Timothy McCarthy


Timothy McCarthy


Professions: Psychologist, Marriage & Family Therapist, Life Coach
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Psychologist - 2386
Secondary Credential: Marriage & Family Therapist - 0269
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8460 Montgomery Court
Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55347
8400 Normandale Lake Blvd., Suite 920
Bloomington, Minnesota 55437

My Approach to Helping

(ANGIE'S LIST TOP 5%) AUTHOR, SPEAKER, THERAPIST-COACH My dedication is to helping people make true change and achieve success in life. As both a PhD psychologist and licensed marriage & family therapist, I help both individuals and couples face a wide array of challenges. I use a multi-level approach to therapy, incorporating many techniques. My executive coaching work with business leaders has strongly influenced the way I do therapy. Clients frequently tell me that they appreciate my "coaching" approach of being more active and engaged compared to previous therapy they've encountered, rather than "just listening."

More Info About My Practice

DR. McCarthy has received the Angie's List Service Award for ranking in the top 5% for counseling-marriage/relationship" based on consistent "A" grade client ratings (unsolicited by him).

After seeing couples change so slowly during the first 28 years of doing marriage therapy Dr. Tim McCarthy developed a new approach in 2010. His Relationship Co-Coaching challenges common beliefs that one should not have to change and that partners should always accept one another just as they are. Dr. McCarthy's approach treats the relationship as an opportunity for dynamic growth through mutual coaching.

Each partner learns to clearly identify his or her negative relationship patterns and to help one another change through mutual, respectful coaching. The approach eliminates complaining and blaming by nurturing open communication and feedback. Couples who have long struggled to break recurrent patterns of negativity and conflict can learn the skills they need for effective communication and restore love and passion.

RIGHT NOW LISTEN TO DR. MCCARTHY TALK ABOUT HIS APPROACH (3 MIN. RADIO CLIP) by clicking on "Multimedia" box in upper middle part of this page.

TAKE FREE EXTRAORDINARY RELATIONSHIP SELF-EVALUATION by clicking on Dr. McCarthy's website (under photo) and see his new self-help book : "Relationship Co-Coaching-A New Approach To Deeper Love, Less Conflict."

Dr. McCarthy supports and challenges the individuals with whom he works. He focuses on clients taking new action in their life and stopping self-limiting beliefs and behaviors that cause unhappiness, stress, or problems relating to work, anxiety, relationships, depression, etc.

PERSONAL NOTE by Tim McCarthy, PhD
(For Couples)
"Your relationship with your partner is the most important thing you have and it requires skill and competence just like everything else. You've probably never learned these skills because society doesn't require any knowledge or education regarding how to be successful in relationships before getting married or entering a long-term relationship. Thus, we have a very high divorce rate. If you want a happy marriage, be proactive and take an intelligent approach where you coach one another in changing negative patterns to achieve new happiness and love."

(For individuals)
"Don't accept unhappiness. Challenge yourself to move past these obstacles and take new action. Learning new skills and eliminating self-limiting beliefs can help you overcome challenges and make changes in your life you didn't realize were possible!"

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Dr. McCarthy's combines a "therapy" and "coaching" approach to promote the development of new tools and relationship skills to overcome barriers holding one back from attaining deeper life satisfaction.

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Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Coaching

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Marriage and Couples relationship issues and problems. It's easy and natural to get stuck in negative patterns stealing away the inner specialness and romantic feelings from one's relationship. Developing a wonderfully loving, kind, and Fabulous Relationship/Marriage is the goal!

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Cancer
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Phobias
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress
  • Worry

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Positive Psychology
  • Relationship Enhancement Therapy

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