Joan Plaisance, MA, LPCC

Location:  Burnsville

Joan is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who joins MidWest Center with 15 years of experience in the mental health field. She graduated from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota with a Masters Degree in Counseling and Psychological Services. Joan’s background includes providing individual and group therapy in an outpatient mental health clinic. She also has a background in psychiatric nursing. Joan works with adults, and specializes in treating individuals experiencing mental health issues related to co-occurring medical conditions.

Joan’s Therapy Approach:  “My therapeutic approach primarily incorporates Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. My goal is to help people explore, understand and improve their lives.”

Areas of Special Interest:

  •  Mental health issues related to co-occurring medical conditions, including chronic pain and cancer
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Adjustment Issues

Licenses + Memberships: 

  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
  • Member of the Minnesota Psychological Association
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