Sonam at True Thao Counseling Services
Fluent in Nepali, Hindi, and Tibetan.
Provides outpatient therapy for refugees (mainly Karen right now) and is trained in Narrative Exposure Therapy. She is working on her specialized training in Addition Studies and in Marriage and Family Therapy.
Currently works part-time. Comfortable with working with interpreters.
796 E 7th Street, St. Paul, 55106
Amelia McGinley, MSW, LICSW
Therapist and Behavioral Health Consultant
Open Cities Health Center: 409 N Dunlap St, St. Paul
Direct referrals for therapy can be made by calling Amelia directly at 651-251-5910
Open Cities works with uninsured and underinsured clients, has a sliding scale fee schedule, and will help with access to health insurance.
Amelia was previously the mental health consultant and therapist at International Institute of MN (a refugee resettlement organization) and has completed the Refugee Mental Health Training Series at MCC Refugee Services.
Amelia is also fluent in Spanish.
Harvodes Bereavement and Loss Center
22 Wilson Ave NE, Suite 10, St. Cloud, MN 56304
Description of services: Harvodes seeks to “provide a nurturing environment that is supportive for individuals to resolve their grief and loss; abuse; violent behavior; and/or issues related to HIV/AIDS” and “Ensure culturally specific trauma, bereavement, and grief services, domestic abuse services, and HIV/AIDS related service to the African American and Somalian communities.”
Cost: Accepts medical insurance as a form of payment. Maintain contracts with the following major HMO’s: BlueCross Blueshield of Minnesota, Minnesota Health Care Programs, Corphealth Network, Inc, UBH/Medica, Health Partners, Ucare, Preferred One/BHP, Sand Creek Group, LTD., MHP, Midwest Solutions/EAP and Value Options/EAP.
Posted in East African, Mental Health Professionals, Muslim, Outpatient Mental Health Providers, Somali
Tagged Depression, Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Grief and Bereavement, Mental Health Treatment, Muslim, Psychological Trauma, Somali
Minnesota Community Acupuncture
5500 Lincoln Drive, Suite 100
Edina, MN 55436
Contact: 952-746-3478 or firstname.lastname@example.org or book online
Description of Services: We offer affordable community style acupuncture for the whole family, including young kids. Adults are treated in recliners and children are treated individually with acupressure.
Kerri Casey is a licensed acupuncturist with the State of Minnesota Medical Board. She started MN Community Acupuncture looking for a way to make acupuncture affordable and more accessible for all patients. She has a Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Northwestern Health Sciences University and is board certified by the NCCAOM. She has been treating patients for over 6 years.
CB Bunkholt is a licensed acupuncturist with the State of Minnesota Medical Board and board certified by the NCCAOM. He has a Masters degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from AAAOM and has been treating pateints with acupuncture for over 7 years.
Travis Beto is a licensed with the State of Minnesota Medical Board and board certified with the NCCAOM. He has worked as a practicing acupuncturist and herbalist treating various conditions.
Cost: Accept cash, checks, Visa or Mastercard. Payment is due at time of visit. Has a flat rate of $25 for the initial treatment and additional visits are on a sliding scale from $15 – $40 with patients deciding what they will pay based upon the number of treatments they need. Acupressure for children ages 0-12 is $10 and acupressure for adults is the same cost as acupuncture. Do not bill insurance directly but will print receipts for you to provide to your insurance company.
Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery
5400 Glenwood Avenue
Golden Valley, MN 55422
Contact: 763 591 0400 with general questions, or call the 24-hour help-line: 763 591 0100 for potential clients
Description of Services: A voluntary, temporary shelter where parents can bring their children when stress or crisis in their lives place their children at risk. 72-hour overnight child care with experienced, trained staff in a clean, safe environment. They also offer Crisis Counseling, Home Visiting, Pediatric Assessment and Medication Management, Parent Education and Parent Support Group, and a Community Round Table.
The Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Association of Minnesota
12527 Central Avenue NE, Suite 137, Blaine, MN 55434
Contact: 651 641 0467
Description of Services: Is the only statewide professional association for licensed practitioners of Oriental medicine. We are committed to advancing acupuncture and Oriental medicine as a means for enhancing health and well-being.
Education for Life
1925 Chicago Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Contact: 612 455 5300 or email@example.com
Classroom time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Friday for five weeks
Description of Services: Education for Life is a unique type of employment training for individuals who are HIV-positive. Compassionate, knowledgeable staff members assist you with your concerns regarding returning to work. They show people how to assess job skills, strengthen technology abilities, explore career change options, as well as help people improve their job search, resumes, applications and interviewing. Participants receive a stipend upon completion.
Progressive Individual Resources, Inc.
992 South Robert Street, Suite 400
West St. Paul, Minnesota 55118
Description of Services: “Our mission is to provide comprehensive culturally competent behavioral health services of support that meet the needs of the individual clients and families that we serve. Progressive Individual Resources Inc. (PIR) is a non-profit social and behavioral health organization. We are licensed by the Minnesota State Department of Human Services, to provide services to families, caregivers to children, youth and adults – 18 years and over – with severe emotional disturbances, behavioral challenges and developmental disabilities.”
Some services include in-home family support for children with SED, providing children rehabilitative services through Children Therapeutic Services of Supports, respite services for SED children/youth, short-term transition living arrangements for juvenile delinquent youths, ARMHS, and much more.
Model Cities: Family Support Services
839 University Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55104
Description of Services: Children, individuals and families receive a comprehensive array of home-based services with the goal of achieving family reunification and individual stabilization. Intensive case management and crisis intervention services encourage individuals and families to work towards greater independence.
Programs and services are designed to improve the quality of life of high risk individuals and families by providing effective prevention and early intervention social support, improving family stability through culturally competent and strength-based case management and counseling services, increasing access to community based services.
The Family & Community Partnership (FCP) is a program for low income families who are at risk for child abuse/neglect. This might include refugee families where there is family violence, alcohol/drug abuse, or families so overwhelmed that case workers are concerned about the well-being of the children.
The program contracts with community organizations and some of these have staff that speak the following languages: Karen, Amharic, Spanish and Hmong. If a family is eligible to participate in FCP and speak one of the above languages, a referral will be made to that specific agency for services. If the family speaks a different language other than the ones listed above the agency will request interpreter services.
To apply, an application should be completed and faxed to 651-266-7751. When FCP social workers meet with the family initially, there will be paperwork to review and sign. The FCP social workers do not provide case management services. A referral will be made to one of the community agencies that contract with Ramsey County and a case manager will work with the family
To get an application, contact Naomi Chavez at 651-266-7785 or Naomi.Chavez@CO.RAMSEY.MN.US
This is a great resource when a refugee family is having a crisis with one of their children and does not know how to access services. With a few days notice (in order to get an interpreter) team members will do a home visit and help the family identify what the problem is and how to access resources. They are very helpful and several refugee families have received useful help. If the family is experiencing an immediate crisis, they can also call the team, but accessing an interpreter is problematic.
Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare–Phalen Clinic, St. Paul; 651-290-8707 to make a referral.
Can provide psychological testing for refugee children. Dr. Snoxell has completed some of the Refugee Mental Health training course.
At Collaborative Counseling and Psychology; 763-210-9966
7372 Kirkwood Court, Suite B, Maple Grove, MN 55369
Ludmila is a mental health professional who formerly worked at CLUES and has experience working with Somali and Karen refugees doing individual therapy. She is willing to do in-home work when necessary but assists clients in getting transportation through their insurance to her Maple Grove office. She is Russian speaking. She has completed the Refugee Mental Health training series and participates in the Refugee Mental Health case consultation group.
