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Meet The Team

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Chelsea S. Hill, LICSW, 500 RYT, EMDR Practitioner

Chelsea is the Owner and Founder of Embodied Living Counseling, LLC. 

Chelsea is a skilled trauma therapist and yoga /somatic movement instructor.  Chelsea's  goal is to create a safe, comfortable and judgment free space for you to explore and examine aspects of your life that have or are causing you distress. As your therapist, she will collaborate with you to; identify your goals and strengths, empower you to make lasting change, help you rediscover hope, peace, and balance, and experience emotional and/or spiritual healing. Every person brings their own unique experiences and perspectives of the world into therapy, and because of that, there is no “one size fits all” model that Chelsea uses in practice.

Question for Chelsea?  Contact her at Chelsea@EmbodiedLLC.org.

Aja, Therapy Dog In-Training

Aja is young but her goal is to one day be a Therapy Dog.  She is currently engaged in puppy obedience and socialization training.  For now though, Aja enjoys meeting new people, taking naps, going on hikes and keeping the office in order.

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Sage, Therapy Dog In-Training

Making her debut, Sage is a German Shepherd/Cattle Dog mix.  She has very limited hours due to her age and playfulness.  Sage is currently in obedience training and loves chasing wildlife and eating treats. 

Catherine Hearne, LICSW

Catherine M Hearne is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who works with children, adolescents, and adults. She has almost 10 years of experience working in residential facilities, homeless shelters, higher education, community-based treatment, and office based counseling. She has expertise in PTSD, adolescent high-risk behaviors, harm reduction, trauma, sexual abuse, anxiety, and depression. Catherine utilizes an integrative approach, incorporating evidence-based modalities while exploring mindfulness, strength-based, harm-reduction, and collaborative approaches to best empower clients and their families. 

Question for Catherine? Contact her at Catherine@EmbodiedLLC.org.

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Courtney Malcolm, LICSW

Courtney has 20+ years of experience working with young adults and adults managing emotions, stress, depression, anxiety, trauma, parenting difficulties and challenges related to family issues.  She enjoys working with clients who are motivated to make changes and meet their personal goals. Courtney's clinical style is described as eclectic with a bias towards CBT and trauma based treatment interventions.  Courtney's goal is to find useful, real-life solutions that powerfully move you forward in your personal, family and professional life.

Question for Courtney? Contact her at Courtney@EmbodiedLLC.org.

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Emily Tripp, LICSW

Emily is a licensed independent clinical social worker with over fifteen years of experience working with people of a variety of ages and backgrounds. She is often described as a down to earth therapist who is honest and transparent.  Emily believes humor and loving kindness are key factors in the process of self exploration and healing.

Question for Emily? Contact her at Emily@EmbodiedLLC.org.

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Jessie Ortiz, LICSW

Jessie Ortiz is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of environments. She has worked with individuals with mental illness, and those who have experienced domestic violence, homelessness, and sexual assault. For the past 3 years Jessie has been working with children, teens, and young adults in the foster care system and residential programs. She is certified in childhood and adolescent trauma and has years of experience with Trauma, PTSD, high-risk behaviors, foster care/adoption, Depression, and Anxiety. As your clinician she will always be willing to listen and meet you where you’re at. She will collaborate with you to create your goals in order to enact positive change in your life.

Question for Jessie? Contact her at Jessie@EmbodiedLLC.org

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Katie Anna Steere

Katie Anna is our tried and true Administrative Assistant.  She completes all the nitty-gritty office work to make sure our clients have the most seamless experience. Katie Anna has extensive experience working in a variety of medical office settings.  

Questions for Katie Anna?  Contact her at Admin@EmbodiedLLC.org

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Joseph Valder, LMHC

Joe is   a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who works with children, adolescents, and adults. I am a person-centered and strength-based therapist which means I work with each client to identify and focus on strengths, provide validation, and to highlight and build resilience. My approach is to guide, support, and at times hold on to hope for individuals as they pursue wellness. I have specialized in working with young adults experiencing challenges related to transition and development. I have also worked frequently with individuals experiencing challenges related to anxiety and depression. I have been trained and have experience in providing CBT, DBT, motivational interviewing, and an evidenced-based family therapy model. I look forward to meeting all who come to me for therapy. Hearing a person’s story is what I truly love and having the privilege to see a person achieve wellness is my greatest reward.

Questions for Joe?  Contact him at Joseph@EmbodiedLLC.org

Kaylee Dalaba, Registered Dance & Movement Therapist

Kaylee is a Registered-Dance/Movement Therapist who studied at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY. She utilizes an embodied approach to help clients process trauma, anxiety, depression, and other mental health-related problems. Kaylee has experience working with people ages 6 months to 103 years old, but particularly enjoys working with children and adolescents. . In sessions, Kaylee uses movement as a tool to bring forward thoughts and feelings when words alone can’t fully capture the client’s experience. I look forward to working with you soon!

Questions for Kaylee? Contact her at Kaylee@EmbodiedLLC.org.

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"A peaceful heart leads to a healthy body"

~ Proverbs 14:30 ~

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