'Love Is Blind' Season 6 Star Chelsea Says Show Helped Her Seek Therapy After Filming

Chelsea says that 'Love Is Blind' paid her therapy fees.

Love Is Blind season 6 contestant Chelsea Blackwell is sharing her experiences seeking mental health help after filming the show. 

During a recent Instagram Q&A, Chelsea opened up about going into therapy after filming her season of the Netflix reality show. 

"Absolutely. The show was very accommodating on helping me not only find a therapist but cover the fees," Chelsea revealed. "I've never seen a therapist before but man oh man. I feel everyone could benefit from having an unbiased opinion. I never thought I 'needed' therapy but I had a ton of inner issues I needed to debunk and my life, my mindset, my heart has completely changed." 

As for how she feels after going through a therapy experience, Chelsea added, "I thought I loved myself before but I have never felt THIS kind of love."

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When another fan asked her for a mental health check, Chelsea replied, "I am so good. I have the most wonderful people who know my heart and have been so supportive! It's an experience I did that highlights my weakest moments but we out here surviving these trenches."

One thing Chelsea is disappointed with when it comes to how she's been portrayed on the show is what has been left out of the experience. After forming connections with both Trevor Sova and Jimmy Presnell in the pods, Chelsea accepted Jimmy's proposal and moved forward with their tumultuous relationship. 

"Soooooo much hasn't been shown. I knew that would be the case. There's a ton of footage and they created our story line they saw fit," Chelsea wrote. "Was I emotional and insecure? Absolutely. But my feelings were valid and I wish that we included more. But that's show biz baby."


However, despite these discrepancies, Chelsea she absolutely does not regret doing the show. 

"This was the most wonderful beautiful journey I've ever been on," she told another fan. 

Chelsea received some flack earlier in the season for telling Jimmy that people often compare her to Megan Fox in the looks department. 

"I did reach out to her [Fox], and I was like, 'I'm so sorry I did this to you,'" Chelsea recently told ET, adding that she hasn't heard back from the Transformers star. "I'm just waiting for Megan to respond."

Chelsea's comments about therapy are a departure from what past contestants have said about their experience on the show. Season 2 contestants Danielle Ruhl and Nick Thompson have both spoken out about their mental health struggles in the wake of filming, making a series of accusations against Netflix and the production company Kinetic Content. 


"When I was experiencing some medical stuff in the pods, there were no doctors. When I was experiencing mental health issues, there were no therapists," Danielle claimed to ET in April 2023. "You kind of just had to rely on your producers to make you feel better."

"There was absolutely no therapist on set. There was absolutely no support after filming, and I will take that to my grave," she insisted. 

Last year, Nick co-founded the UCAN Foundation, which stands for Unscripted Cast Advocacy Network, which provides legal resources and mental health services to reality stars. 

In April 2023, Kinetic Content released a statement to ET following the claims, saying, "The wellbeing of our participants is of paramount importance to Kinetic. We have rigorous protocols in place to care for each person before, during, and after filming."


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