Chelsea Tobias, LISW-S

OUTPATIENT THERAPIST

  • Available for In-Person and Telehealth
  • Ages I Treat: Children (6-11), Teens (12-17), Young Adults (18-22); Adults (23-64; CPT Only)
  • Eating Disorder Specialties:
    AN, BN, BED, OSFED
    ARFID
    Intuitive Eating
    Picky Eating
    Food Anxiety
    Fear of Vomiting

  • Other Specialties: PTSD/Trauma, OCD, Anxiety Disorders, Depression, LGBTQ+, Sex Worker Allied
  • Approaches: FBT, CBT-E, CBT, CPT, TF-CBT

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Get to Know Chelsea

I specialize in working with children, teens, and young adults who struggle with issues related to food, body image, anxiety, depression, and trauma. I am a passionate advocate for my clients and believe in providing high quality, evidence-based care designed to support each individual’s goals. I operate from a strengths-based, person-centered approach and work to empower individuals and families to live their best, most balanced lives. For those who have experienced trauma, lingering symptoms can disrupt daily life and cause significant impairment. I have experience using Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) with children and am a national Cognitive Processing Therapy provider for teens and adults. Both of these treatments are ideal for rapid symptom reduction and skills building.

I am a passionate advocate for my clients and believe in providing high quality, evidence-based care designed to support each individual’s goals. I specialize in working with children, teens, and young adults who struggle with issues related to food, body image, anxiety, depression, and trauma. I operate from a strengths-based, person-centered approach and work to empower individuals and families to live their best, most balanced lives.

A core component of my work is to assist clients in gaining a better understanding of the relationship between their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to help support their recovery. In the treatment of children and teens with eating disorders, I utilize Family Based Treatment (FBT) and Enhanced Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT-E). FBT is the first-line treatment recommendation and engages the whole family system in supporting the child on their path to recovery, which I believe is essential.

Additionally, I am a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor and offer support for those looking to heal their relationship with food and their bodies using the 10 principles of Intuitive Eating. I believe that all bodies are good bodies and have seen the benefit that comes from making peace with food. If thoughts about food and your body control your life and you are ready to ditch the diet mentality, Intuitive Eating might be the right path for you.

Originally a Columbus native, I graduated from Otterbein University. I went on to work for the Supreme Court of Ohio, where I spent four years developing and disseminating trainings for Ohio’s Guardian ad Litem Education Program. These experiences inspired my decision to pursue social work. I was recruited to become a fellow at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University, and completed my Masters of Science in Social Administration (MSSA) with a certificate in Management and Leadership in 2015. My fellowship focused on evidence-based practice development and evaluation, with a specific interest in trauma therapy.

After graduate school, I worked for The Emily Program – Cleveland, where I coordinated the adolescent day treatment and intensive outpatient programs. In this role, I fell in love with how empowering and effective Family Based Treatment is, and began seeking further training and supervision, which led me to my current position.

National Association of Social Workers (NASW)