Erin Chelgren sees counseling clients in Centennial and Online.
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What it’s like to work with Erin
People who work with Erin love her authentic, collaborative approach. They often describe how comfortable they feel being themselves, and feel understood throughout the counseling process. Erin walks alongside each of her clients with empathy, curiosity, and creativity, helping them to find freedom and release from suffering.
A Note From Erin
“As a therapist, I am passionate about cultivating a safe place for individuals and couples to heal from their past, discover their strengths, and thrive in relationships. I love my job. It’s such an honor to walk alongside people who are courageously choosing hope and pursuing transformation. That’s the type of world I want to live in; a world where, even if it feels uncomfortable and vulnerable, people choose to pursue a better life.
“In our work together, my hope is for you to experience a sense of freedom and relief from the suffering you’re experiencing right now. I want you to feel equipped to cope with overwhelming emotions, to be able to make sense of your pain, and to feel connected to yourself and the people who matter most to you.
“In my work with couples, I understand the frustration and loneliness that partners can experience when disconnected from each other. I want to help you learn to turn toward your partner and engage in a new type of conversation that breeds intimate connection. This is where the healing happens.
“If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed, stuck, or lost, you’re not alone and I’m so glad you’re here. It takes a lot of strength to acknowledge pain and sit in our humanness. I’ve experienced firsthand the power that can come from sharing our suffering with someone else. I get the courage it takes to open up and I understand the importance of finding a therapist you can trust.“
— Erin Chelgren
Outside of Counseling
Outside of therapy, Erin loves spending time with her husband, son, and their friends. If it’s over 50 degrees, Erin enjoys spending time outside as much as possible. She has a very weird Beagle German Shepherd mix named Blair. Erin also tries really hard to keep her indoor plants alive.
Erin Chelgren’s Training
Erin completed her Master’s degree in Marriage & Family Therapy. She also has advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), a therapy modality with over 40 years of research. EFT is a proven effective approach for couples in distress. In addition, Erin is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) through EMDRIA. EMDR has over 30 years of research and is proven effective for those with trauma, PTSD, distressing life events, anxiety, depression, and panic disorders. EMDR is different from traditional therapy, as it allows the brain to heal and process in a natural way.