She/Her/HersLicensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Master of Social Work, MSW Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Chelsea Dodgen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker seeing clients who are based in New York and California. Chelsea's focus is working with adults who have experienced trauma or loss. This includes victims of violence, those grieving significant losses, and people who've been diagnosed with frightening illnesses. She also specializes in clients who are traumatized in the course of their work, such as medical professionals, essential workers, and journalists. Many of Chelsea’s clients to therapy come to address the long term impacts of trauma and prolonged grief reactions. They often feel disconnected from their lives, from other people, and from who they used to be.
In working with her clients, Chelsea draws from treatments under the umbrella of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), including mindfulness, somatic awareness and trauma processing. She works collaboratively with clients to create goals for their work together so she and clients are clear about where they're headed. She teaches clients how to integrate their experiences into their current lives so they can feel a sense of control over their mood and can begin to reconnect with what is important to them. Clients learn how to bring this new self into their current lives, making it possible to have suffered and also to have a rich and fulfilling future.
Chelsea earned a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of California, Berkeley. She has nearly 20 years experience working with trauma in private practice, non-profits, and hospitals. She has received specialized training from global leaders in prolonged grief and trauma treatments and trains therapists to conduct trauma work across cultures. She is certified in both Trauma-Focused CBT and Prolonged Grief Treatments (Level 2).
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance
Medical professionals' mental health - Support navigating work-related expectations and stress; addressing issues of burnout, hierarchical pressures, and vicarious trauma
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Chelsea Dodgen is not in-network with any insurances.
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Years of Experience: 18 years
ASSIST Trauma Care, London UK, Specialist Trauma Psychotherapist, 2023 - Present
Weill Cornell Human Rights Clinic, New York, NY, Pro Bono Psychological Evaluator for Asylum Seekers, 2018 - Present
The Family Center, Brooklyn NY, Consultant Director, Bienestar Project, 2019 - 2020
The Family Center, Brooklyn NY, Trauma Therapist, 2017 - 2019
ASSIST Trauma Care, London UK, Specialist Trauma Psychtotherapist, 2014 - 2017
UCSF Trauma Recovery Center, San Francisco CA, Clinical Social Worker, 2006 - 2014
University of California, Berkeley, MSW, 2006
Bates College, BA, 2000
New York: 086349-01