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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 EMDRIA-Approved EMDR Consultant

Hi, I’m Chelsea! I am passionate about working with individuals to tend to their past or present hurts to become the most compassionate, grounded, and authentic 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 create new and healthy patterns for yourself and your family. My training in addition to my personal and professional experiences prepare me to provide the highest level of care with confidence and compassion. 

Clinical Focus Areas and Expertise:

  • Trauma (experienced in adulthood, childhood, or supporting parents whose children have experienced trauma)

    • Including but not limited to: sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse, and victims/witnesses of crimes​

  • Perinatal and maternal mental health

  • Postpartum adjustment and postpartum mood disorders

  • Consultation for therapists

Treatment Modalities and Theoretical Approaches:

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR therapy)

  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy 

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

  • Attachment theory 

  • Trauma-informed and trauma-focused​​

Education, Licenses, and Certifications:

  • Bachelor of Science, Florida State University, 2014

  • Master of Science, Florida State University, 2016

  • Specialist in Education, Florida State University, 2016

  • Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor (MH16218), 2018

  • EMDRIA Certified EMDR Therapist, 2020

  • Missouri Licensed Professional Counselor (License 2023035919), 2023

  • Certified Perinatal Mental Health Professional (PMH-C), 2023

  • EMDRIA-Approved EMDR Consultant, 2024 



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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