Therapy for Teens, Adults, & Families

Cultivating Authenticity & Growth Through Meaningful Connection

We come across a lot of challenges as humans, and sometimes life just feels hard. Whether you’re struggling with how you're feeling, your relationships, or some of life's large or small changes - you’re not meant to do it alone. I see the therapy relationship as a tool to help move through these harder times, making them less painful.

Therapy with me is a co-created space for honest, compassionate, and collaborative dialogue. All of your experiences and emotions are welcome here. Together we'll unpack and explore your life, what's working and what's not, and everything that contributed along the way. We can find a balance between embracing the good, practicing acceptance around what’s fixed, and enacting meaningful change – identifying skills and strategies along the way that will best work for you.

My hope in therapy is that you learn to allow space for the imperfect and the human, that you learn how to reconnect with yourself and others - even when it's hard, and that your life is enriched as a result. I show up as myself in the therapy room - bringing humanity, integrating humor, story telling, and metaphors. I’m spirited, imperfect, and whole – hopefully allowing you to be your whole self with me.

“Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance.” 

- Brené Brown

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About Me

I'm Chelsea (she/her)! I was born and raised in the Los Angeles area, coming to Portland in 2016. I feel so much gratitude for the greenery of Oregon, and try to get outside with my partner, baby, and pup any chance I get. I love the food scene in Portland, and make a point of trying new restaurants often. I love watching (Dodger)  baseball, learning about new things, gardening, hosting friends and family, and embracing my creativity through art and design.


I hold a Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Southern California. I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, as well as a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Oregon. 

I aim to create an environment supportive to people with all body sizes/shapes, abilities, genders, sexual orientations, relationship statuses, races and ethnicities, and religious affiliations. I am committed to anti-racist work in my life and the therapy room. I'm also learning how to continuously do better here, and I'm open to your feedback!



Contact Me

Although it's worth it, beginning therapy can be scary. If you have questions, or are interested in starting therapy with me, please reach out using the form below. Generally email is the best way to reach me initially. I typically schedule a free 20-minute initial call to determine if we'd like to set-up a first appointment. 

My building is fully ADA accessible and the restroom is not gendered.

The Tri-Met bus line #6 reaches my office, maps and schedules are available on the Tri-Met website. For those driving, ample free street parking is available.