Director of Outpatient Intensive Services-Lakeview and Downtown Offices
Chelsea Ragsdale is a licensed clinical social worker and the Outpatient Intensive Services Lead at the Depression and Anxiety Specialty Clinic of Chicago. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and German from DePauw University. Ms. Ragsdale then obtained her Master’s degree in Social Work from The University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration, with a concentration in clinical practice.
Ms. Ragsdale has over five years of experience providing mental health treatment to diverse populations, including individuals suffering with depression, anxiety, OCD, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, PTSD, and substance use disorders. Prior to joining DASC, Ms. Ragsdale was a Team Leader for an Assertive Community Treatment team at Thresholds, where she served as the senior clinician on the team. Through this role, she provided supervision to staff on her team and direct therapeutic services to individuals in the community.
Ms. Ragsdale engages in evidence-based practices, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness. She specializes in treating individuals struggling with depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, substance use, relationships, and loss.
Chelsea Ragsdale-Outpatient Intensive Services Lead