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Chellsey Atkerson, LAC

Chellsey Atkerson, LAC

Licensed Associate Counselor



  • Bachelors of Science in Psychology- Grand Canyon University 
  • Masters of Counseling- Grand Canyon University 


  • Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC)- Arizona 

Clinical Experience and Interests: 

  • Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Pregnancy, Post-Partum Mental Health, Sports Related Trauma Relationship Concerns, Life Transitions, Grief and Loss. 

Chellsey Atkerson, LAC

I received my Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Health Science with an emphasis in trauma from Grand Canyon University, I then continued my education at GCU receiving my Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I grew up playing sports but took a special interest in softball until a shoulder injury halted plans I had for playing competitive sports. I realized my identity growing up revolved around who I was as an athlete and this transition created an opportunity for me to explore who I was outside of sports. When I started my family, I saw the similar patterns in how one’s identity can easily revolve around one’s role in their life which takes away from the unique strengths each person has. I am a military spouse and mother who understands the importance of prioritizing self-love, discovering one’s identity, and overcoming challenges to promote successful performance in every area of life.

I integrate cognitive behavioral therapy and trauma informed care while also understanding that every client is unique. My main areas of interest include life transitions after sports related traumas, perinatal and postpartum mental health to include traumatic birth experiences and losses and working with the inner child to meet unfulfilled needs and develop healthier behaviors while increasing the overall quality of life through use of identified strengths.

Overall, my philosophy as a therapist is to come alongside, challenge, and encourage my clients to find healing. When a client feels that a counselor truly sees and understands them without judgement the potential for healing to take place is created.