Chelsea M. Wakefield, Ph.D., LCSW Clinical Social Worker
Primary Appointment Location
The Couples Center
4224 Shuffield Drive
Psychiatric Research Institute
Little Rock, AR 72205
- Appointment Phone Number
- (501) 526-8288
New and Returning Patients
- Patient Type
About Dr. Wakefield
Chelsea Wakefield, Ph.D., LCSW, is the founding director of the UAMS Couples Center, a program committed to providing excellence in couples therapy. Wakefield is a nationally recognized psychotherapist, author and educator, who has provided individual, couples and group therapy for the past twenty-one years. She is a highly trained and effective clinician, experienced in dealing with the problems that couples face in the 21st century. She has published numerous articles, along with three books: Negotiating the Inner Peace Treaty, In Search of Aphrodite, and the upcoming Labyrinth of Love (spring of 2020).
Wakefield’s integrative approach comes from years of study and experience, gleaning clinical pearls from the best and brightest experts in this field. She also incorporates recent brain research on the neurobiology of attachment. She is the only AASECT Certified Sex Therapist in Arkansas.
Wakefield is known for her compassionate manner blended with deep clinical acumen that allows her to find the root of problems that have troubled couples for years. She works with situations of betrayal and disconnection that feel unresolvable. Couples who come to work with her grow as individuals as they work through the underlying difficulties, dynamics and destructive patterns that have eclipsed the love they have always longed for.
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Dr. Wakefield's Academic Background
- Assistant Professor