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Joan Stauffer MSW, LICSW

Mental Health Therapist


New Hope Outpatient

Joined VOA


Clinical Approach

I have 10+ years of experience in providing individual, family, and group mental health therapy to adults. As a professional committed to serving community, I have provided education and trainings on issues related to mental illness and suicide prevention, as well as critical incident stress debriefing services. My approach to working with clients is compassionate, strengths-based, and client centered using CBT, mindfulness based, solutions focused, and trauma informed care to provide a healing and open experience.

Areas of experience and interest

My areas of interest include anxiety symptoms, chronic mood symptoms, caregiver stress, co-occurring illnesses, grief & loss, trauma recovery & resilience, and trauma informed care.

Specialty Training and Certifications:

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)
Advanced Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)


International Society of Accelerated Resolution Therapy

Minnesota Behavioral Health Medical Reserve Corps


Master of Social Work - St. Catherine University and University of St. Thomas