David J Decker, MA, LP, Psychologist in Saint Paul
My approach involves psychoeducation and skill-building, increasing awareness and mindfulness of your thoughts and feeling and your interpersonal style, and helping you empower yourself to take more personal responsibility for and then change parts of you that are not working well. My style of practice is based on respect, empathy, genuineness, and insight. I see it as absolutely critical that you be able to see real behavior change in your life as a result of being in therapy. This involves setting and following through with specific and measurable goals which can tell you that something is actually changing.
Domestic abuse and anger management have been passions of mine for years. I developed a domestic abuse treatment model described in a book called Stopping The Violence and I have created an anger management workbook, Embracing The Dark Side (used in individual and couple counseling, anger classes, and self-study).
In addition to my clinical work, I have designed and presented workshops for both professional and community audiences; I have assisted agencies in implementing their own anger management and domestic abuse programs; and I have been interviewed by the media on issues related to anger, domestic abuse, and road rage.
Call David J Decker for a free phone consultation now - (651) 314-4794


  • Years in Practice: 30+ Years
  • School: University of St. Thomas
  • Year Graduated: 1983
  • License No. and State: LP0342 Minnesota


  • Avg Cost (per session): $150 - $190
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Medica
  • UnitedHealthcare
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

David J Decker's Groups

Anger/Abuse Group

An ongoing intensive and comprehensive weekly treatment group to assist men who have been explosively angry, controlling, and emotionally, verbally, and/or physically abusive with their wives, girlfriends, children, and others. The group involves both individual tasks that need to be written out and presented in the group and educational presentations that can help men learn to identify and deal more effectively with their controlling attitudes and behaviors, their personal escalation pattern, and their feelings and thoughts related to anger, hurt, frustration, and resentment that have led to controlling and abusive behavior in the past.

More about this group


  • Anger Management
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Depression


  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Men's Issues
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Substance Abuse

Mental Health

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus


  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Family / Marital
  • Interpersonal
  • Psychodynamic


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2015
David J Decker, MA, LP, Psychologist in Saint Paul

David J Decker

Psychologist, MA, LP