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Chesley Buenger

Outpatient Therapist




Year Joined: 2022
Years of Experience: 6

University of St. Thomas - BA, Psychology

Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies - MA, Addiction Counseling

Prolonged Exposure Therapy certification
Areas of Experience
  • Abuse
  • Addictions
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Adolescent Issues
  • Anger Issues
  • Animal-Assisted Therapy
  • Anxiety
  • Art Therapy
  • Codependency
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • College & Student Issues
  • Conflict Resolution Skills
  • DBT Skills
  • Depression
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief & Loss
  • Guilt & Shame
  • LGBTQIA+ Affirming
  • Oppositional Defiance Disorder
  • PTSD & Trauma
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Identity
  • Sex Addiction
  • Special Assessments
  • Stress Management
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Technology Addiction

More About Chesley Buenger

Clinical Interests:

  • Co-occurring Disorders
  • Adolescents
  • Trauma Informed

Clinical Approach:

My clinical approach focuses on working alongside patients to develop a life they want to live. I want to assist patients in developing the confidence to overcome their barriers/obstacles. I enjoy helping patients identify their strengths as a means to create positive changes. My therapeutic orientation aligns with person centered Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Solution-Focused therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) approaches.

Theodore and I are a therapy dog team, he is certified through Alliance of Therapy Dogs.


  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Riding my motorcycle
  • Reading
  • Snowboarding
  • Cooking

Clinic Contact Info

New Brighton Clinic

1900 Silver Lake Rd, Suite 110
New Brighton, MN 55112

(651) 628-9566