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Chelsea A. Madsen PhD, LMFT 

Founder and Clinical Director of White Peaks Therapy

I believe that seeking help from a therapist takes strength and courage.  When I see clients, it is my goal to compassionately and collaboratively address the issues that are most difficult, and help lead and guide them in their process of resolving concerns.  I believe people have incredible abilities, thus one of my primary goals is to help explore, process and improve the manifestations of these strengths.  I am passionate about helping people improve individual, couple and family functioning and I believe that a safe, comfortable and confidential environment is important in that process.  I am here to help and I am enthusiastic about what I do.

I am fully invested in facilitating healthier relationship functioning.  I often see couples that feel stuck, or have had traumatic experiences both within and outside of the relationship.  Often times these couples have become entangled in negative interaction patterns and destructive behaviors.  It is my goal to help the couple feel safe, supported and heard, as well as assist in breaking the destructive patterns, or healing from negative experiences producing a healthier, happier relationship.  I also work with individuals that desire to explore current stumbling blocks in their relationships and personal lives.  Whether it be trauma, grief, past or current abuse, anxiety/depression, communication or addictions I am dedicated to helping the client explore, process and heal.

I have been working with clients for well over a decade and I am grateful so many have graciously allowed me to be a part of their lives.

Professional Highlights & Memberships

  • PhD, Marriage & Family Therapy, Kansas State University

  • M.S., Marriage and Family Therapy, Brigham Young University

  • Served as President Elect, President and Past President of the Utah Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (UAMFT) (2013-2018)

  • Adjunct Faculty, University of Utah Masters in Social Work (MSW) Program (2013-2015)

  • Adjunct Faculty, Argosy University Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) Masters program (2012-2018)

  • American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) Approved Supervisor

  • Clinical Fellow and presenter at the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)

  • Presenter at International and National Conferences

  • Published Author

  • Certified EFT Therapist (Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy)

  • Advanced Externship and Core Skills training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (instructed by founder, Dr. Susan Johnson)

  • Certified EFIT Therapist (Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy)

  • Advanced training/workshops in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Advanced training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy (instructed by founders, Dr. John and Dr. Julie Gottman)

  • EMDR Fully Trained Therapist

  • Master Certified in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)

  • Instructor for Kansas State University (2009-2011) and Brigham Young University (2008)

  • Certified Couple Communication Instructor

  • Certified Couple Care Educator

  • Northern Utah Emotionally Focused Therapy (NUEFT) serving as Chair (2021) and Co-Chair (2020)

  • Professional Membership in AASECT (American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists)(2020)

  • Member of Women In Private Practice


Specialty Areas:

*Couple and Marriage Therapy  *Individual Therapy * Premarital Counseling * Sex Therapy *Infidelity * Life Transitions *Fertility Issues * Anxiety/Depression * Abuse *Trauma * Grief & Loss  * Self Exploration *Addiction

To Contact Directly

Mobile: 801-810-6649


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