Sitagu Buddhadhamma Vihara

Sitagu Buddhadhamma Vihara

1519 County Road C East

Maplewood, MN 55109

Contact: (651) 797-3311

Description of Services: Serves the Buddhists population from Burma in Minnesota. Holds celebrations on significant holidays like Buddha Day.  Has regular meditation and study groups (5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.) as well as Sunday school (Sunday mornings 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.).

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Eastern Psychological Services

Eastern Psychological Services

1885 University Avenue West. Suite 10

Saint Paul, MN 55104

4640 Slater Rd, Suite 115

Eagan, MN 55122

Contact: 612 203 1207

Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Monday to Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Saturday

Description of Services: Provides psychological assessment and therapy to children, adolescents and adults. Specializing in providing culturally competent care to Asian populations: counseling available in Mandarin and Cantonese, also Hmong translation services.

Joseph Y. Lee has been licensed by the Board of Psychology of Minnesota  and practicing psychology in Minnesota since 1982.

Cost: Network provider of Blue Cross Blue Shield of MN, Health Partners, Medica, Minnesota Health Care Program, Metropolitan Health Care Program, Preferred One, and U Care. For insurance not listed, please call.  Welcome self pay.

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True Thao Counseling Services

True Thao Counseling Services

St. Paul Office

796 East 7th Street

St. Paul, MN 55106

Cottage Grove Office

6940 Keats Avenue South

Cottage Grove, MN 55016

Contact: 651 771 2155 or

Hours: Business hours vary based on need

Description of services: True Thao is a licensed clinical social worker at True Thao Counseling Services with twenty years of experience providing bilingual and bicultural mental health services to adolescents and adults in many primary care settings.  Has experience working with businesses and organizations in the areas of employee mental health, refugee issues, and Hmong culture.  Understands the complexity of Hmong lives, and the issues affecting the Hmong families and community.

Cost: Consultation and Training fees are available upon request.  True Thao Counseling Services is a provider member for many health insurances for clinical services.  Self-insured clients are welcome.

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Love Grows Here Wellness Center

Love Grows Here Wellness Center

First Lutheran Church website:

First Lutheran Church

463 Maria Avenue

St. Paul, MN 55106

Hours: Wednesdays 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Contact: 651 776 7210 or

Description of Services: “The Love Grows Here Wellness Center offers a variety of healing services with healthcare professionals including but not limited to Health Education, Nutritional Education, Medical Triage and referrals, healing touch, foot care, blood pressure & blood glucose checks, qi gong, financial counseling, nurse practitioner checks, acupuncture, chiropractic care and more.  Serve a weekly meal and provide an opportunity to rest and live in a community safely!”


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Natalis Counseling and Psychology Solutions

Natalis Counseling and Psychology Services

2550 University Avenue West, Suite 314N

St. Paul, MN 55114

Contact: 651 379 5157 or

Description of Services: Individual, couples, family, and group psychological support.  Assessments

Contact people:

Karen Hositad, offers are therapy,,

Maradeth Searle, psychologist, offers testing for citizenship test waivers

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Galtier Health Center

Galtier Health Center

445 Galtier Avenue

St. Paul, MN 55103

Contact: 651 224 1848

Description of Services: “Galtier Health Center is a leading provider of long-term skilled nursing care and short-term rehabilitation solutions. Our 125 bed facility offers a full continuum of services and care focused around each individual in today’s ever-changing healthcare environment.”

Staff fluent in Southeast Asian languages and 60 different dialects such as Hmong, Lao, Chinese, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Thai, Karen, Cantonese, French, Somali, Burmese, Nepali, Oromo, Russian, Spanish and many more.  Provide medical services and rehabilitation services.

