Chelsea Chelew, LMFT

“We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love"

- Tim Robbins

A little bit about me

Chelsea Chelew is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) #129197 in the state of California. She is also an Independent Marriage and Family Therapist (IMFT) #F.2300351 in the state of Ohio. Chelsea has an active private practice in Cincinnati and sees people in her office or online. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara and her Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University in Santa Barbara.

My approach is warm, nonjudgmental, and direct to help guide our conversations in meaningful and helpful ways. I often ask questions to help you gain a deeper internal focus. I privilege your emotions and my intention is to help you authentically connect to your own internal world, your history, and your longings for the future. I often work with people who are disconnected in one way or another. This is addressed immediately as we begin talking and with more clarity we can understand what can be done in therapy to help you connect more deeply with yourself, your life and your relationships. When people are fully connected to their innermost desires for change or healing, they are more likely to take action or do the things that would facilitate healing and growth. I want to help you feel confident in being the ultimate healer in your own life.

I emphasize the brain and body connection and help people become expert at understanding themselves through experiential and somatic exercises. These exercises address anxiety in the body, physical sensations, thoughts, and deeper emotions. This holistic style resonates with me because I see everything as being connected, and science supports this. The ways we interact in the world today are influenced by our past experiences. Physical pain or chronic illness are messages from the body that something is wrong – and so often this is played out in our thoughts and our emotions. Negative self talk can be influenced by emotions like anger, rage, or grief. It is freeing to understand that we were not born with negative self evaluation or emotional suppression. This was learned, in one way or another. In therapy, we take a look at everything. With compassion and gentleness, we connect the dots and determine what can be done to create more joy, peace and ease, fulfillment, and above all, love in our lives.

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