Richard Chandler, MA, LPC, Masters in Psychotherapy, Licensed Professional Counselor in MN | (320)223-9481


Choosing the Right College

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Feel Confident that You Chose the Right College

© 2017-2020 Richard Chandler, MA, LPC, Masters in Psychotherapy, Licensed Professional Counselor

Deciding upon a college that best matches your own uniqueness and aspirations is perhaps the most important decision you will make as a high school student, or if you wish to change careers. The consequences of not choosing wisely include significant lost time and many thousands of dollars in additional expense. We have assisted a number of forward-thinking high school students in choosing their personal “best fit” in higher education. Here is the successful format we have used to help other students and their families:

Phase 1: We begin by administering and interpreting the more sophisticated version of the Myers-Briggs® psychological personality type assessment, (the MBTI® Step II), along with the Strong Interest Inventory® career assessment. This phase is facilitated by Richard Chandler, a Myers-Briggs Master Practitioner, and experienced in administering and interpreting the Strong Interest Inventory®.

Those two assessments provide the specific data needed to zero in on both your innate psychological personality type and the careers and college majors for which you have an affinity for. We will also discover the kinds of work and study for which you may have some interest in and could be a good match for you, based on your deeper intrinsic preferences.

Phase 2, primarily facilitated by Virginia Riser, Ph.D., consists of a very detailed formal interview that thoroughly explores a student’s individual affinities, potential colleges, and a good many practical considerations that encompass the college experience itself and beyond.

In addition to the costs of the two assessment instruments, our process involves consultation time with Richard Chandler and Virginia Riser for three hours of face-to-face counseling with the student and his or her parents. We do all of this for under $500. Please text or call at 320.223.9481 for more information or to schedule a time to begin this process.

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Doing Well Academically in High School & College

One more thing...  We also do counseling for improving academic performance by helping our high school and college clients to resolve whatever has been getting in the way such as relationship issues, too much partying and trouble organizing their time and focusing.

I can answer your specific questions by calling or texting  me at (320)223-9481 or email me at, and we can discuss whether or not it makes sense for us to work together.

* Telephone or video conferencing sessions may be arranged

* We Welcome & Affirm LGBTQ Individual Clients and Couples 

* We respectfully serve African-American Clients  

* We have reasonable rates and a sliding fee scale

Call or Text 320-223-9481 for a no-cost consult or to schedule    Click Here for Driving Directions

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 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