Chelsea O'Day-Navis (she/her)

Accepting Clients

I help folks feel brave, confident, & connected to themselves. Whatever you need, let's get through it together.

Counselor in Grand Rapids, MI

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual

About My Clients

If you are tired of trying so hard, unsure of how to cope, or have a sense of being stuck in the same old destructive patterns, this is a space for you. I help people make sense of their fears, sadness, & insecurities. I have experience and passion for working with LGTBQ+ clients and am trans-competent. Whether you need practical coping skills or are ready to dive into root-level healing, I can help.

My Background and Approach

You're not broken & you're not bad. I can handle anything that you tell me, no matter how difficult. Discovering, recovering, and welcoming your whole self is promoted when we are together. I am trained to meet my clients exactly where they are, no matter what. As a therapist specialized in Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology, I will guide you through difficult experiences with mindfulness and curiosity. My integrative approach blends Eastern and Western psychology, promoting the health and wellness that I know is inherent within each and every person, yes- including YOU! I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional with a passion for helping people heal core wounds. Trauma-informed therapy can be applied to support anyone. Not solely for people with obvious sources of trauma, it applies just as well to those with a history of depression, anxiety, folx who have survived emotional abuse, attachment wounds, systemic oppression, etc.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe that every person is fundamentally good & has an important story to tell. We do not obtain or earn our wellness in this work, we recover it. We bravely move the barriers that prevent us from experiencing what is already there: clarity, ease, wellness. I know this work intimately. My personal struggles with anxiety, panic, and depression in my early 20's drew me to this work & home to myself. I live for this work! I also believe that emotional suffering stems from individual, familial, cultural, and societal systems of inequality. I help folx bring awareness to their internal systems as well as the systems built around them. From this place of awareness, clarity comes. While my stance is anti-racist and anti-oppressive, I understand that this does not dismiss the differences we will have. I am dedicated to leaning into discussions around power, privilege, bias, and oppression on all levels. There is hope and I'm here to help. I can't wait to meet you.

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Buddhism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 4 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $70 - 120/session


616-803-8889 Email Chelsea
632 Fulton St W
Grand Rapids, MI 49548

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