Chelsea is a Certified Addiction Counselor and earned a certification in Drug and Alcohol Recovery Counseling. In her previous experience, Chelsea has cared for adolescents by helping to identify their patterns of behavior and encouraging motivation for change. She has worked in a variety of capacities at Mountainside, initially starting in our Women’s Extended Care Program as a case manager, then moving to our outpatient locations facilitating intensive outpatient groups along with individual counseling in our residential and detox unit. Now, as a detox clinician, Chelsea works collaboratively with the medical team to effectively care for clients by developing an individualized treatment plan and aftercare plan along with helping to minimize post-acute withdrawal symptoms. Chelsea focuses on motivational interviewing to encourage growth and change along with a person-centered approach to help clients maintain autonomy. Her compassionate and empathetic nature allows her to meet clients where they are on their journey. During her free time, Chelsea enjoys spending time outside with her dogs, cooking, and utilizing mind-body practices such as yoga and meditation.