Hi, I’m Chelsea, a therapist and relationship coach who gives advice on how people can heal their core wounds and show up in more effectively in their relationships.
Born and raised in the Midwest, my life changed forever when my father died in a car accident when I was just four. Navigating this trauma gave me a deep empathy for others who experience loss and suffering that ultimately led me on the path to becoming a therapist.
But first, I was a matchmaker for many years—in fact you may have seen me on Bravo’s hit show, Millionaire Matchmaker—where I matched clients all over the world. I actually started on this path at a very early age when I matchmade my mom and my best friend’s father when I was only 10. The matchmaking worked, they got married, and my best friend became my step sister!
For as long as I can remember, I’ve enjoyed helping people find love. But I later realized that people don’t live happily ever after just because they’ve met someone. After you find that person, then what? I now understand that the work we did on Millionaire Matchmaker was just one piece of the puzzle. Lasting love and strong relationships only happen when you learn healthy communication skills, how to set realistic expectations, and how to heal core wounds that cause you to act against your own best interests. So I left the show, went back to school and got a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University.
Those studies, along with my years of experience and background in astrology, have helped me successfully match and coach hundreds of individuals and happy couples. Since then I’ve appeared on VH1, ABC, E!, TMZ, Real Housewives of Sweden, Real Housewives of Denmark and I’ve been featured in Star, In Touch and numerous articles. I’ve also worked as a child therapist and counseled clients at mental health/substance abuse treatment centers.
I counsel people from all walks of life to skyrocket the quality of their relationships, create deep personal fulfillment and improve self-esteem so they can show up confidently—not just in relationships but in all aspects of their lives.
Because of the challenges and obstacles I’ve faced in my own life including the loss of my father at such a young age, living in a blended family growing up, struggles with addiction and toxic relationships, I’ve learned that true healing and change only come when you can take an honest look at your own stuff and stop acting from an unconscious, harmful place and begin to accept the past for what it is and give it new meaning.
You have the power to transform your life by letting go of whatever hold the past has over you, seeing it from a new perspective and finding forgiveness so you’re empowered to become the person you’re destined to be.