David Earl Johnson, MSW, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Stillwater
I have over 30 years experience providing counseling to a wide variety of adults and adolescents including many persons with long standing, complex, and difficult problems that haven't responded well to treatment. I have extensive experience with the broadest diversity in treating depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, recovery from child and/or domestic abuse, sexual abuse, crime survivors and other kinds of trauma. I am LGBTQIAPK-affirmative, poly-aware and kink-aware.
I specialize in treating Borderline and other Personality Disorders, teach Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills and providing individual therapy. I also provide treatment for Depression, Anxiety and Anger in a group therapy setting. I am trained in the Duluth Model of anger management and preventing domestic violence.
"Full Impact Livingā" " is what I call my life philosophy. Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting '..Wow! ...what a ride!' Enjoy the ride. There is no return ticket.
Call or Email David Earl Johnson for a free phone consultation now - (763) 600-7609


  • Years in Practice: 30+ Years
  • School: Washington University in St. Louis
  • Year Graduated: 1978
  • License No. and State: 2338 Minnesota


  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • HealthPartners
  • Many others
  • Medica
  • Medicare
  • Optum
  • PreferredOne
  • Sand Creek
  • UCare
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: National Association of Social Workers/886530736
  • Member Since: 2014

David Earl Johnson's Groups

Depression, Anxiety and Anger: Group Therapy

The group is open to men and women. Group members will learn about all of their emotions, their purpose, and a way to transform emotion to do productive work in their lives. Group members will learn how to rebalance the power in their relationships, and to communicate respectfully with sensitivity and assertiveness. This group is not intended as a replacement for Anger Management education, but could be considered a therapeutic follow-up for anger classes. Clients sometimes report an increase in depression and anxiety after learning to manage their anger. Clients should have no violent behavior in the past year.

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Group

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills training is the psycho-educational component of a therapy designed for persons with self-destructive behaviors, such as self-defeating or self-injurious behavior, suicidal thoughts and actions. Diagnoses of those who may benefit for the program may include personality disorder, depression, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, eating disorders, or alcohol and drug problems. The DBT Skills Training Group meets weekly and is taught in a 1 1/2 hour lecture style format. It takes about seven (7) months to complete all the modules once and new clients are added every ten weeks.

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  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Borderline Personality
  • Anger Management


  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • LGBTQIAPK-affirmative
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Women's Issues

Mental Health

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Thinking Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Adlerian
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Interpersonal
  • Psychodynamic
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Trauma Focused


  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2017
David Earl Johnson, MSW, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Stillwater

David Earl Johnson

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW