About Chelsey Wirtz, MA, 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.

Are you a young adult feeling stuck in a vicious cycle of anxiety, self-doubt, and getting in your own way? There's no feeling like being stuck. It's a scary place to be. Whether it’s finding healthy relationships, navigating your early career, surviving college, healing from the past, or even just figuring out who you are and where you’re headed, young adulthood is a time filled with high pressure and constant change.

I know how hard it can be as a young adult, feeling stuck and not knowing how to move forward. While young adulthood is hard, it doesn’t have to be this hard. That’s why I’ve dedicated my practice to helping anxious, overwhelmed young adults get unstuck. With the right guidance and support, you can get back in the driver’s seat of your life and start feeling better.

Therapy takes hard work and commitment, but 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!

While the success of therapy depends on a number of factors, I believe it's in the authentic relationship we build that will allow us to work collaboratively and help you 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, MN, and online therapy to residents of Minnesota.

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.

Counseling in St. Paul, MN

1854 Grand Ave, 2nd Floor Suite, St. Paul, MN 55105

My counseling office is located in the Macalester-Groveland neighborhood of St. Paul, MN, within walking distance of the University of St. Thomas, St. Catherine University (St. Kate’s), and Macalester College.

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