Chelsea is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-C) and the Co-founder of Anchored Hope Therapy, LLC. She is a Maryland Board Certified Supervisor for Social Workers and Professional Counselors. She specializes in supervision that aims at reducing compassion fatigue and secondary trauma in order for providers to mitigate burnout common in the field. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Le Moyne College and her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Maryland. She has also obtained a Master’s Certificate in the Psychology of Leadership from Cornell University. Since then, her career has focused on supporting individuals and families, with complex trauma exposures and ongoing experiences of stress, in making the changes they identify as important for them. Chelsea has completed the International Association of Trauma Professionals Certification Program. She is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional- Level II C-PTSD. She is also a Brainspotting Level I practitioner and obtaining continued certification in this area. She integrates brain-based research, embodied practices, and neuroscience into treatment planning and specializes in interrupting “stuck” patterns of functioning that have persisted as a result of trauma. Chelsea believes that a strong therapeutic alliance is integral in the healing process and that everyone is able to make changes in their life.
Chelsea treats a variety of symptom presentations stemming from complex trauma experiences that are often rooted in intergenerational patterns. She has a specialized training background in treating adult and child survivors of sexual abuse, assault, and sex trafficking utilizing an integrated brain-based and body-focused approach to complex trauma symptoms that have not subsided with traditional therapy models. She also has specialized training in treating and managing high risk behaviors such as substance use and non-suicidal self-injury utilizing a DBT-informed approach to therapy. In addition to supporting individuals struggling to manage chronic pain, and other health related issues.
As a TF-CBT certified therapist, Chelsea believes in utilizing evidence supported treatments in therapy and tailoring treatment to fit the needs of each individual, child and family. She also works with adults and families who are in conflict and struggling to communicate their needs and desires within personal, marital and professional relationships. She works specifically with issues stemming from intergenerational trauma, narcissistic upbringing, HSP experiences, dissociation and parts integration. Chelsea works with the L.G.B.T.Q.I.A.+ community and believes in collaborating with other service providers to ensure quality care is provided. Chelsea has experience treating military families, first responders, and law enforcement in addressing trauma exposures connected to work and personal life balance. Chelsea is an active member of the Maryland Human Trafficking Task Force, Victims Service Subcommittee, and a certified trainer through this committee. She provides state-wide consultation and training to service providers and law enforcement on trauma informed therapy practices as a subject matter expert in Sexual Exploitation and Complex Trauma Experiences. As a Certified Victim Assistance Specialist Level III in the State of Maryland she supports victims who intersect within the criminal justice systems and believes that working with survivors through a social justice lens is incredibly important.