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About Chelsie

Chelsie is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois. Her clinical experience has primarily been focused on working with children, adolescents and their families from diverse cultures and backgrounds. Chelsie also has experience working with adults in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She believes in establishing a secure, trusting, respectful space with individuals to guide them in exploring, gaining tools, strategies, and motivation for reaching goals and living a more fulfilling life. She hopes to continue helping others see their value and strengths in a non-judgmental environment.

Chelsie takes an eclectic approach to therapy to identify how physical, social, spiritual, emotional, and relational issues all impact a person and influence mental health. Chelsie tailors interventions and techniques to the specific individual. She has a passion for connecting to those seeking professional help, emotional health, support, and guidance. Chelsie works from cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused framework, person-centered therapy, rational emotive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral intervention and play therapy. Chelsie works with a wide range of areas that includes working with the following issues: depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, Bipolar, self-esteem, relationship issues, stress management, life transitions and developmental issues, OCD, ADHD, Autism, communication issues, grief/loss, anger management, school related issues, substance use, LGBTQIA issues, and trauma. 

Chelsie also participates in the Department of Transportation DOT SAP program for individuals seeking out completing their mandatory required substance abuse education and therapy hours for places of employment and failed drug screens for state of Illinois. She is able to help individuals complete their mandatory completion of hours for DUI’s and substance abuse related issues.

During the past 10 years she received her training as a case manager in a group home for adolescents, educational based settings, and supporting 504/ IEP accommodations. She received her Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University. She is originally from the Champaign area.  During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three children. She also loves traveling, reading, and always learning new things.