Chelsea is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 18 years of mental health and social work experience. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Social Work with a minor in Family Studies from Weber State University in 2006. She later earned a master’s degree in Clinical Social Work with a mental health emphasis from University of Utah in 2008. Since that time, Chelsea has gained experience in adoption work, children and youth mental health, Emergency Room crisis work and outpatient psychotherapy with youth, adults, couples and families.
In 2013, Chelsea opened her therapy private practice and later expanded to the Abundant Life Counseling and Wellness Group in 2020. She now works as the clinical director, mentoring mental health therapists entering the field of outpatient psychotherapy. Chelsea currently focuses her clinical work with adults, couples and families affected by anxiety, maladaptive perfectionism, depression and mood disorders. She is especially passionate about helping individuals, couples and families navigate relationship difficulties that hinder quality of life.
Chelsea values helping others learn how to thrive in life, despite difficult circumstances and experiences. Through warmth and empathy, she focuses on building a strong therapeutic relationship with each client to create a safe environment that fosters growth and change. Through an integrative approach, Chelsea uses various therapeutic models including Systems Theory, mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to empower clients to pursue the life and change they seek.