Joseph Prenosil, MA

Mental Health Practitioner - Clinical Trainee

I earned my bachelor’s degree in Theology from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN in 1995. Following graduation, I served on a ministry team running retreats for high school and junior high students around the United States. After service, I entered the St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity where I remained for two years. In the following years, I gained experience working with youth as a youth minister, a personal care attendant for severely handicapped youth, and as a resource counselor for individuals with traumatic brain injuries. While attending Adler Graduate School I gained experience in anger management training and sex offender treatment. Prior to graduating, I worked as an Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Service (ARMHS) worker with clients struggling with cognitive challenges as well as severe persistent mental illnesses. I graduated with a Master of Arts in Adlerian Counseling and psychotherapy from Adler Graduate School in 2015. Upon graduation, I began seeing clients for mental health therapy, as well as completing diagnostic assessments for new and existing clients at a counseling center in the St. Paul, MN area. I joined the Bemidji outpatient mental health team at Stellher Human Services in October 2019.

LICENSURE: MA, Adlerian Counseling and Psychotherapy, Clinical Trainee

SPECIALTY: I have a plethora of experience working with a variety of populations. I gravitate toward working with people who lack hope or have experienced overwhelming life circumstances, which have led them down avenues that are painful and/or destructive. This passion and desire stem from a belief that every single human person has immense worth, value, and dignity. And a desire to accompany those on this journey from a place of pain, emptiness, and/or regret toward a place of healing, fulfillment, and/or flourishing.