“At any moment you have a choice, that either leads you closer to your spirit or further away from it”

-Thich Naht Hanh

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About

The path to healing and wellness is not one size fits all. As an expressive therapist, I am trained to support you as an individual with a set of modalities that are specifically tailored to your needs. The concerns I have worked most closely with have been anxiety, depression, trauma, substance use, and chronic mental illness. Some of the settings I have worked in include psychiatric inpatient hospitals, partial hospitalization programs, intensive outpatient programs, inpatient detox, and rehabilitation programs; I have worked for community outreach in home therapies, and have offered therapy services in outpatient clinics, for individuals experiencing homelessness, domestic violence, and DCPP involvement.

My therapies focus on supporting you with communication, with both interpersonal and intrapersonal expression. When talking doesn’t feel right for you, that might be simply because verbalizing is not what’s needed. Sometimes, we need physical movement. Sometimes, we need to create. Other times we need to go inward and utilize mindfulness techniques to reconnect. Or maybe a combination of all the above. Through these alternative therapies, we can work together to gain a better control of the central nervous system’s natural fight/flight/freeze responses and unlock stagnant energies. I look forward to using my experience to serve you.

Qualifications and Approach:

I am a board-certified art therapist (ATR-BC) and a Yoga Alliance accredited yoga teacher (RYT200). I studied yoga on Cape Cod, MA, and have since guided students through vinyasa, hatha, restorative, and chair yoga. In addition to teaching yoga as meditation and helping to implement yogic practices in the daily lives of my students, I have also utilized yoga to help my students confront and resolve their traumas, as well as work through their addictions. I earned my master’s degree in Boston for clinical mental health counseling, with a specialization in art therapy. 

Email

chelsea@growthandempowerment.com

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