Terry Zuehlke, PhD, LP

The owner of Pathways, Terry has devoted his career to helping people in their times of emotional need. He has more than 25 years experience as a Christian psychotherapist, focusing on providing child, adolescent, adult, and couples counseling services. Terry serves clients in all focus areas, and specializes in anxiety, depression, OCD, spiritual conflicts, and men’s relationship therapy.

Areas of Special Focus

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • OCD
  • Spiritual conflicts
  • Men’s relationship therapy
  • Sexual misconduct

Personal Statement

If you are a man who is struggling with issues of compulsive sexual thoughts and behavior, working with me will be of help to you. Perhaps you have a pattern of increasingly high-risk sexual behavior that you are unable or unwilling to stop. You may
have told yourself, or even others, that youʼll “quit tomorrow,” but instead you find yourself caught up in rituals that donʼt stop. Feelings of powerlessness, shame and loneliness are very likely. You may feel very guilty about what you are doing, but also find yourself not wanting to quit because youʼre afraid you canʼt cope with life without your “medication.” Besides that, you are keeping all of this a secret because you are afraid or too ashamed to ask for help. Or, your secrets may have been discovered and your wife, family or employer is insisting you do something about the problem.

If this situation sounds like you or someone you know, I can help. Recovery is possible.
You are not trapped or doomed to a life of sexual misconduct. I have have been a part of the healing process with many men who have developed a healthy set of coping strategies. After psychotherapy, they have reported increased freedom from obsessive thoughts about sex and compulsive sexual behavior.

In counseling we will talk about your early life experiences and their impact on the way you think and behave. I am faith-based in my approach, with a Christian world-view, and will be personally responsible for not offending any faith or non-faith tradition. In a confidential setting, I will help you to experience the return of personal respect and to learn about better ways of coping with lifeʼs stresses. You can get rid of your shame and fear of living without your hurtful coping strategies. Give me a call. Freedom is available.

When life hurts, I can help.

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Career History

Staff Psychologist
Park Nicollet Medical Center’s Mental Health Department.

Director, Psychology Service | Program Director of Child Guidance Clinic
North Memorial Medical Center, Minneapolis

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Education

Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, May, 1975
University of South Dakota, Vermillion, S.D.
Dissertation: “Psychotherapy with the Terminally Ill”

Master of Education, School Counseling, Dec. 1971
American University, Washington, D.C.

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, May, 1968
St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN

HONORS

Phi Beta Kappa

Sigma Xi

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Affiliations

Minnesota Psychological Association
Minnesota School of Professional Psychology, Clinical Supervisor

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Publications

Zuehlke, T.E. & Watkins, J.T. The use of psychotherapy with dying patients: An exploratory study. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 1975, 31, 729-732.

Zuehlke, T.E. & Watkins, J.T. Psychotherapy with Terminally Ill Cancer Patients. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice, Volume 14, 4, winter, 1977, 403-410.

Anderson, N.T., Zuehlke, T.E. and Zuehlke, J.S. Christ-Centered Therapy. MI: Zondervan Publishing House, 2000.

Zuehlke, T.E. (2002). Moving from Denial to Dependence on God. In J. Vawter (Ed.), Hit By A Ton Of Bricks, 177-186, Little Rock: FamilyLife.

Zuehlke, T. E. and Zuehlke, J.S. Theophostic Prayer Ministry Resource and Application CD. FL: New Creation Publishing, 2006.

Zuehlke, T.E. (2008). From Marah to Elim: Karen Meets Jehovah Rapha. In Garzon, F. (Ed.) Pursuing Peace: Case Studies Exploring the Effectiveness of Theophostic Prayer Ministry, 21-38, Xulon Press.