Chelsea Barlow, LCSW
Evolution Counseling, LLC
Adults and Adolescents (age 12+): Anxiety, ADHD, Depression, DBT, Eating Disorders, Mood Disorders, OCD, Postpartum Depression, Self-Esteem, Self-Harm, Suicidal Ideation
Chelsea's undergraduate studies were completed at Weber State University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Social Work with a minor in Child and Family Studies. She obtained a Master of Clinical Social Work from the University of Utah.
Chelsea has worked in various settings with all ages. She spent a year with LDS Family Services in the adoption department, counseling birth parents and adoptive parents. At Primary Children's Center for Counseling, Chelsea worked with children, adolescents and their families. She also provided therapy at Davis Behavioral Health and Davis Hospital and Medical Center before starting her private practice at Aspire.
Within her work with adolescents, Chelsea specializes in anxiety disorders, behavior disorders, mood disorders and depression, self-harm, suicidal ideations, eating disoders, self-esteem problems, academic problems, social problems, parent/child conflict and adjustment issues. Her work with adults specializes in personality disorders, eating disorders, postpartum depression, depression and other mood disorders, anxiety disorders and adjustment issues. She also sees children (ages 12+) with anxiety disorders, behavior disorders and depression. Chelsea also works with obsessive compulsive disorder, premarital counseling, and abuse issues.
Some of my passions in life are art, decorating and design. I actually started my educational and career pursuits in interior design but quickly learned my life's work was meant to be in social work and helping others, which has helped me grow as an individual and find greater purpose. Frequently I can be found in my kitchen baking goodies, but I haven't quite figured out if that is because I love to bake or just eat the sweet treats!
I also really enjoy running and have run a half marathon and full marathon. Running brings calmness and balance to my life. I want to make it a personal goal to run at least one half and one full marathon a year but I am still trying to decide if that is a commitment I can keep and am willing to make! I love warm weather and humidity, which I attribute to being native to southern Texas. When I find time I also enjoy reading inspirational books. However, above everything, the highlight of my life is being a mommy to my children. They bring me so much joy and teach me new lessons about myself and life every day.
Chelsea accepts self pay and clergy-assisted payment, along with the following insurances: • Aetna • Altius • Blue Cross Blue Shield • DMBA out of network • Health Utah • Humana • PEHP • Select Health (Care, Choice, Med plans)
As a therapist I use a sensitive approach in helping clients identify and understand the barriers in their life that are preventing them from achieving the peace and happiness they seek. I believe with knowledge comes power and as people gain insight into problems affecting them they can gain insight on how to achieve change in their life.
By using a cognitive behavioral approach, I assist people in identifying what can be done now to achieve change for their future, despite what has happened in their past. I believe it is important to draw on clients' strengths to address weakness and to achieve change.
And most importantly, I work to empower my clients and help them develop the skills needed to be successful even after our work together is done.