Chelsey Wooten, Ph.D., PLPC
Dr. Chelsey Wooten joined the Counseling team at Post Trauma Institute January 2023. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Bachelor of the Arts in Sociology from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA, in 2014. She earned her Master of Arts degree in Counseling where she specialized in Forensic Psychology from Adler University located in Chicago, IL in 2017. Dr. Wooten completed her PhD in Social Work from Louisiana State University in December 2022 where she specialized in Child and Family Studies, focusing on race related issues, social traumas, PTSD, disparities within institutional and military spaces, and the impact of adverse experiences on the mental health and well-being of individuals from a holistic perspective on a micro (individual and family) and macro level. Dr. Wooten’s professional experience as a helping professional has focused primarily on crisis intervention and mental health management. As a licensed associate professional counselor (LAPC) of 5 years, she has focused primarily on the field of trauma. She worked in the non-profit sector for six years as a crisis counselor, crime victim advocate, and mental health clinician addressing mental health issues related to suicidality, homicidality, being victims of crime, domestic violence, substance abuse, and sexual traumas. Dr. Wooten has conducted biopsychosocial suicide and forms of violence risk assessments, provided interventions, short-term counseling, and coordinated long-term care with community resources or out-patient treatment programs. Dr. Wooten has also served as a liaison between crime victims and the criminal courts helping clients cope with traumatic experiences, navigating the court systems, rendering orders of protections, and providing mental health and criminal courtroom education.
When not working, Dr. Wooten enjoys traveling, spending time with loved ones, and binge watching her favorite TV series (currently watching Dahmer, Blood and Water, and Manifest). Since Covid, she has also begun a new gardening hobby and is trying to grow her own indoor vegetable garden. She doesn’t have a green thumb, yet, but it is coming.