Joan Estrem Weidling, MA, LMFT, CCTP

Joan is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Family Systems Therapy.  She has been practicing in the Minneapolis area for over 10 years working with individuals, couples, and families.  As a Certified Trauma Professional she assists clients struggling with anxiety, depression, and feelings of shame associated with experiences of grief and trauma.


Joan utilizes a family systems perspective with a solution-focused approach to counseling that helps individuals and families resolve their problems and achieve their goals.  Her approach is to help clients identify strategies and goals for therapy in an atmosphere that is caring and respectful.

Licensures & Certifications

  • MN Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Certification in Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
  • TEAM Therapist: Level 1

Education & Additional Training:

  • Saint Mary’s University, MA in Psychological Counseling
  • Saint Mary’s University, Certification in Marriage and Family Therapy

Selected Books


  • Honey, Are You Listening?, by Dr. Rick Fowler and Jerilyn Fowler
  • From Conflict to Caring: an in-depth Program for Creating Loving Relationships, by Drs. Jordan and Margaret Paul

Mens & Womens Issues:

  • The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook, by Edmund J Bourne, Ph.D
  • Anger Workout Book, by Hendrie Weisinger, Ph.D
  • Boundaries, by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend
  • Out of the Shadows, by Patrick Carnes
  • Faithful and True: Sexual Integrity in a Fallen World, by Mark Laaser, Ph.D

Parenting, Child, & Teen:

  • Freeing Your Child from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Tamar E. Chansky, Ph.D