Hi! I'm Chantelle
I'm the Founder of
My lens aims to be anti-oppressive, anti-racist and trauma-informed. I use creative and integrated therapy to treat anxiety disorders, trauma, and attachment issues. Trained in EMDR (as well as A-Tip, EMD & EMDr), Narrative Therapy, CBT, Mindfulness, Somatic (mind-body) work, Family Systems Therapy, Hip-Hop Therapy, and Dance/Movement Trauma Work.
I first worked to heal my own anxiety and trauma and have the experience of working with traumatized teens and families in the prison system, adults and children with anxiety in private practice, and teaching therapy techniques at Columbia University- I am ready to hear your story and provide you with the tools to heal and be kind to yourself while doing it.
I founded Ordinary Healing, to provide creative and connected therapy for those suffering from trauma/PTSD, issues related to childhood attachment, and anxiety or anxiety disorders (such as OCD, generalized anxiety, phobias, relationship anxiety, performance anxiety or difficulties with transitions). Offering services to those age 11 and up, including family or couples therapy if needed. Let's start with what works: sessions can be combined with music, movement, or mind-body activities to enhance the efficacy and best meet your communication style. Home-based sessions are available out-of-pocket only.
For Individuals, Couples or Families
Get individualized support by booking home-based or office sessions with licensed clinician, Chantelle Doswell, LCSW.
Phase 1: Consultation & Planning
We work with you to assess your goals and how to best reach them. We will discuss personal preferences to determine what type of activities might appeal and be most effective for you- writing? EMDR? rap? deep breathing? Create the perfect personalized experience.
Phase 2: Integrated Sessions
After consultation, an overview of your consultation and plan will be sent to you for your review. Then, we will schedule a one-time session or create a meeting schedule based on your plan. We provide 1-time, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly sessions. Sessions are offered at a sliding scale for convenience.
Bring us to your school, organization or workplace!
Phase 1: Consultation-
We work with you to assess what your goals are and how to best reach them. We will discuss personal preferences to determine what type of activities might appeal and be most effective for your audience- hands-on activities? writing? rap? Collaborate with us to create the perfect personalized experience.
Phase 2: Workshop Selection-
After consultation, an overview of the workshop content will be sent to you for your review. At this time, we will schedule a time (or times) with you for your workshop(s). We can provide 1-time or monthly workshops based on your needs and budget.
Phase 3: Your Personalized Healing Experience-
Finally, we come to you and complete a 1-3 hour personalized workshop based on your goals and preferences for activity type (decided at workshop selection).
ORDINARY HEALING provides workshops, therapy and consultations to individuals, organizations and groups which integrate art, music and movement therapies, Hip Hop therapies, breathing and mindfulness practices, spiritual practice, and/or traditional talk-therapy.
At Ordinary Healing we know that taking the steps towards positive change look different for each individual.
We also know that coping with issues of anxiety, trauma, chronic-stress, and grief can come in many different forms.
Despite most therapists' reliance on traditional talk-therapy alone, evidence shows the use of breathing techniques, singing, movement, writing, and even rapping can be just as effective as traditionally therapy at providing relief (if not more effective!). Ordinary Healing integrates these elements and more to bring you a creative therapeutic experience catered to you- whether it's at your business or organization, or in the comfort of your own home.