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JoEllyn Steele, MA-LMFT
Duluth, MN and surrounding area
218-341-4433  

JoEllyn Steele, MA-LMFT graduated from Argosy University with her Master’s degree in Marriage in Family therapy in 2013. She’s been working in the field of mental health for over 20 years in a multitude of settings, giving her a comprehensive view of how the system works.  Her professional interests include working with teens through adults, using a variety of modalities. She believes a strong, trusting relationship is the most important part of any therapy, and works hard to assure this is accomplished with all of her clients. She has completed both levels of training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) for working with individuals who have experienced trauma. In 2016 she earned a Permanency and Adoption Competency Certificate from the University of Minnesota. In her free time, you will find her outside hiking, camping, running or going on general adventures with her family and friends. 

 

Additional Information  

Service Location:  Office Based; Telehealth 

Languages Spoken: English 

Practice Focus:
Teen (13-18)
Young Adult (Adopted person 19-25)
Adult (Adoptee)
Adult (Adoptive Parent – Individual)
Couple Work
Family Work
LGBTQ+  

Areas of Practice Strength:
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs)
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) 
Mood Disorder
Personality Disorders
Addictions
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Substance Use Disorder
Systems of Care Navigation
Substance Use
Suicidal Concerns
Domestic Violence
High Conflict Families
Attachment
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Adoption Identity (i.e., self-worth, self-esteem)
Open Adoption
Sexual Abuse (Victim)  

Treatment Modalities:
Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
Eye Movement Desensitization/Reprocessing (EMDR)
Sand Tray or Sand Play
Equine Assisted Therapy (EAGALA)
Adult Attachment Inventory 

 

added Summer 2021
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