About MN Counseling Therapy
We Currently Do Individual & Couples Counseling by Video Conferencing or by Phone
© 2021 Richard Chandler, MA, LPC, Masters in Psychotherapy, Licensed Professional Counselor
"We Help You Create a Happier Life when Challenged by Personal & Work Relationships or Difficult Challenges."
We Find it Rewarding to Help Clients Better Their Lives
We enjoy our work. Helping clients to better understand and navigate through difficult life situations or relationship challenges is rewarding for us. Without professional help, people can spin their wheels, trying to make things better, but lacking the expertise and outside, objective perspective allowing them to do something more effectively.
We find it deeply rewarding to provide that perspective. When you work with us online or by phone we want you to receive counseling therapy confidentially, professionally, and safely.
History of MN Counseling Therapy
We began Chandler Counseling and consulting June 1st of 2012 at our St. Cloud, MN location. We have been continuously practicing there up to this present time.
In March of 2020, we went completely online due to Covid-19. In June of 2020 Bonnett Chandler, MA, LPCC began working at Cambia Hills, a psychiatric residential treatment facility located in East Bethel, Minnesota. Because of the very long drive from St. Cloud, we moved to the Elk River, MN area.
We continue to serve the Saint Cloud, Alexandria and Central MN area and have now expanded into the Minneapolis Metro area with an office in Golden Valley, MN, online, and with this MN Counseling Therapy website.
Richard Chandler, MA, LPC - Licensed Professional Counselor
I came to psychotherapy after two decades of work in holistic healthcare. I wanted to serve clients when faced with life challenges that were more mental, emotional, and relational than was possible in my former healthcare practice.
Before beginning my practice specializing in career counseling and Myers-Briggs®, I mentored with psychologist Kirk Lamb, Ph.D., author of a helpful romantic and married couples’ e-book and a career e-book, which are both on this website.
In addition to career consulting, life and executive coaching, I primarily work with couples and individual men and women seeking better relationships, personal growth, and greater life-balance and happiness.
We are now in our 9th year of practice and feel honored to serve Central MN clients and MSP and surrounding suburbs clients within our offices and online. (We hope to resume again in-person in the late Spring of 2021)
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor through the State of Minnesota. This link verifies my license, # 1973.
Bonnett is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor through the State of Minnesota. This link verifies her license, #2554.
Bonnett Chandler, MA, LPCC - Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
My wife, Bonnett Chandler, MA, LPCC, had an extensive background as a program counselor serving developmentally disabled and autistic adult clients in Sauk Rapids, MN group homes. She wished to pursue counseling for teens and adults who had relationships and life challenges.
Therefore it made sense for her to complete her BA degree and pursue her master’s degree in psychotherapy and begin the long process leading to licensing in mental health. In addition to working with Chandler Counseling & Consulting of St. Cloud, MN, she is a therapist for a residential mental treatment facility for teens with mental illness and trauma.
Bonne Chandler and I attended the Adler Graduate School in Minnesota. We earned our master's degrees are in Adlerian counseling and psychotherapy. Our education included all of the generalist knowledge in psychology required to obtain psychotherapy licenses. Additionally, we had focused training on the psychology of Alfred Adler, who, along with Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, were the foundational figures of modern psychology.
After completing her master’s degree, she was a full-time employee of Nexus at their Mille Lacs Academy treatment facility in Onamia, Minnesota. She served in dual roles as a psychotherapist and a clinical supervisor. Bonnett currently works as a therapist for Cambia Hills Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility.