Dr. Chelsea Taylor is the Clinical Director of Providence Mental Health. As a licensed mental health practitioner and professional counselor, she holds licenses in Colorado, Nebraska, and Montana. Chelsea is a native to Nebraska and most recently lived in Colorado before joining the team in Bozeman. Having a familiarity with rural community mental health needs and a passion for the outdoors, Montana was a perfect combination of where she knew she could continue serving the communities that matter to her most while being able to recharge in the beautiful mountains.
Chelsea has her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Doane University in Nebraska, and went on to obtain her Doctorate in Behavioral Health from Arizona State University. As someone who always had a passion for the impact that physical and behavioral health had on one’s mental health and well-being, this doctorate degree was able to emphasize the whole-body experience. With over fifteen years of experience in the behavioral and mental health field, she has been committed to serving survivors of trauma and those with severe and persistent mental health using creative, holistic and integrative therapeutic approaches. Specifically, she has developed programming and led teams on working with survivors of human trafficking, domestic violence, and sexual assault, veterans, and the LGBTQ+ community. Due to this work, she was drawn to Providence Mental Health’s model of helping treat the family system and allow family’s to transform their lives and bring a healthy end to the cycles of intergenerational trauma.
In addition, Chelsea has been part of academic research teams studying cutting edge technology for trauma treatments, and is trained in a number of modalities including Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SF-BT). Through her work she has developed a passion for advocating for women, children, and families as well as the LGBTQ+ community. She has dedicated herself to promoting accessibility and inclusivity for everyone and wholeheartedly believes this can empower others to lead meaningful, enriching and resiliency-inspired lives. When not serving the community, Chelsea likes to spend time outdoors, traveling, attending music festivals, and with her pets.