Chelsea is a Ph.D. candidate in counselling psychology from the University of Alberta and is currently working as a pre-doctoral intern at KV Psychology. She completed her M.Ed. in counselling psychology at the University of New Brunswick in 2016, prior to undertaking her doctoral studies.
Chelsea offers individual counselling to clients 11 years and up as well as providing counselling to couples and families. She works with clients experiencing a broad range of personal difficulties and has a specific professional interest in trauma related issues, such as attachment trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). As a foundation to all her work, Chelsea adheres to a person-centered philosophy which emphasizes
empathic understanding, genuineness, a collaborative relationship, and the inherent belief that all individuals can achieve positive personal growth. Chelsea implements a flexible and eclectic approach to treatment drawing from various evidence-based practices, including but not limited to emotion-focused therapy (EFT), cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), dialectical-behavioural therapy (DBT), and positive psychology.
In addition to providing therapeutic intervention, Chelsea offers a range of assessment services. She is also actively involved in counselling research, with her current project focusing on the phenomenological experience of hope for emerging adults undergoing the transition into adulthood.
Chelsea can assess the following in children, youth, and adults: