David Earl Johnson, MSW, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Stillwater
I have over 30 years experience providing therapy 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 cultural and ethnic diversity in treating individuals, groups, couples and families. I specialize in treating grief, complicated grief, depression, anxiety, anger, PTSD, personality disorders, bad habits, relationship difficulties, recovery from child and/or domestic abuse, sexual abuse, crime survivors, combat trauma 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 provide individual DBT therapy. DBT is effective for long standing treatment resistant depression, anxiety, anger, and relationship difficulties. I am also trained in the Duluth Model of anger management and preventing domestic violence.
My approach is eclectic, emphasizing Emotion Focused Therapy changing the quality of relationships or attachment. The approach is highly effective with individuals, couples and families.. Cognitive Behavior Therapy an important aspect when problems occur in thoughts and behavior. Trauma is addressed with Trauma-focused Narrative and Prolonged Exposure Therapy.
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
  • Humana
  • MHNet Behavioral Health
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • Many others
  • Medica
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Optum
  • PreferredOne
  • Sand Creek
  • UCare
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • ValueOptions
  • 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

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. New clients are added continuously.

More about this group


  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Borderline Personality
  • Anger Management


  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • 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
  • Sexual Abuse
  • 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

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


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2017
David Earl Johnson, MSW, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Stillwater

David Earl Johnson

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW