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Chelsi McDougal, LCSWA

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Chelsi obtained her Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology from William Peace University. Upon completion of her bachelors, she received her Master of Arts in Social Work from University of North Carolina Pembroke. Chelsi is a Licensed Clinical Social Work Associate. She has over 15 years of experience working within the field of mental health, substance use, I/DD and Autism. She has worked in various settings including school setting, specialized recreation, in home direct care, day program, community based and outpatient therapy. Chelsi has worked with populations including children, teens and adults. She prioritizes person centered care involving the goals of the individual and utilizing interventions to promote growth. She understands the importance of self-determination. Chelsi utilizes an unique, compassionate and collaborative approach including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution Focused Therapy (SFT), Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Trauma Informed Care (TIC). 


Chelsi’s area of expertise include the following:




Anger Management


Behavior Modification

Chronic Illness

Crisis Intervention


Dual Diagnosis

Emotional regulation 


Identity Issues

Impulse Control

Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills

Low Self-Esteem

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder


Stress Management

Substance Use


Transition to Adulthood



As a therapist, she provides diverse experience and background. Chelsi integrates an empathetic approach and compassionate environment to identify purpose, address barriers and support healing. 

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