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Licensed Professional Counselor

Chelsea Torres, LPC

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Licensed Professional Counselor
Portrait Health Centers are multi-specialty clinics that employ the most cutting-edge and proven assessment protocols and treatment options available, believing that an Effective Treatment Depends On An Accurate Diagnosis. Individuals should not have to “play doctor” by researching available treatments and then self-selecting which of these treatments has been scientifically validated and would be most appropriate for themselves or their family. At Portrait Health Centers, we provide a comprehensive and multi-specialty assessment to determine the underlying causes of your symptoms and incorporate an appropriate treatment plan.
Bio
Specialties: Including but not limited to School/Academic Pressures, Attachment, Eating Disorders, Identity Development, Social Skills, ADHD, Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Depression, PTSD and Trauma, Grief and Loss, Adjustment Disorder, Life Transitions, Emotional Disturbance, Behavioral Issues, Mood Disorders, Impulse Control, Personality Disorders, Codependency, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Substance Abuse and Addiction, Dual Diagnosis, Body Image Issues, Self-Esteem, Suicidal Ideation, Relationship and Familial Issues, Peer Relationships, Communication Issues, Multicultural Issues, Spirituality, Anger Management, Stress Management, Coping Skills, Life Coaching, Career and College Counseling, Sports Psychology, Life Skills, Time Management, Women’s Issues, Self-Care and Wellness, Weight Loss, Mindfulness, and Meditation

Children (Age 6 and up), Adolescents (Age 13 and up), Adults, Individuals, Couples, and Family, and Groups.

Education and Experience:I am a Cuban-American born of two immigrant parents and am therefore fluent in Spanish in addition to English.I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree at Manhattanville College in English Education and obtained my Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology degree from Felician University. I am also currently working towards my doctorate (Psy.D) in Counseling Psychology at Felician University. I have foundational training in and utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness (MBSR), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic/Psychoanalytictherapies, Multicultural, Positive Psychology, Psycho-Educational, among others.

I have experience in several medical settings including in an adolescent long-term residential facility that treats both substance abuse and mental health disorders. I believe that therapy is an essential way to understand how patterns of thinking can affect individuals’emotional and physical bodies. Gaining insight of the internal self through a therapeutic alliance involving empathy and radically genuine interactions, and learning the mind-body connection, guides us to acknowledge and accept our actions, reactions, and behaviors.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Educational Therapy  Online / Phone / Skype Therapy
 Addiction / Drug Rehab  EMDR Therapy  Pet Therapy
 Adolescents  Family Conflict  Play Therapy
 Adoption  Gay or Lesbian Issues  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Anger Management  Gender Identity / Transgenderism  Premarital Counseling
 Anxiety and Panic  Gifted / Talented Issues  Problem Gambling
 Arts Therapy (Expressive)  Grief and Loss  Psychoanalysis
 Asperger's Syndrome  Group Therapy  Psychological Evaluation / Testing
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Herpes and STD Counseling  Psychopharmacology
 Bicultural Difficulties  Hypnotherapy  Relationship Issues
 Body Image Issues  Learning Disabilities  Religious Counseling
 Caregiver Issues  Life and Wellness Coaching  Self Esteem Issues
 Children's Counseling  Life Transitions  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Chronic Illness  Loneliness  Sexual Dysfunction
 Couples Therapy  Marriage & Family Therapy  Stress Management
 Depression  Marriage Counseling  Trauma and PTSD
 Divorce  Men's Issues  Women's Issues
 Domestic Violence  Neuropsychological Evaluation / Testing  Work and Career Issues
 Eating Disorders  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Certifications
 Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)