Chelsea Small (she/her)

LCSW #96421
Accepting Clients

My work is about helping people who are suffering work through their pain, discover their authentic self, and live their truth.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Los Angeles, CA

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Couples

My Background and Approach

I believe in the transformative power of the therapeutic relationship to create a safe and fertile place for all aspects of the self to be witnessed, explored, and integrated in the service of growth. I understand psychic pain as a message from the parts of the self that are calling for attention and healing. I work with my clients to attend to those parts so that they can experience the full range of their true self. My clinical training covers both psychodynamic work and evidence based practices including CBT, DBT, and prolonged exposure. I have experience working with a range of issues including trauma, domestic violence, emotion dysregulation disorders including borderline personality disorder, anxiety, and depression. I have worked with diverse populations and in diverse settings such as community mental health and re-entry after incarceration.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I am passionate about social justice and committed to making therapy a safe and affirming place for all genders, sexualities, racial identities, abilities, ages, and class backgrounds. I believe that therapy is a gift we give ourselves and a resource everyone should have access to. In the past, psychotherapy has had an exclusive, elitist history and I am committed to challenging that in my practice. My training as a social worker and extensive experience working with marginalized groups helps me to deeply understand the connection between internal and external worlds and to recognize the impact of oppression on the psyche. I am dedicated to making therapy a welcoming place for all and respect how difficult it is to take the first step to reach out for help. You are brave.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 5 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $175 - 175/session


213-437-3074 Email Chelsea
5044 Eagle Rock Blvd
Suite 4
Los Angeles, CA 90041

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