Hi, I'm Chappell.

It's my passion to help people find connection within their relationships, and to transform overwhelm, guilt, and shame into empowerment, clarity, and happiness.  

Healthy relationships make us more resilient: They bring joy, they foster growth, and they make our lives more meaningful.

As a therapist, it's my mission to help you improve your relationship and reestablish connection in your own life.

Some areas of expertise include:

  • couples and mothers on their journey through parenthood,
  • couples in conflict (at any stage in life),
  • Emotional Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT),
  • counseling for women
  • relationship counseling,
  • premarital counseling,
  • counseling LGBTQ individuals,
  • counseling those with non-traditional relationship structures (polyamorous, non-monogamous, etc.) and
  • trauma counseling (EMDR).

I offer therapy and workshops that are grounded in the most effective, up-to-date, and well researched practices and theories available.  These include, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), the work of the Gottman Institute, PACT Couples Therapy,  and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR).  My work is strongly influenced by psychodynamic theory, attachment theory, and neurobiology. My style is direct, compassionate and insight-oriented.  

My Background

I completed my undergraduate degree at Brown University and my clinical social work training at Smith College School for Social Work.  I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (or LCSW), which is the highest level of certification for social workers in the state of Colorado. 

I've followed my passion for fostering healthy relationships by pursuing extensive training in the areas of couples therapy, maternal mental health, attachment, trauma, and neurobiology. I have extensive training in Emotional Focused Therapy for Couples, which is the work of Sue Johnson (of Hold Me Tight, and Love Sense).  Along my journey I have provided counseling to individuals, couples, families and groups at the University of Colorado, Mental Health Partners, Boulder Valley Public Schools, in child and adolescent day treatment centers, and in private practice. 

What's Important

Being a parent has deepened my own respect for the challenges involved in maintaining a connected partnership, and also the rewards that such a partnership can bring.  Outside the therapy office you can find me enjoying connecting with my own family in the Colorado outdoors, exploring nutritious recipes in my kitchen, and reading voraciously. 

I believe that you deserve to get what you want out of your therapy and I believe that counseling should MAKE A DIFFERENCE. You will see results from your work with me, or I will help you to find a therapy provider that better suits your needs.