About Hope Ignited

our mission

Our mission is to provide licensed clinicians, organizations, agencies, and other helping professionals with research- based education, training, and subject matter expertise on trauma-informed and trauma-specific practices.

Founder & Creative Director

Chelsea Haverly


Meet Chelsea

Chelsea Haverly, LCSW-C (pronouns she/her) is the Creative Director of Hope Ignited and the Co-Founder of Anchored Hope Therapy, LLC. She is a clinical social worker and a certified Victim Assistant Specialist, III through the State of Maryland. Chelsea majored in Psychology at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York and received her Masters in Social Work from the University of Maryland School of Social Work. Chelsea has a Masters Certificate from Cornell University, Johnson School of Business Management, in the Psychology of Business. Chelsea has worked in an array of business environments and manages a thriving psychotherapy private practice in Annapolis, Maryland. Chelsea specializes in Trauma-informed organizational change management, creating safe & secure work environments, and managing complex change at the personal, professional and interpersonal levels to mitigate burnout.


Chelsea’s clinical focus is in treating adult and child survivors of sexual abuse, assault, sex trafficking, and polyvictimization. Prior to private practice, Chelsea worked in Baltimore City at the Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress at Kennedy Krieger Institute doing community based mental health care and advocacy. Chelsea utilizes a brain-based approach to her work with complex trauma for youth and adults with chronic health and mental issues. She also has specialized training in treating and managing high risk behaviors with youth and families. Chelsea is a member of the Maryland Human Trafficking Task Force, Victims Service Subcommittee, and is a certified trainer through this committee. She consults with therapists and businesses across the country in the provision of therapeutic services for survivors of sex trafficking, complex trauma, and exposures to violence using trauma-informed and trauma responsive programming and services.


Both clinically and within business management, Chelsea works to identify how people can work better and more effectively to ultimately take care of themselves and function optimally at the individual level, at work, and interpersonally. Chelsea utilizes her training as a social worker to identify the many factors that impact our decision making, productivity, and self-care strategies.  She is passionate in coaching others on how to shore up personal and professional boundaries to sustainably practice and mitigate burnout.

Chelsea’s Areas of Clinical Expertise:

Survivors of Human Trafficking

Survivors of Commercial Sexual Exploitation (children and adults)

Adolescent & Adult survivors of physical, sexual, emotional abuse, and neglect

Somatization of Trauma

Brain-Based Psychotherapy for Trauma

Trauma Bonding

Betrayal Trauma

Self-Injurious Behaviors/Harm Reduction

Depression and Anxiety

Dissociative Disorders

Vicarious Traumatization

Professional Burnout

First Responder Support

Meet Our Consultants

Laura Marques Brown she/her/ela

LCPC, Ecotherapist
Laura Marques Brown is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) working in the unceded territory of The Piscataway First Nation, also known as Annapolis Maryland. She specializes in Nature Therapy or Ecotherapy and has created a therapy model called Decolonizing Nature Therapy©. Laura’s identities include being cisgender, heterosexual, able-bodied, and multicultural. She is white passing and is a first generation American born from immigrant parents. Laura’s work is informed by these identities, and she specializes in professionally collaborating with multicultural and multiracial individuals. In the field of ecotherapy there is a recognition of the important intersection between humans and the natural world. Due to various influences, this important intersection has become severed in our dominant culture. Laura works to decolonize this modality of healing which often involves naming why the disconnection happened in the first place: in large part due to the impacts of colonization.

Emily Young, LCSW-C, NSCA-CPT

Trauma-Informed Personal Trainer
Emily’s professional career as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional grounds her from a unique foundational perspective to train other personal trainers to become skilled in assessing trauma and becoming a Trauma-Informed Personal Trainer.

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