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LGBTQIA Therapy North Carolina Chelsea Johnson LMFT

Chelsea Johnson, LFMT

Practice Owner





Insurance Offered:


  • Couples/Premarital Therapy

  • Gender Identity/Sexuality Exploration

  • Assessment for Medical Readiness

  • Queer-Identified Families and Partnerships

  • Polyamory/Ethical Non-Monogamy

  • Family Dynamics & Relationships

  • Cultivating Family Support for Queer-Identified Youth

  • Support/Education for Parents of Queer-Identified Individuals

A Bit About Me

Chelsea Johnson (she/her) is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of North Carolina. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology with a minor in Family Studies from James Madison University and a Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Syracuse University. Chelsea specializes in working with couples and families, and is a lesbian-identified provider who has over 11 years experience working with the LGBTQIA+ population. Chelsea is included in the LGBT Center of Raleigh’s list of Health Works Team-Approved Mental Health Clinicians, and the LGBTQ Center of Durham's Preferred Mental Health Provider Resource List. Chelsea ensures she practices within the WPATH (World Professional Association for Transgender Health) standards of care, as well as ALGBTIC (Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling), and is an active member of WPATH. Chelsea is an active Clinical Fellow Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). Chelsea is actively anti-racist and continues to seek out trainings to recognize her own biases and blind spots.

Chelsea's focus as a clinician is to work collaboratively with clients toward their personal goals, honoring each client’s unique experiences and background. Chelsea works with clients from many different modalities, focusing on increasing awareness of values, beliefs, and perceptions, and how these impact a person’s relationships and behavior. Chelsea employs a feminist, intersectional approach as an undercurrent to her work with all individuals, and is authentic and genuine, often using humor and lived experience to connect on a human level. Our past experiences can create emotional injuries, which often affect our current relationships and our perceptions of ourselves. Chelsea helps clients to explore these experiences in a safe and supportive way, and find comfort in their resiliency, strength, and ability to affect change in their current life. Chelsea's ideal client is age 11 and up, with presenting issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, diverse partnerships, challenges related to gender identity and sexuality, parenting and family challenges, and working toward healing from single-event or complex trauma. Chelsea provides individual, couple, and family counseling using systemic and family-centered approaches.

Chelsea has additional specific training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and is a trained clinician in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) with the North Carolina Child Treatment Program (NC-CTP).

Catch me in the news!

Chelsea was featured on CBS17 News discussing diversity and mental health in 2019.

Chelsea spoke in 2023 at the NC Senate Public Health Committee meeting advocating for LGBTQIA+ individuals in our communities, and discussed the impact of SB-49 on mental health of youth.

2023 comments and advocacy against anti-LGBTQ legislation in North Carolina.

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"How to survive the apocalypse" Podcast

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Looking for more support? Chelsea's new podcast covers topics related to queer mental health in America in 2023 and beyond.

Available on Spotify and Apple Podcast platforms now!

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