Chelsea comes to Okinawa from the state of Massachusetts where she earned her master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Bridgewater State University.
During her time in Boston, Chelsea worked extensively
within both school systems as well as residential care facilities. Her work was
largely based in helping children and adolescents with significant problematic
behavioral patterns and trauma histories. In her work, Chelsea not only
served the children individually, but also provided support and individual
services to their families helping create consistency in the support the child
received. It is through greater understanding of problems, and
acknowledgement of patterns, that changes can be made, and appropriate
supports can be put in place in order to overcome trying times. It is her belief
that the more each individual can tune into their own thought patterns and
behaviors the better the family will function as a whole. In her work, she has
served not only as a clinical therapist but also as an advocate for families
within school systems and state departments. Chelsea has a great passion
for not only helping parents to better understand and relate with their children,
but to also help them strengthen their abilities to advocate for them in the
outside world. In her practice Chelsea utilizes a strength based approach
along with evidence based techniques such as cognitive behavioral therapy,
solution focused therapy and mindfulness practice.
In addition to her clinical services Chelsea has also served as a human rights consultant and board member to a non-profit organization serving adults with mental health struggles, leaving them in need of ongoing daily supports.
Chelsea looks forward to providing individuals and families here in Okinawa with a supportive and empowering environment to strengthen relationships and heal.