7040 Lakeland Ave N. Brooklyn Park, MN, 55428 763-566-1174
Carolyn Parsons has completed the Refugee Mental Health training series. She can provide psychological testing for limited English proficiency clients. She accepts the following insurance: UCare, Medica, Aetna, Medical Assistance, and United Health Care. Her office is handicap accessible.
Al-Shifa Clinic offers FREE healthcare for anyone in the community. It is located in Fridley.
The Clinic is open on Sundays from 10:30 A.M. – 1:30 P.M. Provides FREE Consultation and Prescription Services.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Al-Shifa coordinator at 763.567.9605 at least a day ahead to schedule an appointment.
1800 Chicago Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55404 612-872-2080
Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) pays for this agency to help people with disabilities to apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
Call for an intake appointment. They do an initial screening over the phone and then, if eligible, will sent up an appointment to complete an application. They will meet with clients in a community setting (library, community-based organization) if asked, but not in the client’s home. They provide interpreters.
Ahmed Yusef, LICSW
Metro Behavioral Health
2525 Franklin Ave. E. Suite 200W, Minneapolis, MN 55406 Tel: 612-767-7770 Fax: 612-767-7772 Email: email@example.com
Also sees Karen clients at Karen Organization of MN, 1394 Jackson St. St. Paul, 55117
Description of services: Individuals, couples and youth with worries, sadness, memories of bad things. Works with young people who are having trouble getting along with family or in school.
Language: English and Somali
Insurance: Medical Assistance, UCare, HealthPartners, Metropolitan Health Plan, Medica, BlueCross
Dr. Mohammed Lodhi Khan works at CUHCC clinic, 2001 Bloomington Ave. S., Minneapolis MN 55404.
612-638-0700 is CUHCC’s general line to make appointments.
Currently, Dr. Khan is only accepting internal referrals of patients who are receiving services at CUHCC.
CUHCC accepts patients with any insurance or no insurance. CUHCC also has on-site interpreters in Cambodian, English, Hmong, Lao, Somali, Spanish and Vietnamese. Other languages are available by request, such as Oromo, Amharic, Thai and French.
Has much experience working cross culturally and with interpreters. Makes use of medical and legal clinic and case worker services at CUHCC as necessary in his services.
Does not work with children, and refers to coworker for testing for disability.
Posted in Applying for Social Security, Cambodian, Diagnostic Assessment Resources, Employment Help, Food, Health Insurance, Hennepin County, Hmong, Immigration issues, Lao, Latino/a, Medical Assistance, Mental Health Professionals, Mental Health Provider Directory, Oromo, Outpatient Mental Health Providers, Somali, Vietnamese
Tagged cross cultural, Diagnostic assessment, experienced with interpreters, medical home
Dr. Mukherjee works at Child and Family Psychological Services: 4205 N Lancaster Lane, Suite 107, Plymouth, MN, 55441
Appointments can be made by calling 763-553-7820.
Dr. Mukherjee is very experienced in cross cultural diagnostic assessment and has worked with many immigrant groups in the Twin Cities. She herself speaks 7 Indian languages and has worked with Spanish interpretation.
Most to all insurances are accepted.
Posted in African - all, Chinese, Diagnostic Assessment Resources, Hennepin County, Hindi, Hindu, Hmong, Latino/a, Mental Health Professionals, Mental Health Provider Directory, Outpatient Mental Health Providers
Tagged cross cultural, Diagnostic assessment
Dr. David Hong practices at both Uptown Psychology Group and Washburn Center for Children. Appointments can be made by calling the general lines at Uptown Psychology group at (612) 524-5755 or Washburn Center for Children at (612) 871-1454.
Dr. Hong speaks Spanish and works with many Spanish-speaking clients with referrals from lawyers for immigration needs.
Insurances accepted: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Preferred One, Ucare, and others.
Todd M. Sigler, PsyD, NCC | Licensed Psychologist |Private practice at Outreach Counseling & Consulting Services, Inc.
