1930 Coon Rapids Boulevard
Coon Rapids, MN 55433
Hours: Open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
1930 Coon Rapids Boulevard
Coon Rapids, MN 55433
Hours: Open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Natalis Counseling and Psychology Services
2550 University Avenue West, Suite 314N
St. Paul, MN 55114
Contact: 651 379 5157 or email@example.com
Description of Services: Individual, couples, family, and group psychological support. Assessments
Karen Hositad, offers are therapy, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Maradeth Searle, psychologist, offers testing for citizenship test waivers email@example.com
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
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
1885 University Avenue, #297
St. Paul, MN 55104
Contact: 651 644 3983 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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
Many locations (see website): https://www.rise.org
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
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.
Pillsbury House-Third Floor
3501 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55407
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
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
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.
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (as of Aug. 4, 2014)
Hours: Monday and Thursday evenings 6:00pm – 9:00pm (except holidays)
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.
Rahma Community Clinic
8924 Old Cedar Ave. South
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
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 email@example.com
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.
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: http://www.crisis.org/about.html 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.
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
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
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:
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. Karen Ta, Vietnamese speaking
Goodwill/Easter Seals Minnesota
553 Fairview Ave. N.
St Paul, MN 55104
Assistance with obtaining SSI.
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
4432 Chicago Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN 55407
|Tubman Center East
1725 Monastery Way
Maplewood, MN 55109
|North Minneapolis Office
NorthPoint Community Center
1315 Penn Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55411
|Hennepin County Legal Services
Minneapolis City Hall Room 115
350 S 5th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55415
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
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 : http://embodied-health.com/Documents/SE_Thea09.pdf
Saint Paul/Minneapolis, MN 55114 Tel: 651-319-2110