Cost: Accept all insurance types including Medical Assistance, Medicare, Health Partners, Blue Cross Blue Shield and UCare

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Interprofessional Center for Counseling and Legal Services

University of St. Thomas Interprofessional Center for Counseling and Legal Services

1128 Harmon Place, Suite 100

Minneapolis, MN 55403

Contact: 651 962 4820 (counseling or social work services)

651-962-4960 (legal services)

Call to schedule an appointment

Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

Description of Services: Free legal, counseling and social work services provided by students with supervision of professionals

Cost: Free

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Sub-Saharan African Youth and Family Services in Minnesota (SAYFSM)

Sub-Saharan African Youth and Family Services in Minnesota (SAYFSM)

1885 University Avenue, #297

St. Paul, MN 55104

Contact: 651 644 3983 or

Description of Services: SAYFSM provide culturally and linguistically appropriate HIV/AIDS education and services to all Africans in Minnesota.  They offer support groups, case management, housing help, community outreach, and a women’s self-sufficiency program.  Sewing skills classes are offered free of charge.  Sessions are six months long with classes meeting three times each week although participants do not need to attend every class.

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Twin Cities Crisis Services

Telephone: 651-324-7953    Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If a staff person is not available, leave a message and someone will be in contact within 10 minutes.

Twin Cities Crisis Services provides the following services in the refugees home:

  • Clinical assessment and treatment planning
  • Brief counseling and support services
  • Supervision of taking psychiatric medications
  • Assistance in making the home safe and manageable
  • Psychoeducation
  • Emergency problem solving and continued support

Note: Our experience has been that you need to be very clear about crisis needs and assist workers in understanding cultural differences.

Crisis Services are provided to help people  manage issues or situations in their daily life, with the goal of preventing or minimizing a mental health or chemical dependency crisis.

To make a referral:Twin Cities Crisis Services Referral FormFax a copy of any assessments, releases, and information to 651-288-4971, addressed to the attention of Twin Cities Crisis Services Dispatch.

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National Directory of Domestic Violence Programs Serving Muslim Families



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North Point Health & Wellness Center

North Point Health & Wellness Center

1313 Penn Ave N.

Mpls, MN 55411

Monday – Friday, 8am-5pm


Tel. 612-543-2500 (Main)

A good personal contact is Walter Perkins at 612-543-2710

Contact: Melissa Schebloom, 612-543-2740 (Behavioral Health New Patient Intake)

Can do walk-in intake with Melissa.  There is a strict no show policy.  After two no shows, one can only do walk-in only appointments.

Description of Services: North Point offers culturally sensitive behavioral health services to North Minneapolis residents, including children, adolescents and adults. Services are available to surrounding areas as well. Individual therapy, family or group therapy, psychiatric evaluation, medication management and Rule 25 assessments are provided with experienced psychologists, licensed social workers and marriage and family counselors.

Marylee Temple is a licensed social worker on staff who used to work at CUHCC and is experienced with refugees.

Dr. Lolita King-Bethel is a psychologist on staff.

Language: Hmong, Laotian, Spanish, Somali as well as on call interpreters of all languages.

Cost: All medical, optical, dental and behavioral health care have charges.  Accept most major medical and dental insurance plans including Medica, Health Partners, BlueCross BlueShield, Preferred One, U Care, Medicare, State of Minnesota, Delta Dental, Metropolitan Health Plan. Also accept Assured Access and have a North Point Discount. Will bill services directly to your insurance provider.

Patients without insurance will not be turned away. If you are a low-income patient, you may be eligible for one of their reduced fee programs

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Many locations (see website):

Description of Services: “Committed to community inclusion, employment, housing, and self-sufficiency for people who have significant disabilities and other barriers, including those who are refugees and immigrants.”

“Rise supports people who have disabilities and other barriers to employment in attaining their personal measure of safe and affordable housing, vocational achievement, self-sufficiency, and belonging in their communities. Rise is dedicated to building a community that is more accepting of all of its citizens and we support the development of creative partnerships with businesses, government agencies, and the general public to meet this objective.”

Through partnership with Family Life Mental Health Center in Coon Rapids, Rise offers Mental Health Services in three areas: Housing, Employment, and Treatment

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Allina Mental Health–Fridley

Allina Mental Health

7590 Lyric Lane NE

Fridley, MN 55432

Contact: 763 236 3800

Hours: Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Must be referred by Allina Health Doctor or Clinic.

Description of Services: In a confidential office setting, each of our patients is viewed as a unique human being with the potential to achieve solutions to his or her problems with guidance and support.

Dr. Anupama Chauhan, MD, sees adults, children and teens. She completed her residency in psychiatry and a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Chauhan was certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in 2006. Her expertise includes psychiatric assessment and mental health counseling. This includes education and pharmacological management of young people.