4105 Lexington Ave No Suite 190 | Arden Hills, MN 55126 Tel. 651 481-0664 | Fax 651 481-3907 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.outreachcounseling.com
Dr. Sigler is a Licensed Psychologist, a Nationally Certified Counselor and a registrant of the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology. He maintains a private practice in Arden Hills, MN and participates in a group practice in Maplewood, MN.
He has specialized training and experience in: working with individuals with developmental disabilities and traumatic brain injury, psychological assessments, cognitive, personality, and adaptive behavior testing, psychological evaluations for immigrants and refugees, and conducting diagnostic assessments and psychological testing for individuals who have been referred by their attorney to determine if there is a disability or impairment that adversely impacts the patient’s ability to learn a second language.
Dr. Michael Keller Psychological Service Associates 121 Adams Street, Cambridge, Minnesota 55008
Dr. Keller can provide therapy and diagnostic assessments in Russian and is experienced in working with Russian-speaking immigrants.
He accepts all insurances.
Specialties are anxiety or fears; relationship issues; depression.
Practices at Park Nicollet Clinic Creekside, 6600 Excelsior Blvd.
St. Louis Park, MN 55426
Dr. Pawlicki works with clients from various cultural groups, especially Latino/Hispanic clients. Interpreters are provided by the clinic for limited English proficiency clients.
Contracted for most insurances including Medical Assistance.
Dr. Pawlicki is experienced in therapy with limited English proficiency clients and specializes in sexual health therapy. He is not a specialist in diagnostic assessment.
Call the general line to make appointments: 952-993-2786
Dr. Corral works at Headway Emotional Health Services, 6425 Nicollet Ave. S., Richfield.
Contracted provider for all insurances. Able to conduct psychological testing for refugees, and able to give therapeutic services in Spanish. For other languages, interpreters are provided by Headway. Experienced in work with Latino/Hispanic families.
To schedule an appointment, call intake coordinator at 612.861.1675.
Please call 612-348-3552 for updated information.
Attachment information current as of 2012.
Saint Paul Public Schools: Early Childhood Special Education Evaluation Team
1780 W. 7th Street Rm. 2401. Saint Paul, MN 55116. 651-744-8094 (Saint Paul), 612-348-TOTS (Minneapolis)
A free service that is part of the school system, Special Education Evaluation accepts referrals on all children from birth to 5 years old when there is a concern about the child’s development.
Help Me Grow Ramsey County is the “central intake” office for children age birth-5 when there is a concern regarding their development. The early intervention evaluation team assesses children as necessary to determine eligibility for early intervention services.
1-866-693-GROW (4769) to make a referral or see http://helpmegrowmn.org/HMG/index.htm
Jayne Cox-Lindsey, Service Coordinator/Supervisor: 651-604-3716
If a child is eligible for early intervention services, early childhood specialists will work the family to plan services, which may include:
- Determining eligibility
(Referral, Screening, Evaluation and Assessment)
- Specialized Instruction
- Parent Training
- Related Services
- Service Coordination
Psychotherapist in a private practice at Metro Behavioral Health.
2525 E. Franklin Ave. Suite 200W, Minneapolis MN 55406. 612-767-7770. email@example.com
He obtained his MSW from the University of MN in 2005. He has extensive social services experience and has worked at Lutheran Social Services as an Employment Counselor; Dakota County as a Financial Worker, DHS as MNCare Representative and Social Work Specialist; CUHCC Clinic as a Behavioral Health Case Manager, and Hennepin County as a Children’s Mental Health, Child Crisis Team Senior Social Worker.
He is bilingual in English and Somali.
Posted in Applying for Social Security, East African, Employment Help, Health Insurance, Housing Help, Mental Health Professionals, Outpatient Mental Health Providers, Somali
Tagged Grief and Bereavement, Homesick, Needs therapy in native language, Psychological Trauma, Sleep Difficulties, Stress, Worries Too Much