Chelsea Kading,LCSW

Chelsea Kading,LCSW

Telehealth Available
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW - 57988
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Allegiance Life and Health
  • Alliance PPO
  • Allied Insurance Group
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • CalPERS
  • Cenpatico
  • Cigna
  • Coventry
  • Coventry Health Care
  • GEHA Health Plans
  • GWH-Cigna (formerly Great West Healthcare)
  • Highmark
  • Meritain Health
  • New Directions Behavioral Health
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • Optum
  • Optum Health
  • United Behavioral Health
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Austin, Texas 78701

My Approach to Helping

My name is Chelsea Kading, and I am a licensed clinical social worker in Texas. As we continue to age, our lives become complex with many moving parts. Sometimes those moving parts feel overwhelming and can leave us frustrated, depressed, anxious, and sometimes wandering. I am here to help you address your mental health concerns with a patient-centered strength approach that is tailored to your needs.

My educational background started at Angelo State University, where I graduated with a degree in psychology. I late traveled on to get my master’s degree in Social Work at Texas State University in 2013. I have been licensed since that time.

I am currently in the finishing stages of my Ph.D. in Social Work where I hope to continue putting people first. I look forward to working with you in the future.

I completed a Master's in Social Work in 2013 and began my career as a medical social worker and, later, a clinical license. I have worked with children, individuals, couples, and in group therapy with a wide diversity of individuals from all walks of life. This work experience has permitted me to learn a multitude of therapy techniques and approaches. My specialties include marital therapy, couple's communication, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, grief, life transitions, and more.

My primary focus is sexual issues and things that come along with various sexual lifestyles that may be outside of the "norm." This includes polyamory, swinger lifestyle, and kink etc. Other issues I deal with are PTSD, Substance Use Addiction, Eating Disorders, OCD, LGBTQIA+, Maternal Mental Health, Stress, Women's Issues, Trauma, Relationship Issues, and Grief, Loss

I provide a relaxed and professional environment and can be more laid back if that makes you more comfortable. There are so many different options with telehealth.

I want us to be able to work together in creating a plan that works best for you. I want you to be the driver of your therapy bus, and you can expect a judgment-free therapy zone. Clients often come to me after being misfit by other providers, and I am happy to see if we are a good fit before scheduling follow-up visits.

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Industries & Communities Served

  • LGBTQ+

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Career Choice
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • School issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Women's Issues

Types of Therapy

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