-- Wilma Mankiller, CHEROKEE
I deeply value my relationships with clients. I recognize therapy is a sacred practice; to be in a healing relationship is to be in ceremony. It takes courage and commitment. I continue to be humbled and honored to do this work.
Dr. Chelsea Williams, PsyD (she/her/hers) graduated with her doctorate of psychology in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in San Francisco. She completed her pre-doctoral internship training at California Pacific Medical Center Psychiatric Outpatient Department and post-doctoral fellowship at Sanctuary trauma treatment in New York City. Currently practicing as a Mental Health Counselor Associate while collecting hours toward licensure as a clinical psychologist, Chelsea is being supervised by Dr. Stacey Prince, PhD.
Chelsea works with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, relationships and workplace issues. Her specialization areas include intergenerational trauma, attachment, social justice, and somatics. Passionate about providing trauma informed care within our larger social context, Chelsea welcomes clients who are craving a space to address the harmful impact of white supremacy culture as an inextricable element of personal healing. This includes white identified folks seeking accountability and growth, as well as bodies of culture, mixed-race, multi-heritage and those walking in the borderlands - those who know all too well the perils of denying the impact of white supremacy as we try to heal our wounds.
Chelsea is of mixed European settler & Cree-Métis indigenous ancestry. She is a politicized healer, an auntie, daughter, partner, sister, cousin, niece, mentor, student of the circle way, friend, swimmer and gardener. These relational connections guide her - providing daily learnings, responsibilities and joy. Much of her family still lives on the indigenous homelands of the Michif plyil & néhiyaw-askly ᓀᐦᐃᔭᐤ ᐊᐢᑭᕀ (plains cree) in Treaty 6 Territory (Alberta, Canada). She was born and raised on the stolen lands of the Cost Salish Nuxwsa’7aq (Nooksack), Lhaq’temish (Lummi) & Semiahmoo peoples, colonially known as Bellingham, WA state and has recently returned after spending two decades living, learning and playing on the stolen ancestral homelands of the Ramaytush Ohlone (San Francisco). In her free time she reads, spends time with her parents, swims, soaks up Pacific North West nature, geeks out on Star Trek & Somatic Abolitionism because she can’t get enough of either. She beads and builds, gardens and composts. Her favorite pastime is visiting & hanging out.
Mental Health & Cultural Wellness Professionals who are Black, Black Indigenous, Indigenous, People of Color, and QTPOC & LGBTQIA+ & Affirming Providers serving our communities. DMHS is actively increasing access to mental health & wellness services for Black people, Indigenous people, and People of Color.
Bow Sanctuary is located where the Chuckanut Mountains meet the bountiful Skagit Valley. Beautiful Japanese inspired Pacific Northwest gardens set the scene as an offering to locals and visitors alike to enjoy many modalities both in a group and one-on-one. Yoga and body movement, yoga therapy, massage, meditation, somatic experiencing, and more.
The Living Room is a collective of independently licensed mental health practitioners, providing psychotherapy, supervision and consultation, and a space for community gathering. The Living Room is dedicated to relational, embodied, communal, and liberatory healing with a focus on decolonizing mental health.
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