In her creative and therapeutic work, she studies the impact of cultural issues on mental health, promotes art-making as a tool for personal and social liberation, and helps clients reclaim their lives by turning pain into purpose. An artist herself, Chelsea is a writer, vocalist, interdisciplinary performer, and the front woman of synthpop duo Vital Organs. She regularly leads workshops and panels on a variety of issues and is passionate about fostering spaces where individuals from diverse backgrounds can turn toward each other more fully.
A recent fellow with the American Psychological Association, Chelsea holds degrees from Boston College and Creighton University. She has trained and collaborated with a variety of organizations including the Justice Resource Institute, Aetherplough, The Naturalist School, the Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture, Creative Somatics, Omaha Girls Rock, The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, The Center for Mindful Living, The Tender Edge, The Graduate Consortium for Women's Studies at MIT, and others.
She currently lives in her hometown of Omaha, Nebraska. When not performing, she can be found offering therapy in her office in downtown Benson, leading workshops and events through the Big Feels Lab, and leading dance parties in the woods. Her debut poetry collection, Fruit Diaries, is forthcoming.