Joi Elmore, MSW, LGSW
Clinical Associate Therapist
Clinical Focus: CBT for anxiety, depression, self-esteem challenges, relationship challenges, parenting challenges, microaggressions, and trauma.
***Licensed to serve residents of MN (telehealth only at this time)
I find Joy in helping others navigate life and identify various ways to grow through their individual circumstances while becoming stronger in the process. Growing up, I have witnessed various forms of adversity, disparities, and inequities and have realized how these also play a major role in individuals seeking support or a listening ear in a time of need. Having this experience, I became dedicated to receiving education and training as a mental health professional in order provide a safe and non-judgmental space for Individuals and Families to process their lived experiences. I am aware there is a stigma around seeking mental health services in BIPOC communities and aim to inspire, educate, and support others in order to reduce stigma and increase awareness on Mental Health and Supportive services in BIPOC communities.
I have a background in Clinical Social Work. Most of my experience is working directly with women, children, and families meeting needs related to education, support, mental health, and crisis intervention. I am currently on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Social Work (MN). I am a certified Mental Health First Aid Trainer, Certified Doula, Forensic Interviewer, and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Trainer. I have a particular interest in working with those experiencing anxiety, depression, self-esteem challenges, relationship challenges, parenting challenges, microaggressions, and trauma. I utilize mindfulness, Cognitive behavioral approaches and encourage clients to pursue holistic approaches to health (exercise, proper sleep, work-life balance, etc.).
My goal is to create a safe space to be unapologetically you! My approach is person centered, strengths based, and trauma informed. I believe in assisting and supporting clients to be the author of their own lives.
Master of Social Work-Norfolk State University. Norfolk, VA. 2015
Bachelor of Science-Virginia State University, Petersburg, VA. 2011
Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW)-Minnesota Board of Social Work. 2020