Chelsea Tatum, Clinical Intern

Lake Zurich

I prefer to be contacted by: Phone

Personal Statement:

I provide a safe, inclusive, and affirming space for clients to process life experiences and relationships in a way that leads to integration and growth. I offer deep listening and gentle guidance to clients as they process past and present hurts, grieve, grow, and heal. Many of us have wounds from our childhoods and our current relationships that lead us to feel stuck and alone in our pain. Shame and fear can keep us silently trapped in problem cycles in our personal lives and in our relationships. I wholeheartedly believe that no one should have to suffer in silence. You are not alone. You can ask for more, and I believe there is always hope for change, healing, and meaningful connection. I love empowering others to realize their unique strengths and resiliency in the face of life’s challenges. My approach is also attentive to the structural injustices that clients may be facing due to identity and social location.

Warmth, acceptance, curiosity, and respect go a long way toward making the therapy room a safe space to learn about ourselves and experience growth. Let’s work together to get unstuck!

Who I Serve:

I work with individuals, couples, and families.

Treatment Specialties:

  • Relational issues/couple/family
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Grief and loss
  • Life transitions
  • Personal growth and integration
  • Faith-based or spiritual concerns
  • Women’s issues
  • Stress management and emotional regulation

Theoretical Approach:

I take an integrative, collaborative approach that incorporates elements of Emotionally Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Bowenian Family Systems Therapy, mindfulness techniques, and attachment-based therapy.

Education:

  • M.A. student in Marriage and Family Therapy at Wheaton College in Wheaton , IL
  • B.A. English Literature from Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL

Affiliations/Memberships:

  • American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy  (AAMFT) Student Member
  • Illinois Affiliation of Marriage and Family Therapists (IAMFT) Student Member
  • Illinois Certified Domestic Violence 40-hour Training