Chelsea TurnerLCMHC

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In what ways does your personality influence your approach to therapy?

I have a lot of energy that I bring with me into my sessions. I feel my clients can expect equal amounts of laughing and thinking in our sessions. I encourage my clients to dig deep while still being careful to meet them where they are at without pushing them entirely out of their comfort zone.

What do you think is the biggest barrier today for people seeking care?

I feel the biggest barrier is the lack of understanding of what mental health is and why it is important. What signs and symptoms do people need to be aware of. Also a general lack of knowledge on the resources available to people who want to get help. There are platforms and directories that I myself was not aware of until a few short months ago. If I, a therapist, can be completely clueless on what resources exist I can only imagine what the average person is unaware of.

If there was one thing you wish people knew about the therapy experience who might be hesitant to try it, what would that be?

That therapy is for anyone that is going through any walk of life. It can be for those who are grieving, it can be for those who are happy, it can be for those who are lonely. Therapy, I believe, is about being heard. There will always be something that we feel we are unable to talk about to our loved ones. A therapist is there to listen, to provide space for you to feel safe about saying what is on your mind without judgment.





General Expertise

Work Stress

Relationship Issues


Borderline Personality Disorder

Social Anxiety

Abuse/Survivors of abuse

Anger management

Bipolar disorder



First Session


Family Therapy


Couples Therapy


Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Family Session

Couples Session

Individual Session

Group Session


Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Mindfulness Practices

Strength Based Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

Motivational Interviewing

Person-Centered Therapy

Positive Psychology

Training / Certifications

National Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist


NC, LCMHC, 15354


M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

B.S. in Recreational Therapy

Graduate Certificate in Military & Trauma Counseling

Work History

SouthEast Counseling Services - Outpatient Therapist Fayetteville, NC 08/01/2021 - Present Working with active duty and retired veterans to address diagnoses and symptoms including: PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Hypervigilance, Substance use disorders, Stress management, Anger management, Coping Skills, Distress tolerance techniques. Carolina Outreach - Substance Use Disorder Clinician Fayetteville, NC 09/29/2020 - Present Working with clients in a group and one-on-one basis to address sobriety challenges, setting boundaries, recovery support efforts, coping skills, stress management, cravings, substance education, and emotional regulation. Triangle Springs - Therapist Raleigh, NC 01/2020 - Present Working with clients and their families in both inpatient and outpatient treatment settings to: Process symptoms and their impact on functioning, identifying and developing coping skills that assist in managing daily, as well as, major life events/stressors. Developing safety plans and relapse prevention plans. Identifying and clarifying goals, strengths, boundaries, and values. Working with individuals experiencing a myriad of diagnoses and symptoms to include: PTSD, Borderline Personality Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, and Substance Use Disorders Prior to these roles, I worked for 4 years as a recreational therapist. As a recreational therapist I designed and implemented psychotherapeutic activities to address and assist with community reintegration, gaining insight into symptoms and their impact on daily functioning, daily planning and establishing routines, goal setting, coping skills, anger management, stress management, and daily life skills training.


6405 Camden Rd, Fayetteville, 28306, NC