Chelsea Eckhouse , PhD

Psychotherapist

Location

Washington, D.C.

Ages Treated

Ages 15 and Up

Practice Philosophy:

Dr. Chelsea Eckhouse is a psychotherapist who promotes the values and goals of her clients to strengthen their self-esteem and self-awareness. She is integrative in her therapeutic approach, blending techniques and interventions to meet the needs of each client. Grounded in evidence-based practice, she incorporates acceptance commitment therapy (ACT), motivational interviewing (MI), mindfulness-based and cognitive-behavioral therapeutic (CBT) techniques to support the unique needs of each client. Dr. Eckhouse aims to create a safe and supportive environment that will help clients increase their psychological flexibility, which includes learning how to live a full and valued life in the moment while coping with difficult thoughts or feelings. She believes in the importance of fostering a collaborative therapeutic relationship to facilitate client growth, acceptance, and change.

Areas of Expertise:

In the course of her training and her work within university, community and hospital settings, Dr. Eckhouse has acquired a range of clinical experiences in therapy and assessment. These diverse experiences have enhanced her ability to effectively treat clients. In therapy, she works with individuals experiencing a range of issues, including: mood disorders, anxiety disorders, addiction, relationship challenges, grief, sexuality, and difficulties with life transitions (e.g., school adjustment, aging, mid-life, divorce, and job difficulties). Dr. Eckhouse specializes in working with individuals with co-morbid diagnoses, anxiety, and life transitions, and has a strong interest in working with individuals and couples with interpersonal difficulties and challenges with intimacy.

Experience and Training:

Dr. Eckhouse received her Doctorate degree in Counseling from The George Washington University. She has received extensive training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), as well as other mindfulness and compassion-based approaches. Dr. Eckhouse has presented at several conferences focused on aging and transitory life experiences, and has published works focused on cultural norms, experiences in immigration, and the interaction of medical and mental health diagnoses. She completed her clinical internship at Children’s National Medical Center as well as at The George Washington University’s Community Counseling Services Center. In addition to her work the Ross Center, Dr. Eckhouse is an Adjunct Professor in The George Washington University’s Counseling Department and a Clinical Supervisor at a center focused on treating addictions.

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