St. Cloud Counselor for Marriage Therapy, Communications, Executive Coaching & Career Consulting

Marriage Therapy Couples Counseling and men's counselor in St Cloud, MN and near me in Central Minnesota for men's issues, teen and adolescent boys, as well as Career Consulting, Life Coaching, and Executive Coaching for this week of December 17th, 2018.  Today may your time to change your life for the better through focussed individual psychotherapy, life coaching and marriage therapy for engaged, separated couples or troubled relationships where you are fearing your spouse may divorce. Text or call (320)223-9481 or email at for a short complimentary consultation. 

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Chandler Counseling & Consulting - St Cloud, MN | (320)223-9481

Couples Counseling & Marriage Therapy in St. Cloud, MN

We specialize in strength-based marriage counseling for married people and those in committed romantic relationships. Whether you are local and near me, you and your spouse travel a distance into St Cloud, or you take advantage of video conferencing or telephone for your therapy, our experience could perhaps help you, your fiancee or life partner.

St. Cloud Couples Counseling and Marriage Therapy in St. Cloud, MN

The marriage breakdown issues we help couples to resolve

We counsel on communications breakdown, loss of trust, sexless or low sex marriages, silent treatment, hurtful arguing, anger, infidelity, affairs, inappropriate texting and pornography use, excessive video game use, and parenting disagreements. This following link provides detailed information on how we work with marriage breakdown including threats of separation and divorce.

Addressing Hurt, Low Trust, and Betrayal due to Financial, Emotional or Sexual Infidelity

When marriages and committed relationships are struggling, it is as if one or both of you are leaning out of the relationship. You might even be asking, "does my spouse even want to be near me anymore?" If you and your spouse are gathering information on whether marriage therapy might be the best option for you, read on.  To gain a more complete understanding of how hurt, disappointment, low trust, and even betrayal through financial, emotional or sexual infidelity (affairs) can be addressed in marriage counseling, you will find detailed information about the process of Marriage Therapy Couples Counseling here.

Marriage Counselor in St. Cloud for Couples Therapy

Assessing your relationship strengths

A quick but essential point… We look for your strengths and the ways in which we can amplify the positive qualities of your relationship. Doing so can rekindle attraction, liking and loving each other. Our work with couples encourages stepping back into the romance and sexual intimacy that brought them together when they first fell in love. Some couples also choose to explore how their psychological personality type has been a barrier to getting along. I do this for couples with a comprehensive Myers-Briggs assessment. 

Happy Couple in Marriage Counseling in St. Cloud, MN

The Ways that we help engaged, married and committed couples

At this link, you can learn more about what it might be like to work with me, Richard Chandler, MA, LPC, as your St Cloud couples counselor. Within counseling sessions with your mate, we provide a great many tips and techniques that have proven to help marriage partners and those in committed romantic relationships begin to lean back in towards each other. Check out these 9 Ways to Improve Your Love Relationship. Many other helpful ideas are posted on this website and on our  Chandler Counseling & Consulting Facebook page.



“We are so thankful and will forever be so thankful for finding Richard during our darkest time. We desperately needed guidance and you were the light that helped us get back on track!

We have learned so much about ourselves and each other during this process – and you have been amazing since day one! We are certain we wouldn’t have been able to get through this without your help!! Highly recommend you, as you have a special gift to help people!”​
A Central MN Business Owner

Individual Therapy for Life Transition, Social Anxiety, Anger Management & Overwhelming Stress

An individualized Approach to Anger Management

You might feel paralyzed with overwhelming stress, social anxiety, and loss. If you or a loved one has become upset to the point that there is a great deal of anger, including hurtful words, please click on the following link if you wish to know more about an individualized approach to anger management, based uniquely on you as an individual, rather than the more generic approaches typically taught in anger management classes.

Counseling for men in St Cloud, MN for Anger Management, ADD ADHD and midlife

Counseling Men Specializing in men's issues

Richard Chandler, MA, LPC specializes in the unique counseling and consulting concerns of men. Perhaps you may wish to seek counseling therapy in St. Cloud, MN for help in navigating through a mid-life transition, including career consulting.

Men also seek me out to gain clarity on whether it makes better sense to try to repair their troubled marriage or romantic partner relationship or find a way to part ways with their mate as a love relationship, but still keep communication open for cooperative co-parenting.

You may wish to click this link to explore this page on men's issues to get an overview of the areas that men work with me, including navigating midlife transition, increasing intimacy with their mate, enhancing their communications, infidelity and deciding whether or not it makes sense for them to stay in their marriage or explore the option of being single. I also help men improve their lives in the face of ADD and ADHD struggles.

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Navigating a difficult time in your life

Alternatively, you perhaps feel drained and paralyzed, losing your ability to respond. Our job is to help you navigate through difficult times. We do this by first seeking to deeply understand you and the dynamics of the challenging times that you are experiencing.

We endeavor to bring insight, clarity and a help you formulate a plan to improve your situation. Together, we can marshal your resources and build upon your inner strengths to overcome your challenges. Many of our individual and couples’ clients find their lives improving soon after beginning.

But doing everything that you can to improve things still may not be enough. Even if the situation itself may not be changed enough to take away your worry and anxiety, we help clients by teaching them coping strategies including mindfulness meditation. And with lower stress, you may feel better even though not much can be changed in your external world at this time.

Upgrading Your Career with Career Consulting in St Cloud, MN

Can You Reinvent Your Work Life with Career Consulting?

I began Chandler Counseling & Consulting - St Cloud, MN in 2012 by offering career planning, guidance, and counseling for clients who were unhappy with their present job and work life.

With Career counseling & consulting we explore exciting new directions

Perhaps you may wish to earn more income or be happier in your work by exploring new vocational opportunities through career counseling., career guidance, and intentional career planning. Often, this includes career assessments to help you gain a more objective understanding of your career strengths.  Take a look at this link to explore transforming your work life through Career Counseling & Consulting.

Career Direction also helps College students with majors & for improving grades

A corollary to career counseling is helping those in college or college-bound high school students to explore potential careers as a way to help them choose a college or university or move toward a major that is more aligned with their longer-term aspirations. More information on how we help our college clients with a career here.

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Counseling for higher grades and better academics

Speaking of college, we have helped a number of our college-age clients achieve much better academic performance by helping them clear the obstacles that have been standing in their way. One common obstacle is having uncertainty about career direction and what life will be like after college. Find out more here about improving academic performance at this link.

CEO Businesswoman in St. Cloud, MN for Executive Coaching with Richard Chandler, MA, LPC

Executive Coaching for CEO's & Business Owners

Many of our individual and couples' clients are self-employed business women and men.

Self-Employed Business Men & Women see us for counseling & consulting

In addition to helping them psychologically with their personal issues, I also coach and consult with business owners on how to increase their business success, so they can have better work-life balance. This link shows reviews on how we have helped business owners and CEO's and their organizations to become more profitable through Executive Coaching.

Leadership and Business Skills For Passion and Career Excellence

Executive Coaching helps CEO's have Life balance

This business consulting service also results in helping top executives to become more effective while decreasing the excessively long hours most of them worked prior to beginning the coaching process. Please click this link to learn about our Executive and Business Coaching and Consulting for CEO's and business owners.

Business Partners' Counseling

A related service Chandler Counseling & Consulting - St Cloud provides for business owners experiencing strife with business partners is Business Partners' Counseling. This has helped Central Minnesota business owners to get their business relationship back on track.

The process has many of the same dynamics as couples counseling, as ineffective communication including the non-communication of avoiding is common for business partners who are struggling to work cooperatively together.

Even if you ultimately decide to end the business partnership, the counseling and consulting will allow you both to have more productive conversations leading to making new business ownership arrangements. Find out more about Business Partners' Counseling here.

Can Beginning Counseling Therapy with Richard Chandler, MA, LPC, Help Me?

As a Licensed Professional Counselor, (LPC), I personally do not work under a medical model. Therapy instead is based more on helping clients come to a new understanding of their thinking, emotions, relationships and whatever life challenges they are grappling with.

Working together as your St Cloud marriage counselor, or as your individual counseling therapist specializing in men's issues, could help clear the way for you to resolve difficulties to move forward in more creative and empowering ways. This is a very different approach than treating mental illness such as anxiety or depression.

My clients appreciate that I don't see them and their challenges as mental illness diagnoses. Instead, we collaborate by co-creating new ways of thinking, communicating and being. We discover new insights and understanding to intelligently think and skillfully do things in an empowering way; a more intentional and effective way. I hope we might work together to improve your life so your relationships become more optimal and the pain you have been experiencing fades.

If you are new to counseling and consulting, you may wish to preview what it would be like to work with us when first contacting us, arriving at our office and actually working together in your 1st session. Here is a link to help you know what it is like to begin as a new client of Chandler Counseling & Consulting - St Cloud, MN.

St. Cloud, MN Married Couple look to the future with Marriage Counseling at Chandler Counseling & Consulting
Richard Chandler, MA.,, LPC, Counselor and Therapist in St Cloud, MN

Questions? We Welcome Hearing from You!

Please take a few minutes to explore the pages of this website. You can read about the history of Chandler Counseling & Consulting - St Cloud, MN here on our About Us page. I respond quickly to those who wish to have their questions answered before committing to scheduling a session.

If you wish, we can also arrange for a brief phone consultation, (at no cost), to answer your questions and give you a clear picture of how the counseling and consulting process might work for your specific needs.  Please contact us by texting of calling at 320-223-9481 or email us at

Best, Richard Chandler, MA, LPC, Therapist, Executive Consultant & CEO Coach.  We Welcome & Affirm LGBTQ Clients.    Chandler Counseling & Consulting Google Page here, where you can find our recent Google page posts!


“Richard is a gifted clinician and I would recommend him to anyone seeking a compassionate and skilled therapist.” 

”Great spirit and wisdom.” 

Brent Fuqua of Full Circle Water

“Richard is a caring and engaged therapist who aids his clients in developing strengths to achieve their goals!”

Ellen O’Brien Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT


Richard Chandler, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor and Bonnett Chandler, MA. Your privacy and confidentiality is protected


“Richard is an empathetic and involved therapist. He cares about every one of his clients. Richard helps his clients achieve their goals!” 

​​Seal Dwyer, MS, LMFT​


Couples Client

“Richard is a very good counselor. He is very easy to talk to and very professional.” 
Jim N.

Monday 8:30AM–6:30PM
Tuesday 8:30AM–6:30PM
Wednesday 8:30AM–6:30PM
Thursday 8:30AM–6:30PM
Friday 8:30AM–6:30PM
Saturday 8:30AM–12PM
Sunday Closed



Chandler Counseling & Consulting - St Cloud, MN
Richard Chandler, MA, LPC

1204 7th St S
St Cloud, MN 56301

Our office building is just south of Tech High School and overlooks Lake George. Parking is available both in the back and the side of our building.

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