It's Complicated

Chelsey McGovern

Psychological Counselor, Childhood Development Support Specialist, Mindfulness, Trauma Informed, Somatic Practices, ASD, ADHD, Consensual Non-monogamy, LGBTQIA+

ENG & 日本語 -Berlin, Germany.
Using cognitive behavioral approaches through an artistic process, I support both youth and adults. When appropriate, I integrate yoga and eco-therapy.
  • €65 / session
  • Private Yoga - €80 / session
  • Home Visit (Children's Session) - €85 / session
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About me

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Originally from the United States, I have spent half my life living outside my home country. I completed my formal education and entered adulthood living in Japan and South Korea for a combination of 10 years. Germany is now where I call home.

Coming from a mixed heritage background myself and having lived around the world, I understand the struggles many face with an international and immigrant experience.

I was a long time Expressive Arts educator with a Reggio Emilia inspired philosophy pursuing social-emotional education and Anti-Racist & Anti-Bias advocacy.

Leaving the traditional educational word behind, I know hold professional counseling certifications that help me connect and work with individuals and families with more time and intention to focus on their complex needs.

I identify as a queer practitioner and live and work always through an intersectional feminist lens.
For me, the mind-body-spirit connection is important and I practice self-care through yoga and social justice advocacy.

Inspired by the benefit I found in my personal life, I also am certified in children’s, teen’s, adult, and trauma-informed yoga instruction and eco-therapeutic guidance.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
Trauma Informed Care

My approach

✤ 𝗖𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗱𝗿𝗲𝗻 & 𝗔𝗱𝗼𝗹𝗲𝘀𝗰𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲𝘀
I work through a method of social-emotional regulation and emotional literacy. This will look and be different for every child and may mean that counseling is not always done through back and fourth verbal communication—It will be an artistic one. It can be within visual arts, movement, and sensorial experiences that children can and will communicate deeply about their feelings and ideas.


-Learning support, developmental or academic
-Neurodiversity support (ADHD or autism)
-Emotional regulation and emotional literacy support
(ex: a change in family dynamics or big life changes)
-Targeting conscious and sub-conscious healing from social biases and systematic oppression that are directly connected to your child's/family’s identifiers
(For ex: exposure to homophobia, racism, and/or ablism)

✤ 𝗔𝗱𝘂𝗹𝘁𝘀
With cognitive behavioral approaches we engage in dialogue and through a creative and conversational process. Through conversation, we set goals and work on how to apply strategies so you can feel more in control of managing your problems by uncovering more constructive ways to think and behave.

*Please note the my method is holistic for a 360 degree approach to care, doing art or doing yoga for example will never be mandatory if you are feeling uncomfortable to do so. They only just offers and resources available to you.

-Supporting people experiencing professional burn-out
(particularly specialized in working with educators)
-Navigating an adult diagnosis of ADHD or autism
-Issues of self-worth , self-love, and self-esteem
Navigating the stressors of systematic oppression.
(Especially if you are navigating your queerness and gender expression)
-People who are experiencing cultural fatigue and loneliness
-Trauma-informed practices to empower your own self-soothing skills

Where I practice

Qualifications and experience

✤2022: Accredited professional diploma in Psychological Counseling & Children and Adolescents Accredited by: -The International Association of Therapists -Complementary Therapists Accredited Association Further Training in: -Therapeutic Art - Working with neurodiverse clients ✤2023: Adult Yoga certification in Dynamic Mindfulness approach (200hr) ✤2021: Children, Teen’s, and Trauma-Informed Yoga certification with Yoga Ed. (100hr) ✤2019: State of Massachusetts Teacher licensure in Early Education & Care and Elementary ✤2018: Master of Education: Early Childhood Development ✤2011: Bachelor of Science in International Studies: Cultural Anthropology
✤2022- today Private Practice: Together at the Grove -Expressive Arts & Mental Health Counseling & Wellness Yoga -Located in Berlin, Germany ✤2011-2022 Bilingual Educator -Specializing in Expressive Arts via Reggio Emilia Approach -Following Constructivist theory and advocate for social justice reform
Private Pay
  • €65 / session
  • Private Yoga - €80 / session
  • Home Visit (Children's Session) - €85 / session
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