Whitney Wessels

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW

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(612) 688-4636

Whitney Wessels

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW


Location

Offers online therapy

8530 Eagle Point Blvd.
Suite 100
Lake Elmo, MN 55042
(612) 688-4636

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This location is easily accessible from:

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Anxiety, grief, trauma, self-doubt, or relationship issues? These are hard to navigate alone; I partner with you to sort through difficult themes to increase everyday coping. My background is with couples, individuals, children, and parents. I specialize working alongside people diagnosed with serious, life limiting illnesses (specifically cancer) and their caregivers, as well those grieving a loss. Another niche of my practice is medical professionals, residents/fellows, and those with high stress, demanding careers. Couple counseling and relational work is also a predominate area of focus in my practice.
I use validation, humor, education, and honest communication to explore emotions and develop a secure, comfortable space. In sessions, I help my clients reflect on current stressors and soothe past hurts. Throughout sessions, clients connect emotionally, establish new patterns of interaction, and re-develop a secure base with loved ones.
I draw from a range of clinical approaches to promote insight and access emotions. I'm an Emotion Focused Therapist and a Certified Gottman Therapist. I pull from these relational approaches to alleviate relationship distress and halt conflict cycles. I use a trauma informed lens and utilize Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) strategies to improve daily coping.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $150+
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna | Aetna Coventry
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • HealthPartners of MN and WI
  • Medica
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Assistance
  • Optum
  • PreferredOne
  • UCare
  • UMR
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 7 Years
  • License: Minnesota / 23464
  • School: University of St. Thomas and St. Catherine's University
  • Year Graduated: 2014

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Emotion Focused Therapy / Level 1
  • Certificate Date: 2020
  • Certificate: Gottman Institute / Level 2
  • Certificate Date: 2020

Location

8530 Eagle Point Blvd.
Suite 100
Lake Elmo, MN 55042
(612) 688-4636
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Relationship Issues
  • Parenting
  • Family Conflict
Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Caregiver Fatigue
  • Child
  • Childhood Cancer
  • Chronic Illness
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
Communities
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors -
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gottman Method
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 2 Oct 2021
Whitney Wessels, MSW, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Lake Elmo

Whitney Wessels

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW