to face any changes head-on. Remind yourself of how the world is constantly changing but you are always prepared to change with it.

MEET CHELSEA

Who is Chelsea?

Who is Chelsea?

I am a social worker with training in treating addictions, personality disorder, attachment, and trauma.  Prior to becoming a registered clinical social work intern, I worked as an advocate specialist at a nonprofit facility known for its clinical excellence in victim services, treating addictions, behavioral disorders, disability rights, and focusing on various underlying traumas and often complex emotional issues. I strongly believe that our experiences shape our perspectives and influence how we move through our lives. Every individual is unique.

While being impacted by social, cultural, economic, and spiritual experiences, I acknowledge that within each person lies inherent strengths to draw from towards healing and growth. My goal is to help each person discover and build upon those strengths in a safe environment, establishing a collaborative relationship with which we can work together through a tailored, integrated approach. I am honest and non-enabling in my approach as a social worker. In addition, I honor and understand the importance of validation and continually work to be kind, nonjudgmental, and compassionate. I begin each new relationship by inviting individuals to tell me their story. I honor and respect the courage it takes to be vulnerable and open. I treat my clients as equal partners in the process of healing.

I encourage you to reach out for a free phone consultation to initiate a conversation about how I can help you, your family and children.

SERVICES

Clinical Experience

Individual Therapy

Family Therapy

Group Therapy

DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy)

CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing)

INTERESTS

Specific Interests

Polyvagal Perspective Safe & Sound Protocol

The Polyvagal Theory emphasizes that when our autonomic nervous system is continually engaged in defensive activities, as can happen in traumatic situations or prolonged stress, these can become potentially harmful to our physical and mental health because it is chronically lacking the balance between the different branches of the autonomic nervous system.

When our sympathetic nervous system has kicked into overdrive, and we still can’t escape and feel impending death the dorsal vagal parasympathetic nervous system takes control. It causes freezing or shutdown, as a form of self-preservation. When the dorsal vagal nerve shuts down the body, it can move us into immobility or dissociation. It takes us out of connection, out of awareness, and into a protective state of collapse. When we feel frozen, numb, or “not here” the dorsal vagal system has taken control.

The Safe & Sound Protocol is an innovative, evidenced-based therapy developed by Dr. Stephen Porges whose pioneer research on the Polyvagal Theory has greatly influenced what we currently know about the impact of trauma on the nervous system.  The SSP uses filtered music to shift the nervous system’s ability to self-regulate and experience and sense of calm and safety. The Safe & Sound Protocol is a bottom-up intervention designed to stimulate the vagus nerve to thereby improve a person’s ability to experience this state of safety and calm.  

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“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” Viktor E. Frankl