Joan Stauffer MSW, LICSW, CSW-G

Mental Health Therapist


New Hope Outpatient

Joined VOA


Clinical Approach

I provide individual, family, and group mental health therapy to adults and older adults as well as providing professional and community education trainings on issues related to older adults and mental illness. I have worked as the coordinator of the MDH Senior Suicide Prevention Grant and have provided critical incident stress debriefing services at various public housing sites. My approach to working with my clients is strengths-based and client centered.

Areas of experience and interest

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

Specialty Training and Certifications:

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)
Clinical Social Worker in Gerontology (CSW-G)
Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT)
Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)


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