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Joel Grostephan
Joel Grostephan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
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Joel Grostephan

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW

Verified by Psychology Today
6 Endorsed
2239 Carter Ave., Ste. 203 and 201, Saint Paul, MN 55108
Let's Connect (612) 839-5853
I work with clients experientially to feel deeply into their own emotions. I help clients learn to relate to themselves and people in their lives in a healthier, more wholesome way. 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 feelings not just their thinking. Ideal clients are open to this collaboration to explore emotions and seek new ways of being.
I am the director of a small clinic called Firelight Psychotherapy. I see clients and I also refer to another therapist who I supervise. Please visit my webpage to learn more.
I work in a small setting so that I can develop trusting, potentially long-term relationships with clients, unhindered by a large clinic. I primarily see adults. 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.
Call or Joel Grostephan now for a free 15 minute consultation - (612) 839-5853

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

2239 Carter Ave.

Ste. 203 and 201

Saint Paul, MN 55108

(612) 839-5853
If clients have particularly high risk lives or have high risk employment, I may decide that we need to meet virtually.
I specialize in Relationship Issues, Depression and Trauma and PTSD 
$180 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals, couples and groups  
Let's Connect (612) 839-5853

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

2239 Carter Ave.

Ste. 203 and 201

Saint Paul, MN 55108

(612) 839-5853
If clients have particularly high risk lives or have high risk employment, I may decide that we need to meet virtually.
I specialize in Relationship Issues, Depression and Trauma and PTSD 
$180 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals, couples and groups  

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $180
  • Sliding scale: apply if you may be eligible
  • Pay by Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem | Elevance
  • BHP
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • HealthPartners of MN and WI
  • Hennepin Health
  • PreferredOne
  • UCare
  • Out of Network
Check fees and, if listed, ask to verify your insurance coverage. or (612) 839-5853
Joel Grostephan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Check fees and, if listed, ask to verify your insurance coverage. or (612) 839-5853
Joel Grostephan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of Minnesota / 20930
  • Membership with AEDP Institute
  • Certificate from Society of Psychoanalytic Studies
  • Attended University of Minnesota School of Social Work, Graduated 2011
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (612) 839-5853
Joel Grostephan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (612) 839-5853
Joel Grostephan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Relationship Issues
  • Depression
  • Trauma and PTSD

Expertise

  • Alcohol Use
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Bisexual
  • Child
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Lesbian
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Peer Relationships
  • Personality Disorders
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
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I work with Experiential and Psychodynamic models. Helping clients access emotions in session is generally the path I see for them feeling better and go from surviving to living and embracing their lives in the present. Many of us try to avoid emotions and connection which causes further suffering. Therapy using these models is a way to rework these patterns towards more health and vitality.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (612) 839-5853
Joel Grostephan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
"
I work with Experiential and Psychodynamic models. Helping clients access emotions in session is generally the path I see for them feeling better and go from surviving to living and embracing their lives in the present. Many of us try to avoid emotions and connection which causes further suffering. Therapy using these models is a way to rework these patterns towards more health and vitality.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (612) 839-5853
Joel Grostephan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW

Client Focus

Age

Preteen
Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Group

Communities

Gay Allied
Lesbian Allied

Ethnicity

Black and African American
Hispanic and Latino

I also speak

I speak Spanish but cannot do therapy in Spanish.

Religion

Buddhist

Age

Preteen
Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Group

Communities

Gay Allied
Lesbian Allied

Ethnicity

Black and African American
Hispanic and Latino

I also speak

I speak Spanish but cannot do therapy in Spanish.

Religion

Buddhist

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
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (612) 839-5853
Joel Grostephan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (612) 839-5853
Joel Grostephan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW

Location

Primary Location

2239 Carter Ave.

Ste. 203 and 201

Saint Paul, MN 55108

(612) 839-5853
"
If clients have particularly high risk lives or have high risk employment, I may decide that we need to meet virtually.
Call for a free consultation now - (612) 839-5853
Joel Grostephan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
"
If clients have particularly high risk lives or have high risk employment, I may decide that we need to meet virtually.
Call for a free consultation now - (612) 839-5853
Joel Grostephan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Last Modified: 4 Nov 2023