About Chelsey Wirtz, LPCC | Counselor in St. Paul, MN


Finding the right counselor can be an overwhelming process, and let’s face it: you’re here because you’re already overwhelmed. I hope that the information I provide here gives you a glimpse of what it’s like working with me.

I’m passionate about helping millenials struggling with anxiety, self-doubt and getting in their own way. My clients tend to appear like they “have it all together” on the outside, but on the inside, it feels like things are falling apart. I have a special interest in helping young adults overcome perfectionism, over-thinking, and self-sabotaging behaviors.

Why do I do what I do?

I know how hard it can be to feel stuck and not know how to move forward. And while trying to get unstuck is hard, it doesn’t have to be this hard. That’s why I’ve dedicated my practice to helping young adults get unstuck: because with the right guidance and support, you can start feeling better and get back in the driver’s seat of your life.

While therapy takes hard work and commitment, it doesn’t have to be some uncomfortable, painfully awkward process (that sounds awful). My clients have described my style as genuine, laid-back, and encouraging. We’ll laugh often, and you can totally swear like a sailor when you’re venting about your week. I won’t shy away from anything you bring up, no matter how embarrassing it might be… I’ve heard it all!

The success of therapy depends on a number of factors, but I believe it's in the authentic relationship we build that will allow us to work together so you can create true and lasting change. If you’re ready to get to work, I promise to work hard alongside you and help you reach your goals.

You deserve to live a life feeling calm, confident, and happy. And I want to help you get there.

I’m glad you’re here!

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licensure and qualifications

I’m a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (License No. 1976) in the state of Minnesota. I provide in-person therapy in St. Paul and downtown Minneapolis.

I specialize in issues relating to anxiety, self-confidence, trauma/PTSD, relationships, college, and career. I’m trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), a widely researched and clinically effective treatment for anxiety. My approach also draws from my training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), mindfulness training, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy.