Last edited 11/13/2023

Mrs. Chelsy Duffer-Dunbar LCSW

She / Her / Hers

VerifiedOffers Online Therapy
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Mrs. Chelsy Duffer-Dunbar Licensed Clinical Social Worker

General Office Hours

In Pacific Time

Mondayfrom 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM

Learn more about my:

In what ways have your personal experiences influenced your work with your clients?

My own personal postpartum journey during the height of the Covid-19 Pandemic shaped my understanding of pregnancy, postpartum and motivates me to support other parents along this journey. I believe that having someone in your village who you can talk to about anything without fear of judgement is essential during such a huge time of life transitions. I use my knowledge, training and experiences to create strong therapeutic alliances so that my client's feel safe to share their experiences with pregnancy, postpartum, perinatal loss, changes in their marriage/partnership, and navigating their new roles.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

In our sessions we will discuss your personal experiences in your journey, deeply explore your thoughts and feelings, and work on developing new coping strategies to determine what works best for you. I approach our sessions with transparency and work to empower my client's so that you feel confident in this new role. My hope is that you leave our sessions feeling revived, refreshed, and restored in your renascence.




Postpartum depression

Pregnancy, perinatal, & postpartum issues

Women's issues

General Expertise



Work Stress

Relationship Issues



Family issues

Postpartum depression

In-Network Insurance



Blue Shield of California


UnitedHealthCare (UHC)


Oscar Health

Oxford Health Plans


Marriage & Couples Counseling$240
Individual Therapy$185

Types of Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Individual Therapy



Adults (25-65)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Strength Based Therapy

Mindfulness Practices

Person-Centered Therapy

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Motivational Interviewing

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Positive Psychology

Training / Certifications

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Trauma-Focused CBT

Postpartum Support International- Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders Training

Postpartum Support International- Advanced Perinatal Psychotherapy

Postpartum Support International- Perinatal Loss Support

Managing and Adapting Practice

Motivational Interviewing


  • California, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 99337


University of Southern California, Master of Social Work, Children, Youth, and Families, 2016

Work History

I have over 7 years of clinic experience. I started out working with children and adolescents ages 4-19 and their families. I provided individual and family counseling sessions based on the client's presenting needs. I saw clients with a variety of mental health needs but mostly, trauma, depression, and anxiety. After my own postpartum experience, I shifted my focus to providing support to those who are pregnant, postpartum, coping with perinatal loss, and navigating early parenthood. I know how difficult this season of life can be and strive for my clients to feel safe to be vulnerable in sharing their true thoughts and feelings about their experiences. I love working with these clients and being a part of their village of support. I am here to support you and honor your hardships while celebrating your successes.

Online Therapy

Frequently Asked Questions About Chelsy Duffer-Dunbar, LCSW

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Chelsy Duffer-Dunbar, LCSW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Chelsy Duffer-Dunbar accepting new clients?

Yes, Chelsy Duffer-Dunbar is accepting new clients for online therapy in California.

Does Chelsy Duffer-Dunbar accept insurance?

Yes, Chelsy Duffer-Dunbar accepts insurance, including Aetna, Anthem, Blue Shield of California, Cigna, Optum, Oscar Health, Oxford Health Plans and UnitedHealthCare (UHC).

What types of therapy does Chelsy Duffer-Dunbar offer?

Chelsy Duffer-Dunbar offers therapy for couples and individuals.

Does Chelsy Duffer-Dunbar offer in-person appointments?

No, but people in California can book Chelsy Duffer-Dunbar for virtual appointments (teletherapy).

Does Chelsy Duffer-Dunbar offer online therapy?

Yes, Chelsy Duffer-Dunbar offers online therapy via video sessions and phone sessions to people in California.

How quickly can I see Chelsy Duffer-Dunbar?

Chelsy Duffer-Dunbar typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Chelsy Duffer-Dunbar speak?

Chelsy Duffer-Dunbar conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Chelsy Duffer-Dunbar online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Chelsy Duffer-Dunbar online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.