Whitney Wessels (she/her)


I use validation, humor, and honest communication to explore emotions and develop a secure, comfortable space.

Clinical Social Worker in Fridley, MN

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Child
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

My background is with couples, children (2+), and parents. I specialize working alongside people diagnosed with serious illness (specifically cancer and childhood cancer) and their caregivers, as well as medical professionals and students. I also specialized in anxiety, self doubt, and self esteem concerns. Couple counseling and parent/child work are also predominate areas of focus in my practice.

My Background and Approach

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.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I'm a social worker who's practice, like all social workers, is rooted in all social justice movements. I'm a kink affirming, sex positive, polymerous and consensual non-monogamy friendly therapist. All are welcome here!

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Medicaid
  • Optum
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • United Healthcare
  • Medica Health Plans
  • Health Partners
  • Preferred One
  • BlueCross of Minnesota Medicaid
  • Minnesota Medical Assistance
  • UCare

At A Glance

  • Experience: 7 years of practice
  • Languages: English


(612) 688-4636 x373 Email Whitney
1250 East Moore Lake Drive
Fridley, MN 55432

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