Chelsea Q. Mangen, M.A., LMFT
I’ve lived in southern rural Minnesota my whole life and never had the desire to live in a larger city. I have enjoyed the last several years helping people in my community grow and improve themselves.
I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology with a minor in social welfare from Southwest Minnesota State University in 2011. I knew I wanted to be a therapist and make meaningful change in my client’s lives, so I got a Master of Arts degree in marriage and family therapy from Argosy University-Twin Cities in 2014. I have been licensed as a marriage and family therapist for the past few years.
I have worked in helping professions, such as a nurse, a direct support professional and crisis center volunteer, since I was a teenager and have enjoyed the work immensely. I started out at Eunoia Family Resource Center as a receptionist in2012 while I was working toward my master’s degree. I continued with Eunoia through my internship and beyond since it has been a great place to work. I have worked with a variety of clients from ages 5 and up for the past several years. I have worked with foster care kids and teenagers, victims of sexual assault and domestic violence, and patients with SPMI issues, adjustment issues, ADHD, anxiety depression and marital issues.
I have learned a lot while working with people over the past several years and continue to learn as I get to know new people. I work very hard to create a calm and understanding atmosphere for everyone that walks into my office. It can be difficult to make that first phone call but I often tell clients how courageous a decision it is. We talk to doctors about any physical ailments we might have but we don’t tend to realize how important our own mental health is. A quote I often share with clients and people in general is, “If you have a brain, you have mental health” and it is important to take care of your mental health.
Chelsea Q. Mangen, M.A., LMFT, is located in our Fairmont and New Ulm offices and provides services for ages 5 and up.