Dr. Caromyr Figueroa, MD, sees children and adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety, autism, developmental delays and other issues. Dr. Figueroa has extensive counseling experience and is fluent in Spanish.

Dr. Anil Sipahimalani, MD, sees adults. He specializes in anxiety disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), depression, bipolar disorder. He is board certified in psychosomatic medicine, a field that explores the links between medical and psychiatric illness and focuses on treating the whole person. His areas of interest include integrative medicine, post-partum depression, depression related to cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

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Pillsbury House Integrated Health Clinic

Pillsbury House-Third Floor

3501 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55407
Tel: 612-824-0708
Fax: 612-827-5818

Clinic Hours:
Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. – noon

New patients must go in during these hours and fill out paperwork to set up an intake. They will then schedule appointments.

Chiropractic, acupuncture and Oriental medicine, massage therapy, psychology, medicine, nursing,  yoga and other therapies. Provided by students under supervision.

Free and open to all.

Spanish and Oromo interpreters available. Call ahead for other languages

Click here for more information

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Refugee Students and Special Education- BRYCS

Bridging Refugee Youth and Children’s Services (BRYCS) provides national technical assistance to organizations serving refugees so that all newcomer children and youth can reach their potential.

Resources from  BRYCS Clearinghouse that relate to English Language Learners in special education and identifying difference vs. disorder


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Child and Youth Mental Health Information- BRYCS

Bridging Refugee Youth and Children’s Services (BRYCS) provides national technical assistance to organizations serving refugees
and immigrants so that all newcomer children and youth can reach their potential.

Highlighted Resources – Mental Health


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The Phillips Neighborhood Clinic (PNC)

The Phillips Neighborhood Clinic (PNC)

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (as of Aug. 4, 2014)

Hours: Monday and Thursday evenings 6:00pm – 9:00pm (except holidays)

Contact: 612-724-1690

Description of Services: A free clinic operated by University of Minnesota health professional students. All students are supervised by licensed clinicians. No appointments or insurance necessary. Spanish interpreters available at all times.

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Rahma Community Clinic

Rahma Community Clinic

Rahma Community Clinic
8924 Old Cedar Ave. South
Bloomington, MN

Hours: Open Saturday mornings only from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Contact: 952-431-3433 or make an appointment online. Walk-ins are always welcome as well.

Description of Services: Muslim Physicians of Minnesota in collaboration with Muslim Community Center oversee the medical operations of the clinic.  Services offered include a doctor’s consultation and visit, free medicinal samples, written prescriptions, discounted laboratory tests (via a third party vendor), x-rays (via a third party vendor),
and scheduled specialist consultation.

Cost: Free facility run by volunteers only

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Metro Senior Center

Metro Senior Center

1209 Glenwood Ave North

Minneapolis, MN 55405

Hours: Service hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Contact: 612 374 3383 or

Description of Services: “The Center’s Objective Goals are to actively promote quality of life through assisting all participants to attain the appropriate quality services to maximize independence, dignity, and quality of life. The Metro Senior Center is willing to serve a broad range of people from 18 years old and up. The Center encourages the seniors to meet new friends and exercise to stay healthy. Services include two meals per day, medication and health management, transportation to and from the center, basic exercise and much more.

Currently providing services to the Hmong, Lao, and Thai communities in the Greater Metro Area.

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Crisis Connection

Crisis phone line: 612-379-6363 or 1-866-379-6363

This is a 24-hour crisis phone line. The community service, which is free and confidential, takes calls from anyone in need of counseling and support. The website at: lists other crisis resources.

A refugee who does not speak English should call the number and say “Interpreter” and the language that he/she speaks. The caller will be put on hold while the Crisis Connection staff access an interpreter. The refugee caller should NOT HANG UP. they may be on hold for as long as 5-10 minutes.

This is a good resource to use if you are concerned that the client might get very upset or agitated over the weekend or overnight and need to talk. This is also a good resource for clients who become easily agitated and would benefit from talking.

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Mireille Bardy, LICSW

Family Circle Counseling, a clinic that specializes in attachment difficulties

2356 University Ave. W., Suite 280,

St. Paul 55114


Mireille is French speaking. She provides services for children, adults, couples and families.

