Joan Schroeder, MSW, LICSW

Joan Schroeder is a Mental Health Professional and is the Supervisor of the School Linked Mental Health Program at TSA. She received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and received her undergraduate degree in Social Work from the University of Northern Iowa. 

Joan has practiced in the field of children’s mental health for 25+ years and has been a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker since 2008. In her current role, she supervises Mental Health Professionals in the Willow River, Pine City, Hinckley Finlayson, and Rush City school districts. Joan is a Board approved Clinical Social Work Supervisor and provides Licensure Supervision to staff. Over the past 25 years, Joan has worked a primarily with children, adolescents, and families. She has professional experience in the areas of working with children with developmental disabilities, children’s mental health, grief and loss, attachment, trauma history, and children and families in foster care or in the process of adoption. She has completed the Permanency and Adoption Competency Certificate program through the Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare, which informs and guides the practice of adoption specific treatment and care. She also coordinates and facilitates a grief group for children and their families who have experienced the death of a loved one, and has done so for the past 15 years. She has provided a variety of services including Diagnostic Assessments, psychotherapy, case management, and crisis intervention services. Joan has 8+ years of supervisory experience in a variety of settings.  Joan is trained in Managing Adaptive Practices (MAP), Permanency and Adoption Competency (PACC), Family Systems Theory, Trauma-Sensitive Practice, and Attachment work. 

Joan’s passion is working with children and their families in all areas; she believes that the family unit is where the greatest change will occur. She is honored to join them on their journey to find joy and wholeness in their lives. Joan is also passionate about providing supervision and support, program development, building client-centered systems of care, and fostering culturally and trauma-sensitive work practices.