Chelsea Bartel (she/her) is a Licensed Psychologist specializing in the supportive treatment of stress and emotional difficulties in children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Bartel includes techniques from her training in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), client-centered psychotherapy, non-directive play therapy, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to help clients increase satisfaction in their lives and relationships.
Dr. Bartel completed her undergraduate degree in psychology at Kansas State University, where she completed research projects examining the stigma surrounding psychotherapy and worked each summer at a Girl Scout camp in Minnesota as a residential camp counselor. She completed her master’s degree in clinical psychology at Washburn University (Topeka, Kansas) where she worked in her university clinic conducting psychological evaluations and providing evidence-based therapy to treat mood and anxiety disorders. She also worked at a therapeutic preschool within the local community mental health center where she learned and practiced interventions addressing trauma in young children and their families. During this time, Dr. Bartel’s research interests focused on sociometric (i.e., peer-observed) assessment of depression in college-aged students. After completing her full-time psychotherapy internship in community mental health at the Wyandot Center for Behavioral Health (Kansas City, Kansas), she moved to the Triangle area and began her doctoral training at North Carolina State University. She completed her PhD in school psychology, which included several internship placements in schools and with the YWCA of Raleigh, where she provided in-home intervention and mental health support to adolescent mothers. Following graduation, Dr. Bartel completed an internship at 3-C Institute for Social Development, where she developed research-based content for educational games teaching children social-emotional skills. Dr. Bartel worked as a school psychologist for nearly 10 years prior to joining 3-C Family Services. During this time, she maintained part-time employment in private practice providing direct psychotherapy services to children, adolescents, and adults.
Dr. Bartel strives to provide individualized, tailored care and intervention to each client and their supporters. She regularly engages in continuing education and values translating research into practice when working with clients. She has completed specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMAD) and supporting families through the transition to parenthood. She provides LGBTQ Affirmative Psychotherapy and continues to engage in learning and advocacy opportunities relevant to the clients and families she serves.