Insurance accepted: Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Partners, Medica, UCare, MA

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Outreach Counseling and Consulting Services

Outreach Counseling and Consulting Services, Inc

4105 Lexington Ave. N. Suite 230, Arden Hills, MN 55126

Contact: 651-481-0664

Description of Services: OCCS consists of experienced licensed psychologists, clinical social workers and marriage and family therapists. They offer services to adults, children, adolescents and seniors.  The services include those for people dealing with anxiety, stress, depression, grief, loss, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), trauma, abuse, life transitions, parenting concerns, serious and persistent mental illness, developmental disabilities, loss of health, chronic pain, ADHD, marital and interpersonal difficulties. In-home visits are available to those who are unable to be seen in the office setting.

Speak directly with Mila Amundson to discuss referrals and to determine appropriate therapist for client.

Dr. Todd Sigler is a psychologist on staff who provides psychological assessments for children who are being evaluated for county services. He also provides psychological assessment for Social Security application. He is familiar with refugee populations and can provide testing to document for developmental disability.

Liz Anderson, LICSW has experience working with refugee families and children/adolescents and works with MCC Refugee Services as Mental Health Liaison. She will do in-home or outpatient therapy.

Cost: The following insurances are generally accepted: HealthPartners, Medica, UCare, MA, BCBS, Medicare, Aetna, Cigna, United Health Care, MN Care, Preferred One, and Select Care/UMR.

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Marsha McDonald, LICSW

4570 West 77th St., 305, Edina, MN 55435


Marsha is a licensed clinical social worker. She has familiarity with Arabic cultures, working with people who have been in combat, and with issues of trauma/abuse.  She works with individuals, couples, and families.

She accepts BlueCross/BlueShield, Medica, Medicaid, PreferredOne, UCare Insurance

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Mental Health Clinics

All mental health clinics are available to be accessed by refugees.  Health insurance covers mental health diagnosis and treatment (See Health Insurance page).  Health insurance covers interpreter services. If you believe that a refugee is  feeling too sad, too worried, having trouble sleeping, nightmares, has no appetite/isn’t eating, or not caring for self or family in some way, then an appointment can be made for the refugee to have an intake appointment, where the problem is discussed and appropriate services are determined. All that is needed  is to call the clinic and schedule an initial (or intake) appointment.  An interpreter, if needed, should be requested at this time. It is the responsibility of the clinic or provider to arrange for an interpreter but you should be sure to let them know what language is needed.

Several  mental health (also called behavioral health) clinics specialize in providing culturally and linguistically appropriate services. These clinics are listed below:

HealthPartners Center for International Health, Behavioral Health Clinic

Community-University Health Care Clinic

Somali and East African Behavioral Health Services Program

Wilder Foundation Southeast Asian Services (SAS)

Bethesda Clinic

MORE Multicultural School for Empowerment

North Point Health & Wellness Center

The Family Partnership

Face to Face Counseling

Philips Neighborhood Clinic

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Mental Health Professionals – Psychiatrists

Psychiatrists are medical doctors who can do a psychiatric evaluation and prescribe medications for psychiatric conditions.

For the first appointment, patients usually meet with the psychiatrists for 1-1 1/2 hours. This is an evaluation and diagnosis appointment.  Once an evaluation and diagnosis has been made, the doctor may prescribe medication.  The patient will then usually see the doctor every 4-6 weeks for a “med check” appointment.  Sometimes the patient will meet with the psychiatrist’s nurse instead of meeting with the psychiatrist for the med check appointment.

Psychiatrists usually do not do psychotherapy- that is, they usually do not meet frequently with the patient to discuss his or her problems.  The psychiatrist focuses on physical symptoms and the effect of the prescribed medication. Often psychiatrists will refer patients to an outpatient psychotherapist who will meet more frequently with the patient to discuss problems.

Medications prescribed by a psychiatrist usually must be taken regularly (usually daily) for a long period of time. It is important that the refugee client understand that the medication will not immediately make them feel better, but that it builds up in their body over time. It is very important that the refugee patient understand that they must take the medication exactly as prescribed by the doctor. This is often a problem for refugee patients who are not familiar with treating psychiatric symptoms with psychotropic medications. It is important that the refugee patient understand that the sudden discontinuation of a psychotropic medication can result in a serious symptomatic reaction.

