Chelsea Derks

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMSW

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Chelsea Derks

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMSW

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Ann Arbor, MI 48103
(312) 766-7203
Offers online therapy

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Chicago, IL 60657
(312) 766-7203
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Chelsea Derks currently has a waitlist for new clients.

About

My clients describe my approach as gentle and direct with a dab of humor. I do my best work treating individuals who have experienced interpersonal trauma, people who are navigating their role in complicated families, and those who have been emotionally abused. I tend to find success with people who struggle with depression or low self-esteem, people who work in high-stress or helping professions, and people who do not know where to start. I have experience working with people with Bipolar Disorder, PMDD, learning disabilities, ADHD, anxiety, insomnia, auto-immune conditions, depression, anxiety, panic disorders, autism, & PTSD.
I utilize modalities such as CBT, ACT, somatic experiencing, psychodynamic & gestalt therapy, and mindfulness practices. I will help you explore your emotions, thoughts, and actions, particularly the helpful and not-so-helpful ones. I will be looking for patterns and themes in your life and focus in on your strengths while helping you connect to your body.
Most of my clients are unsure of where to start and are needing some guidance figuring out how to make the first step in positive change. Contact me today for a free 15 minute phone or video consultation to determine if we are a good fit.

Finances

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 8 Years
  • License: Michigan / 6801099015
  • School: University of Michigan
  • Year Graduated: 2015

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: IDFPR / 149020588

Location

Ann Arbor, MI 48103
(312) 766-7203
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

Chicago, IL 60657
(312) 766-7203
Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Depression
  • Sleep or Insomnia
Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Life Transitions
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Hispanic and Latino
Faith: Other Spiritual or Religious Affiliations
Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Exposure Response Prevention (ERP)
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals

Links

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Last Modified: 12 Dec 2022
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Chelsea Derks

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMSW