Chelsea Johnson (She/her)

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I'm an affirming and skilled provider who has over 12 years experience working with the LGBTQIA+ population and their loved ones.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Cary, NC

About My Clients

My ideal client is age ages 11 and up, with presenting issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, challenges related to gender identity and sexuality, parenting and family challenges, and working toward healing from single-event or complex trauma. I have specific training in working with partnerships practicing ENM and Polyamory. I am specifically experienced in working with queer-identified youth and their parents in "building bridges of understanding".

My Background and Approach

I structure treatment around a client's lived experiences and their needs. I focus predominantly on LGBTQIA+ individuals, and recognize the diversity in their experiences. I take a non-hetero and non-cis-normative approach to treatment, and ally with patients on goal-development and developing skills and new patterns that serve these goals. I work with clients from many different modalities, focusing on increasing awareness of values, beliefs, and perceptions, and how these impact a person’s relationships and behavior. I employ a feminist, intersectional approach as an undercurrent to my work with all individuals, and am authentic and genuine, often using humor and lived experience to connect on a human level.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe in social justice and grassroots activism. Being an affirming provider in the center of a southern state, I believe in advocacy in and out of my office. I founded Horizons Marriage & Family Therapy with the vision of creating an LGBTQIA+-community resource for mental health with trained, experienced providers in this area of practice. I believes patients should be able to trust their therapist to understand the complexity and beauty of their experiences, and feel safe in the therapy space without fear of re-experiencing past traumas and discrimination. This continues to be my mission every day.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 13 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $180 - 215/session


9197174848 Email Chelsea
110 Iowa Lane
Suite 201
Cary, NC 27511

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