Joel Grostephan

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW

Verified by Psychology Today
5 Endorsed
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Joel Grostephan

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW

Verified by Psychology Today
5 Endorsed

Location

2239 Carter Ave.
Ste. 203
Saint Paul, MN 55108
(612) 839-5853
Offers online therapy

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About

I work with clients experientially to feel deeply into their own emotions that may be locked away. I seek out glimmers of core emotion in the present moment -- that is where the magic or possibility for change lives. I help clients learn to relate to people in a healthier, more wholesome way -- this may be learning to reach out, or it may mean having a sense of what you need and want so you can get those needs met in your relationships. I work by listening closely and pushing clients know what's going on internally. I tell them what I am feeling and ask clients to be in touch with their bodies and feeling not just their thinking.
My interest is to work on a deeper level with clients on big and small traumas. My work is to gently assist clients to know themselves--their raw thoughts, feelings, and their sensations. Some times building a simple meditation practice is a tool to get there.
I work for myself because I want to be able to develop trusting, potentially long-term relationships with clients, unhindered by a clinic. I see adults, couples, and adolescents. I am the past president of the Society for Psychoanalytic Studies. I have been training in a therapy model called AEDP as well as ISTDP. I am a level 3 AEDP therapist.

Finances

  • Session Fee: $150 per session
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • BHP
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • PreferredOne
  • UCare
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • License: Minnesota / 20930
  • School: University of Minnesota School of Social Work
  • Year Graduated: 2011

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Society of Psychoanalytic Studies
  • Certificate: Minnesota Society for Clinical Social Workers

Endorsements

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LICSW

Counselor, MA, LPCC

Psychologist, MA, LP

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CST

Location

2239 Carter Ave.
Ste. 203
Saint Paul, MN 55108
(612) 839-5853
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Relationship Issues
  • Depression
  • Trauma and PTSD
Issues
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Child
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Black and African American and Hispanic and Latino
I also speak: I speak Spanish but cannot do therapy in Spanish.
Faith: Buddhist
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
Communities
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • AEDP
  • Attachment-based
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Integrative
  • Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP)
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 25 Oct 2022
Photo of Joel Grostephan, MSW, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Saint Paul
Joel Grostephan

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW