The Emergent Bilingual Experience

with Chelsea Yanuaria

The Emergent Bilingual Experience

Episode 10, Season 4 | January 8, 2024

Show Notes

In today’s episode, we celebrate the power of bilingualism as a strength rather than a challenge. Join us in a conversation with doctoral psychology intern at CHC, Chelsea Yanuaria. Chelsea is a mental health professional who provides a unique lens on the journey of emergent bilingual individuals, highlighting the unique advantages and strengths that come with navigating multiple languages and cultures. By embracing and honoring linguistic diversity we can foster a more inclusive and interconnected community. Listen to this episode today to hear more about how multiple languages can be a formidable asset in today’s world.

Guest Info
Headshot of Chelsea Yanuaria

Chelsea Yanuaria, MA, is a predoctoral clinical child psychology intern at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford and Children’s Health Council as well as a doctoral candidate in Counseling Psychology at Loyola University Chicago. Chelsea’s clinical, research and advocacy efforts center on the promotion of child, adolescent, couple and family well-being with an eye for the systemic issues that impact their healthy development and mental health. More specifically, she is interested in familial socialization processes (i.e., emotion socialization and ethnic-racial socialization), and how family and other significant relationships contribute to well-being and resilience in the face of trauma and adversity. Chelsea engages a theoretically integrative approach to therapy that is culturally responsive and trauma-informed with a family systems focus. She has received training in the Gottman Method as well as Emotion Focused Therapy which she regularly integrates into her work with families.


Chelsea is passionate about counseling psychology education including teaching, clinical supervision and mentorship practices, particularly the integration of anti-racist, intersectional feminist and trauma-informed pedagogies. As a 2022-2023 Teaching Scholars Fellow, Chelsea provided supervision and mentorship to new graduate student instructors and was the recipient of Loyola’s 2023 Transformative Education Excellence Award. Chelsea has taught several graduate-level courses, including theories of counseling and psychotherapy for children and adolescents, and human development, and has additionally provided supervision to master’s level clinicians on clinical practicums.


In addition to her experience as a clinician and researcher, Chelsea holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and has extensive writing, editing, interviewing and reporting experience via both written and broadcast media outlets. As writing and storytelling are powerful tools in facilitating social change, Chelsea seeks to utilize these skills to promote awareness and discourse on social issues in collaboration with mentors and colleagues via both written and visual media formats.


When she is not working, Chelsea enjoys interior design, practicing yoga, and spending time with her partner and two dogs.