CHELEA CASEY, LPC, LMFT-I
LIVING CITY COUNSELING
Space for Cultivating Authenticity Through Meaningful Connection
Individual Therapy for
Teens & Young Adults
Eating Disorder Treatment
Whether you’re struggling in your relationships, with your mood or anxiety, disordered eating, or anything else - you’re not meant to do it alone. I believe humans are profoundly relational, and I believe that meaningful connections give us the courage to make necessary changes in our lives. I show up as myself in the therapy room - integrating humor, story telling, and metaphors. I’m spirited, imperfect, and whole – hopefully allowing you to be your whole self with me.
I see therapy as a space for honest, compassionate, and collaborative dialogue about what’s working in your life and what’s not. Through our relationship, we can better understand the past, and write an empowering narrative moving forward. Together, we can find a balance between practicing acceptance, and enacting change – identifying skills and strategies that will best work for you.
“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
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 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, 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 Professional Counselor in the State of Oregon, as well as a registered Marriage and Family Therapy Intern awaiting my exam. I have a passion for working with teens, young adults, women, and members of the LGBTQ+ community.
I aim to create an environment supportive to people with all body sizes/shapes, abilities, genders, sexual orientations, races and ethnicities, and religious affiliations. I am committed to anti-racist work in my life and the therapy room. I am constantly learning how to continuously do better here and am open to your feedback!
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 with a phone call, email, or using the form below. I typically schedule a free 20-minute initial call to determine if we'd like to set-up a first appointment.
My building has limited ADA access, please reach out to me in order to determine if it will meet your needs. The restroom is not gendered.
The Tri-Met bus line #72 reaches my office, maps and schedules are available on the Tri-Met website. For those driving, ample street parking is available.
*Please note, all sessions are currently virtual due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.*
I'm currently offering a limited number of no/low cost sessions to BIPOC seeking rest and support during the current racial justice movement. Sessions can focus on checking-in, gathering internal and external resources, and/or getting connected to on-going support. Sessions are currently offered on Fridays by appointment. Interested or have questions?