Psy.D. in Counseling Psychology – University of St. Thomas (in progress)
M.A. in Counseling and Psychological Services – Saint Mary’s University
B.A. in Psychology – Gustavus Adolphus College

Chad Wilker

Advanced Doctoral Practicum Student

Chad Wilker serves as an Advanced Doctoral Practicum Student at Premier Sport Psychology. A third-year doctoral student in the University of St. Thomas Counseling Psychology program, Chad is dedicated to helping individuals develop a deeper understanding of themselves and how they can overcome barriers to live fulfilling and satisfying lives.

An Owatonna, MN native, Chad attended undergrad at Gustavus Adolphus College where he earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology. Following his time as a Golden Gustie, Chad completed his master’s degree in Counseling and Psychological Services at the University of Saint Mary’s. In addition to balancing his graduate studies at St. Thomas, Chad has worked with individuals experiencing acute mental health crises at a local hospital.

A former captain of the Owatonna Huskies wrestling squad, Chad can be found watching soccer, football, and mixed martial arts in his free time. He also enjoys spending time with friends and family, working out, and playing with his black lab Tillie.


ADHD testing, Learning Disabilities, Depression, Anxiety, Relationship Issues, Time-Limited Dynamic Therapy, Client-Centered Approach

Work Experience

Chad has completed multiple practicums prior to beginning at Premier. His experiences include working at an industrial/organizational psychology consulting firm, an outpatient mental health clinic, and in a university counseling center. He also works part-time on inpatient mental health units.

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Executive Assistant, Project Coordinator

Leadership Advisor

Postdoctoral Resident

Advanced Doctoral Practicum Student

Intake Specialist

Research and Development Consultant

Director of Operations

Sport Psychologist

Contributing Manager

Athletic Counselor

Mental Performance Consultant

Director of Clinical Training, Sport Psychologist

Postdoctoral Resident

Athletic Counselor, Project Specialist

Leadership Consultant, Project Specialist

Director of Clinical Assessment, Sport Psychologist

Founder, CEO

Office Coordinator


Athletic Counselor, Mental Performance Consultant

Human Resources Manager

Athletic Counselor, Mental Performance Consultant, Leadership Coach

Executive Director of Client Relations

Mental Performance Consultant

Director of Youth Sports & Outreach, Athletic Counselor

Sport Psychologist, Leadership Consultant

Sport Psychologist

Vice President of Clinical Services, Sport Psychologist

Assistant Training Director, Sport Psychologist

President, Executive Leadership Consultant

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