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Therapy Services


"Being fully present to fear, to gratitude, to all that is—this is the practice of mutual belonging. As living members of the living body of Earth, we are grounded in that kind of belonging. Even when faced with cataclysmic changes, nothing can ever separate us from Earth. We are already home." - Joanna Macy, Work That Reconnects Network

About Therapy with Chelsea

I offer my empathic, non-judgmental presence to skillfully guide you in connecting with your resilience. My approach is founded in trauma-informed, person-centered, and culturally responsive care. From this foundation I integrate a variety of holistic approaches attuned to your strengths and needs. My style focuses on nurturing your relationship with yourself, others, and the planet.

Issues I specialize in include:

Grief and loss


Life transitions




Substance use

Chronic illness/disability




Populations I work with include:


College students

Young and older adults







First responders



     Office sessions:

  • At River Rock Wellness ( 6630 Highway 9, Suite 204, Felton, CA, 95018

  • Carefully designed private suites overlooking the redwoods and San Lorenzo River

  • Includes parking, an all-gender restroom, patio seating, and waiting room with refreshments  

     Outdoor sessions:

  • At beaches, forests, or parks in the Santa Cruz, CA area

  • Physical activity can be tailored to your current capacities 

  • I provide information on what to bring and wear, and ways we will seek to uphold confidentiality and safety while meeting in public spaces

  • Should extreme weather pose a safety risk, we can meet online or reschedule 

  • I maintain certifications in Survival Skills and Wilderness First Aid 

     Tele-therapy sessions:

  • Secure video conferencing to clients throughout California

Rates and Policies

  • I offer a free 20-minute phone consultation

  • Therapy fees are $200 per 50-minute session​

  • If you are in financial need, I offer a limited number of sliding scale spots upon request

  • I accept all major credit cards as forms of payment

  • We may meet weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly until your needs are met

  • My cancelation policy is 48 hours


  • I accept Aetna, Cigna, Optum, UnitedHealthcare, Carelon (Central CA Alliance for Health)nd Anthem Blue Cross insurance for therapy. As an in-network provider, I can verify your specific coverage within these plans.

  • For all other insurance plans, I am considered a licensed out-of-network provider, but you may still be eligible for reimbursement for all or a percentage of my fees from your insurance. I have partnered with Mentaya to handle everything with out-of-network reimbursement, to make sure you get your money for therapy back quickly. Use the tool below to see if you qualify. If not, I can provide superbills invoicing your direct payments. All reimbursement is between you and your insurance company. ​​

  • You may also use health savings (HSA or FSA) accounts to cover the cost our work.

No Surprises Act

Good Faith Estimates Notice to Current & Prospective Clients: Under the law, health care providers need to give clients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the expected charges for medical services, including psychotherapy services. You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency healthcare services, including psychotherapy services. You can ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a service, or at any time during treatment. If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, or how to dispute a bill, see your Estimate, or visit

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Office setting
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