Managing stress is dealing
with the pain of yesterday.
~ Starla M. Wesley ~

I’m Starla Wesley, MA, ADCR-MN, ICADC

Adlerian Co-occurring Psychotherapist

About Me

My passion to help individuals and their families runs deep in my heart. I grew up in a dysfunctional home with a single mother.

The trials and tribulations I endured along the way gave me the courage to change my lifestyle and become something I could be proud of. I always knew that one day I would be the light in a dark tunnel in someone’s life, much like my mentors along the way were to me. I told GOD if He saw it fit to save me, I would turn around and minister to His people. Through the Love of GOD that is in me, I will foster the lives and minds of individuals and families. 

I have a Master’s degree in Adlerian Psychotherapy; Programs complete Clinical Mental Health and Co-occurring Disorders. I am a culturally competent Mental Health Clinician with over twenty-nine years of experience serving adults and children from different cultures with chronic mental, substance abuse, criminal justice, and behavioral health issues in various settings.

I am credentialed by the Minnesota Certification Board as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor Reciprocal (ADCR-MN) and am an Internationally Certified Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor (ICADC).

“My passion not my pain drives my ambition to deliver the truth to help people.”
~ Starla M. Wesley


MA, Adlerian Counseling Psychotherapy;
Programs: Mental Health and Co-occurring Disorders
Adler Graduate School, 2015 

BS in Psychology, Minor in Theology
Walden University, 2011

AA in Liberal Arts, Minor in Business
Metro Community College, 2005


Trained in HIPAA Security and HIPAA Awareness for Mental Health
Internationally Certified Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor (ICADC)
Alcohol & Drug Counselor Reciprocal (ADCR-MN)
245G Independent approved provider (MN)
Managerial Practices Certification, University of Minnesota
Diagnostic Certification 0-5R
Trained in Boys Town Social Skill Model
Trained in Systemic Family Therapy 
Trained in Multisystemic Therapy 

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