Fatma Reda, M.D., Arabic speaking

Dr. Bruce Field, M.D.

Dr. Karen Ta, Vietnamese speaking

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Social Security Advocacy

Goodwill/Easter Seals Minnesota
553 Fairview Ave. N.
St  Paul, MN 55104

Phone: 651-379-5800
Fax: 651-379-5803

Assistance with obtaining SSI.

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Chrysalis/Tubman Family Alliance

Counseling and therapy service, support groups for self-esteem, divorce,  single parent                                                                           divorce education, family focus, parenting, youth safety, early childhood family education.

Helps families relationship violence, substance abuse, mental health issues and provides safe shelter, legal advocacy, counseling services as well as safety, healing and restoration.

Harriet Tubman Center
3111 First Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55408
Phone: 612.825.3333
Fax: 612.825.6666
Chrysalis Center
4432 Chicago Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Phone: 612.871.0118
Fax: 612.870.2403
Tubman Center East
1725 Monastery Way
Maplewood, MN 55109
Phone: 612.825.3333
Fax: 612.825.6666
North Minneapolis Office
NorthPoint Community Center
1315 Penn Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55411
Phone: 612.521.0240

Hennepin County Legal Services
Minneapolis City Hall Room 115
350 S 5th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Phone: 612.673.2244
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Xulivong Moua, Psychotherapist

Xulivong Moua M.A. is a psychotherapist with 10 years experience working with immigrants and youth.

His areas of specialty are:

Psychotherapy – major depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, adjustment disorder, leaning disorder and conduct disorer, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

c/o Natalis Counseling and Psychology Solutions 2550 University Avenue West Suite 314N Saint Paul, MN 55114 Tel: 651-379-5157

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Thea Lee MA, LMFT (CA), Somatic Experience Practitioner

Thea Lee is a Somatic Experience Practitioner specializing in somatic healing of traumas, provider selfcare, and yoga for mind-body awareness. She is also the coordinator for professional SE training in St. Paul. Prior to moving to Minnesota 2.5 years ago, she has worked in settings including a non-profit rape crisis center, a county juvenile hall, and a state prison for women.

 SE (Somatic Experience) is unique because it has a dual goal of relieving the symptoms of trauma AND increasing people’s resiliency and capacity for experiencing life in its full depth and scope. We are born with the potential to cultivate the ability to suffer, rejoice, love and be loved fully without becoming overwhelmed or developing trauma symptoms. However, stress and trauma during childhood and adolescence often prevents us from thoroughly developing this resiliency. SE works to relieve trauma symptoms AND increase resiliency.


“Somatic” means “of the body”. Somatic Experience® (SE) is a body-focused approach to understanding and healing the effects of stress and trauma.SE is different from talk therapy, bodywork or energy healing.

For more information on SE and Thea Lee :

Saint Paul/Minneapolis, MN 55114 Tel: 651-319-2110

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Jan Jirak, MA, LP, SEP

Jan Jirak is a Psychologist with more than 10 years’ experience who specializes in the healing of trauma, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), anxiety or fears, and relationship issues.  She uses EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), cognitive-behavioral therapy, Somatic Experiencing (a body and mind approach), and guided imagery.

“What is Somatic Experiencing® (SE)?

Somatic Experiencing® is a body-awareness approach to trauma being taught throughout the world. It is the result of over forty years of observation, research, and hands-on development by Dr. Levine. Based upon the realization that human beings have an innate ability to overcome the effects of trauma, Somatic Experiencing has touched the lives of many thousands. SE® restores self-regulation, and returns a sense of aliveness, relaxation and wholeness to traumatized individuals who have had these precious gifts taken away. Peter has applied his work to combat veterans, rape survivors, Holocaust survivors, auto accident and post surgical trauma, chronic pain sufferers, and even to infants after suffering traumatic births.”  (Retrieved from: on 08/10/2010)


314 Clifton Avenue, Suite#106                                                                                                                                     Minneapolis, MN 55403

Tel:  952-314-5400

Accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield and Medica insurances

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