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Meet Erin Chelgren,

MFT Intern

Erin Chelgren is receiving her Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy at Fuller Theology Seminary. She joins the Therapy With Heart team as a student intern under the supervision of Rachel Thomas, LMFT.

Erin is passionate about cultivating a safe space for adolescents, adults, couples, and families to thrive personally and relationally. Whether your story includes stress with big life transitions, trauma, abuse, neglect, shame, axiety, grief, anger, or depression, Erin honors the courage it takes to reach out and invite someone into your journey. Relationships are risky and are often the source of our pain. Conversely, when we are loved and accepted for who we truly are, relationships can bring transformation and healing. Erin’s empathic nature and nurturing presence offer hope and provide safety to explore all areas of life with curiosity and compassion.

Erin understands the frustration and distress that couples can experience when stuck and disconnected. In working with couples, Erin invites partners to engage in a new conversation that elicits intimate connection and resiliency. Erin believes when partners are able to turn toward one another and express their needs, a secure relationship develops and frees both partners to grow into their best version of themselves.

Erin is trained in EMDR through an EMDRIA approved training course and is receiving extensive training in Emotionally Focused Therapy. She has extensive training in Applied Behavior Analysis and years of experience working with individuals with autism and their families. Erin is a member of the Arizona Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT).

“Let go of who you think you’re supposed to be and embrace who you are.” – Brene Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection