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The Studio Approach

What is a counseling studio and how is it different from other counseling offices? You may be more familiar with art studios or yoga studios. Like these places, Grace to Grow Studio is a place where you show up, practice your skills, get to be yourself without judgment, and never expect perfection. We will work at a pace that feels comfortable to you and work through difficult topics with sound decision making, empathy, and, when we can, a sense of humor. 


Meet Chelsea

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Perinatal Mental Health Certified, EMDR Certified Therapist, and EMDR Consultant-in-Training

Hi, I’m Chelsea. I specialize in providing EMDR Therapy and am passionate about working with adults, especially new and expectant parents, to confront their past hurts to become the best versions of themselves.

I have both formal education and professional experience in understanding how the brain works. I love using this knowledge to help you confront the parts of your life that feel scary. We do this so you can begin each day knowing you are worthy of love and capable of creating new and healthy patterns for yourself and your family. I’m a knowledgeable and caring guide with a goal to help you unpack and understand the roots underlying your present struggles. No more band-aids, only real and lasting change.


I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (Florida License MH16218, Missouri License 2023035919), Certified Perinatal Mental Health Professional (PMH-C), EMDRIA Certified EMDR Therapist, and EMDR Consultant in Training (CIT). I graduated with honors from The Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science degree with dual majors in Family/Child Sciences and Psychology. I earned a Master of Science and Education Specialist degrees in Counseling and Human Systems with an emphasis on Mental Health Counseling also from The Florida State University.


I am trained in several evidence-based models including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR Therapy), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), and Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP). I am an EMDRIA Certified EMDR Therapist, EMDRIA EMDR Consultant-In-Training (CIT), and trained Nurturing Parenting provider. My training and professional experiences prepare me to provide the highest level of care with confidence and compassion. 

Next Steps

If you're ready to begin, contact me for a free consultation phone call. During this phone call, we will discuss more about you, explore your goals for therapy, and ensure we're a good fit. From there, we will schedule your first appointment. Beginning the therapy process is a huge step for which you will thank yourself. It's important that you begin this process with confidence and comfort. 
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