Chelsea Kellogg

Chelsea Kellogg (she/her/hers)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

M.A. Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy

Supervisor: Silvana Espinoza Lau, LMFT

I am an anti-oppressive therapist and specialize in helping individuals and couples affected by complex trauma's living legacy.

Client Status

accepting clients

Contact

97210

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $140-$165

Provides free initial consultation

Practicing Since: 2020

Languages: English

Services

  • Individual
  • Family
  • Relationship

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • OHP CareOregon/HealthShare

My Ideal Client

I specialize in the treatment of complex trauma, both individually and relationally. I work best with empathic, intuitive, & sensitive people who are also on the intellectual and analytical side. My clients are ready to dive deep & appreciate therapy as a space to cultivate insight and self development. My therapeutic style is directive, collaborative, empathetic, strength-based, genuine, real, educational, creative, metaphoric, and intuitive.

My Approach to Helping

As an emotionally focused therapist, I believe that emotion is a powerful agent of both change and connection. Problems tend to happen when the dominant emotional experiences that underlie experience are not fully conscious or felt. Change occurs when emotions are interacted with differently. In couples therapy, we work toward change by accessing (making explicit) the dominant emotional experiences and then creating new ways of expressing and receiving these emotional experiences to allow change to happen. In individual therapy, we work toward creating safe containment for your emotional world. I integrate attachment theory, interpersonal neurobiology, humanism, somatics, experiential therapy, IFS, intersectional feminism, family systems theories, strategic family therapy, ACT, motivational interviewing, harm reduction, Gottman method, and psychodynamics in my work.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I utilize an intersectional lens to my work and I am trans-affirming, anti racist, anti-colonialism, anti-apartheid and genocide, feminist, HAES and body trust informed, and LGBTQIA+ allied (I am personally bi/pan-sexual.) I am continually pursuing training and education to better support neurodiverse clients with autism and/or ADHD. I am neurodiverse myself. My practice is secular and non-religious.

Techniques I Use

Specialties

  • Attachment Theory External link

    I incorporate attachment work into every session and it is a grounding theory of my style and approach to providing therapy. Therapy is most effective when a therapeutic relationship forms between the therapist and the client. Attachment theory guides me in how I build that relationship with my clients.

  • Emotionally Focused External link

    EFT is used with families, couples and individuals. Sometimes when we're stressed, tired, spread too thin, or triggered we can struggle to connect emotionally with our partners or ourselves. I use both S. Johnson's Emotionally Focused Therapy and L. Greenberg's Emotion Focused Therapy to help make sense of negative cycles of interaction, connect to underlying emotion, balance identity with relationship, and become skillful in both self regulation and co-regulation.

  • Couples Counseling External link

    I'm passionate about helping couples navigate the complexity of relationships. I help couples learn to communicate skillfully (especially about emotional needs), negotiate conflicting needs, become less reactive and more receptive, make repairs, and choose new behaviors that are more aligned with personal values.

  • Gottman Method External link

    I have completed levels 1 and 2 (out of 3) of the Gottman Method.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • PTSD External link

    I specialize in helping people understand the ways trauma, especially complex trauma and intergenerational trauma, impacts their lives, their relationships, and their emotional and behavioral symptoms or experiences. Using somatic therapy, mindfulness, neuroscience, and psychoeducation, I facilitate an integration of traumatic life experiences so you can regain safety, personal power, agency, joy, liberation, healthy connection, and self trust.

  • Relationship / Marriage Issues External link

    I specialize in couple and relationship therapy for people living with trauma. Relationships can wound but they can also be tremendous healing agents. I will help you learn how to relate to your own or your partner’s trauma and how it shows up in the relationship in new ways that foster connection, intimacy, security, and mastery. We will work together to communicate skillfully, negotiate conflicting needs, become less reactive and more receptive, make repairs, and choose new behaviors together.

  • Women's Issues External link

    I am passionate about offering women a safe space in therapy where a sense of solidarity and communion and can be felt. I often support women who have been victims of domestic and sexual violence in the past toward post traumatic growth.

  • Self-Esteem External link

    Improving self esteem and recovering from perfectionism tend to be themes for the clients I work with.

  • Body Image Issues External link

    I practice from a Health at Every Size, weight and food neutral, and intuitive eating model to help people feel liberated in their bodies, and with food. This model also involves addressing internalized ableism.

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