Qualifications: Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker/Clinical Supervisor
Cole grew up in the town of Olivia, Minnesota and got his undergraduate degree from Augsburg University in Minneapolis. He then attended the University of Minnesota where he received his master’s degree in social work.
He currently provides clinical supervision to many of the therapists at Life Medical practicing at both the St. Louis Park and Maplewood locations. These therapists treat families, groups, couples and individuals. Patients are treated for a variety of conditions including depression, anxiety, PTSD, relationship issues, and thought disorders such as schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder.
Therapists at Life Medical use a variety of modalities such as motivational interviewing, brief solution focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavior therapy.
“I really enjoy what I do,” says Cole Buchtel. “I like helping people recognize their innate health and assisting them in removing the barriers that get in the way. When I practice as a therapist I specialize in children and family therapies and working with the LGBTQ population.”
In his spare time Cole I enjoys biking, cooking, traveling and attending theater productions.