Timothy McCarthy, PhD, LP, LMFT

Timothy McCarthy View Specialties

  • Licensed Psychologist and Licensed Marriage-Family Therapist
  • 8460 Montgomery Court, Eden Prairie, Minnesota, 55347
  • Additional Locations:
      See additional office location: Bloomington, 55437
      8400 Normandale Lake Blvd #920
      Bloomington, 55437
      See additional office location: Bloomington, 55437
      8400 Normandale Lake Blvd., Suite 920
      Bloomington, 55437
  • Phone: 952.937.0866
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  • www.drtimmccarthy.com

Dr. McCarthy has over 35 years of experience and takes a very action-oriented approach to therapy with individuals and couples that is multi-level, using a wide variety of techniques. He takes a highly active approach to therapy, influenced by years of executive coaching work with leaders in business where results are demanded. Clients often give feedback that they appreciate Dr. McCarthy being more involved and active compared to past therapy they've experienced involving listening without saying much.

New Couples Therapy Approach
During his first 28 years of working with couples Dr. McCarthy saw how slow going in was for couples to make real change. So in 2010 he developed a new approach, Relationship Co-Coaching, where he's seen couples change much more quickly and dramatically than ever seen before in his practice. He challenges many currently accepted beliefs about romantic relationships and what it takes to have a successful marriage such as I shouldn't have to change my behavior; just accept me the way I am.  Rather, the relationship is seen as a dynamic growth process for learning how to become more loving partners through mutual coaching.
80% Improvement Rate for Couples
Dr. McCarthy has conducted a formal research study of the effectiveness of his new marital therapy approach with results showing an 80% improvement rate for couples within the first 11 hours of therapy. This study is to be submitted for professional journal publication in the field of marriage-family therapy.
Couples Therapy Approach 
Each partner seeks to clearly identify his or her own core negative relationship patterns and help one another change through mutual, respectful coaching. Blaming-complaining is eliminated and commitment is made to open feedback and communication. Couples learn how to break long-standing recurring conflict patterns using new skills for respectful conflict resolution and effective communication. And the couple learn to take the relationship to a new level of deeper love/closeness through unselfish love in which both mutually meet one another's unique love needs.
TV Interview—Watch Dr. McCarthy Talk About His Approach in WCCO TV Interview by clicking on his website below where you can also take his free Extraordinary Relationship Self-Evaluation or see his his new self-help book for couples Relationship Co-Coaching: A New Approach To Deeper Love, Less Conflict!
Dr. McCarthy's Websites:

For Dr. McCarthy's executive coaching/business consultation see www.execperform.com
Individual Therapy and Coaching
Dr. McCarthy's work with individuals is highly supportive, yet challenging. The focus is on breaking self-limiting beliefs and behaviors causing life unhappiness, whether in symptoms of stress, anxiety, depression, work, or relationships.
Personal Note by Tim McCarthy, PhD
(For Couples)
"There's nothing more important than the relationship with your partner in life. It requires skills and competency just like anything else. No one ever told us this because society requires absolutely no knowledge or education about loon-term relationship success and marriage. Subsequently, the divorce rate is so very high. If you really want to have a happy marriage, then be proactive, take an intelligent approach and help 'coach' one another to new love and happiness."

(For individuals)
"Don't accept any area of unhappiness in your life—challenge yourself to develop new insights and capabilities. With the right attitude and new skills you may be able to overcome problems and achieve new things you didn't think were possible!"


Dr. Timothy McCarthy Reaches

Minneapolis MN
Bloomington MN
Eden Prairie MN