My name is Chelsea McCarty, I am the proud owner and primary therapist of Reflections Counseling & Wellness. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Drug and Counselor in the state of New Jersey as well as an Approved Clinical Supervisor. I am also a wife and mother that enjoys traveling, yoga, and spending time with my family and friends.
I worked with adults diagnosed with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders for many years. During this time, I began to notice the complexity of substance use disorders including the resulting trauma. Viewing substance use disorders as a family disease, I developed a particular interest in working with adult children of those with substance use disorders. Over the years this interest has transformed into working with adults that have experienced all types of childhood trauma.
In addition to working with those who have experienced childhood trauma, I also work with individuals with chronic illness and women striving to achieve balance.
I am a trauma-informed counselor trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Using these approaches, I help clients understand why they are struggling and how to make changes to meet their goals.
As a counselor, I value empowerment and trust. I remain authentic in my counseling work by honoring these values. I believe in empowering my clients by building upon their strengths and holding a space that fosters self-efficacy. Above anything else, I value trust. For some clients, counseling is the most vulnerable relationship in their lives. Building rapport with my clients and creating an emotionally and physically safe space are of utmost importance to me.
If you are ready to let go of the burdens you carry, develop a better understanding of yourself and take control of your life, then Reflections Counseling & Wellness is the place for you.