Carol Wichers


Carol Wichers


Telehealth Available
Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Social Worker - 2539
Secondary Credential: MFT - 708
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
Fees: My hourly fee is 150.00 per hour


1409 Willow St # 400
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403

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My Approach to Helping

Most people come because they are struggling with depression and/or anxiety. You may be overwhelmed with confusion and uncertainty about your most important relationships. I spend a lot of time in relationship counseling, helping clients sort out feelings of anger, disappointment or hurt. In my work of 30 + years in a variety of settings, I have learned that all people have much in common and one thing is certain, all people long for love and connection. We all want to be loved and want to give love. How to get there is the confusing part!
Over the years, I have studied many different approaches to therapy. The most valuable lessons I learned about doing therapy is from the therapy I received. I have been a client intermittently since young adulthood. I experienced the pain of a family struggling with addiction and my parents subsequent divorce. I also experienced the difficulty of my own divorce. I had the challenges of single parenting. I now know the hardships and joy of co-creating a blended family.
I feel I have explored my own experiences in such a way that I have cultivated deep empathy. I understand the pain of relationships not working or ending. I also know the satisfaction and relief of finding one's way to a more complete understanding of oneself. Recovery is a matter of learning to listen differently, with a different awareness. I help provide the tools to help you find your own path towards recovery and resolution.

More Info About My Practice

*I am in the second level of training for Emotionally Focused Therapy: This is a process that has been clinically proven to be one of the most effective methods of couples therapy. It is a process that supports the therapist and the client to become adept at learning to listen and understand each other on a profoundly empathetic level.

* I am also an eager student of Mindfulness Based Therapy practices. I trained extensively in Hakomi therapy which is one form of mindfulness based therapy. This type of therapy helps you to slow down and learn to listen to yourself in a multitude of different ways.

* I have studied many different approaches to therapy. I feel my years of life and professional experience enable me to provide you with a feeling of being understood and supported.

*I am a BCBS provider and Medica, Health Partners, Aetna, Prefered One and many other insurances cover me in their out of network benefits, even out of state insurances. Every policy is different and I do have a billing person who will check coverage for anyone who wants to know their benefits.

*I charge 140.00 for 1 hour of therapy. I will sometimes provide a limited sliding fee.
I take cash, checks, all credit cards and I do provide billing services.

How Psychotherapy Can Help

Neuroscience is discovering that we are all creatures of habit. We can spend months, years investing in thought patterns that can unknowingly create negative, circular thinking. Often that interferes with being able to live life to the fullest, it can interfere with self esteem and decision making. Therapy is an opportunity to have your thought habits challenged, to learn how to think and feel differently about yourself and those important people in your life. A therapist is there to introduce new concepts and ways of seeing yourself. Many people can be very hard on themselves, unable to find compassion or to put mistakes in any kind of context that allows self acceptance. Therapy is the process of learning how to have compassion for oneself and others.

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

I am often struck by the courage it takes to come to therapy. I believe staying in denial or minimizing is often what helps us to be stuck in painful confusing situations. To take the initiative to trust another person with your innermost concerns and feelings and to be willing to step back and try new ways of being in relationship is a very positive attempt at creating more solid ground for oneself. Once more solid ground is established, there is often an increase in feeling more safe and secure in the world.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    * I am also seeing a lot of people with issues around aging, either their own struggles or being the caregivers who navigate the complexity of aging and dying parents and the impact on the family.
    * I have also had many years of working with people regarding addiction and co-dependency. I believe I am able to be a bridge between the worlds of mental health and addiction, appreciating the necessity of understanding both ways of seeing the emotional world and helping people to find their comfortable place in these worlds.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Body Psychotherapy
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Contemplative Psychotherapy
  • Depth Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Emotional Freedom Technique
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Hakomi
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Jungian Psychotherapy
  • Object Relations
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Reality Therapy
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Somatic Experiencing (SE)
  • Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Systems Theory /Therapy

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