St. Cloud Counselor for Marriage Therapy, Counseling for Men & Career Consulting

We serve the greater St. Cloud and Central Minnesota area, specializing in Marriage Counseling, Mens' Issues, and Career Consulting:

  1. Couples Counseling is for all romantic partners.  Married and unmarried couples, engaged couples who are looking for pre-marriage counseling, and those in deeply troubled relationships who are fearing their spouse may separate or divorce. Many or our marriage therapy clients have rebuilt their relationship, recovering from the loss of trust of guilt from infidelity. We help you learn ways of communication that work to restore love, trust, and renewed attraction.
  2. Men's Issues include ADD-ADHD, difficulty managing anger, relationship challenges, and midlife and retirement transitions.
  3. Career Consulting to help you find a new career or upgrade your present employment.

We are committed to genuinely helping you after your search for the best counselor near me. Text or call (320)223-9481 or email at richardjchandler@gmail.com for a short complimentary consultation this week of June 10th, 2019. We will confidentially answer your questions about the process and cost of counseling as well as scheduling availability.

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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, our experience may be your best opportunity to help you, your fiancee, life partner and, marriage.

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. The 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, distancing from your commitment to each other. 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. What we address in counseling is your hurt, disappointment, lowered trust, and even betrayal through financial, emotional, or sexual infidelity (affairs). 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 differing psychological personality types may pose a barrier to getting along, especially when not understood.  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 of the best 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. We posted many other helpful ideas on this website and our  Chandler Counseling & Consulting - St Cloud, MN Facebook page. We have published an helpful marriage e-book on lasting marriages by one of my mentors, Dr. Kirk Lamb, Ph.D., LP, Licensed Psychologist.

REVIEWS

 

“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

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

Individual Men's 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 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 the best 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 men's issues in the areas that men work with me, including navigating midlife transition, increasing intimacy with your mate, enhancing communications, repairing relationships due to infidelity and deciding whether or not it makes the best sense  to stay in a 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 and clarity to 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 counseling therapy with us at Chandler Counseling and Consulting - St Cloud, MN

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. My hope is that career counseling will give provide your best opportunity to get a better job, a new and more fulfilling career or a strategy to help you start your own business.

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

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 achieve their best work-life balance.

Leadership and Business Skills For Passion and Career Excellence

Business Partners' Counseling

On our business consulting website, Strategic Leadership Consultants of MN, we discuss how business owners having difficulty with their business partners may resolve the strife. Business Partners' Counseling 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. Ineffective communication and the non-communication of avoiding is common for struggling business partners.

Even if you ultimately decide to end the business partnership, the counseling and consulting will help. Having productive conversations is the way forward for making new business ownership arrangements. Find out more about Business Partners' Counseling here at Strategic Leadership Consultants of MN.

St. Cloud, MN Married Couple look to the future with Marriage Counseling at Chandler Counseling & Consulting

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 different approach than making therapy so specifically focussed on 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.

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 welcome hearing from residents near me in Sartell, Sauk Rapids, Waite Park and throughout Central Minnesota.

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 or calling at 320-223-9481 or email us at richardjchandler@gmail.com.

Best,    Richard Chandler, MA, LPC, Individual and couples counseling therapist.  We Welcome & Affirm LGBTQ Clients.    Chandler Counseling & Consulting Google Page here, where you can find our recent Google page posts!

REVIEWS

“Richard is a gifted clinician and I would recommend him to anyone seeking a compassionate and skilled therapist.” 
Coy Osgood, MSW, LGSW, CDP, LICSW


”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

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

REVIEWS

“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​

 

“Understanding.” 
Couples Client

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

HOURS:
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
TELEPHONE:

(320)223-9481

ADDRESS :

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 very near our building for clients both in the back and the side of our building.

This is also the office of our business consulting service, Strategic Leadership Consultants of MN

LOCAL SERVICE AREA:
Saint Cloud and Central MN including Sartell, Sauk Rapids, Waite Park, Foley, Milaca, Big Lake, Becker, Clearwater, Clear Lake, Rice, Royalton, Bowlus, Little Falls, Brainerd, Baxter, St. Joseph, Cold Spring, Rockville, Richmond, Watkins, Albany, Collegeville, Paynesville, Wilmar, Grey Eagle, Freeport, Melrose, Sauk Centre & Alexandria, 56301, 56303, 56304, 56377, 56379, 56367, 565373, 56345, 56375, 56320, 56329, 56374, 56320, 56310, 56307, 56357, 55320, 56307, 56308, 56389, 56363, 55371, Stearns, Benton, Sherburne, Morrison, Todd, Douglas, Kandiyohi, Meeker, Wright, Mille Lacs

ENTIRE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
For Counseling and Consulting Services via Telephone or Video Conferencing through the secure and encrypted Zoom platform.

UNITED STATES & CANADA:
For Consulting only via Telephone or Video Conferencing