MSW LICSW CPRP
I am experienced in utilizing a combination of therapies including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to help people put therapy into practice in their lives. I view the role of therapist as facilitator and partner to create change, acceptance, navigate transitions, manage symptoms, and achieve goals for an effective and satisfying life. [Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotional Wellness; Anxiety, Depression, Transition, Women’s Issues, Hoarding, and Cancer]
I have been working with kids and families for over 30 years and I enjoy speaking publicly on topics related to adolescent mental health and youth development. I earned my Bachelor of Arts Degree (BA) in Psychology from St. John's University and my master's degree in Social Work (MSW) from St. Cloud State University. In addition to helping my clients, I am the Executive Director and founder of DIRT GROUP Global. DIRT GROUP is a resiliency and trauma-informed children's mental health application focused on gardening, farming, food, and creative arts projects. (Brainspotting, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Diagnostic Assessment, Resiliency, the Autonomic Nervous System, Stress Management, Grief and Loss Counseling)
LADC & Clinical Trainee
As a therapist, I view my role as partnering with clients to create acceptance and change and to facilitate awareness and growth to achieve goals for meaningful lives. I utilize a person-centered approach coupled with my Christian values. [Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dual Diagnosis MI/CD, Emotional Issues, Women’s Issues, SPMI, Christian Counseling]
Clinical Trainee (MFT)
Teletherapy & In-Person
I specialize in supporting couples, children, and caregivers in understanding and managing behavioral concerns, emotions, trauma experiences, attachment, and relationship challenges using a developmental, attachment, and family systems lens. [Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma, Parenting, Emotional Issues, Women’s Issues]
Teletherapy & In-Person
I was born and raised in Mogadishu, Somalia and in Kenya: leaving Somalia due to prevailing civil war in the 90s. I have lived in the U.S. the last two decades. I completed a Master’s Degree in counseling from Saint Mary’s University. I worked for three years in Intensive Residential Treatment as a Clinical Team Lead. I enjoy helping people recover from mental illness and substance use to lead the kind of life that they always wanted to lead. [SPMI, Emotion Management, Men’s Issues, Personality Disorders, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy]
We have a number of experienced Mental Health Practitioners, Mental Rehabilitation Workers, Peer Specialists, and Mental Health Professionals ready to assist you. Our ARMHS workers have experience working with
war-traumatized clients, and such assistance is available for both men and women. We have both male and female workers, and they speak a variety of languages, including Somali and English. They are experienced in assisting you with managing symptoms to remain in your desired living environment and to reach your goals.
I am the Office Manager at Behavioral Health Advocacy Services, LLC. I am responsible for all of the Office Administration, HR and Financial aspects of the business. I try to keep our office organized so we can best care for the needs of our clients. I have a background in Management, Community Based Support Services and Medical billing. I am passionate about the importance of caring for your mental health and I am deeply committed to community volunteer work. I look forward to making your experience with Behavioral Health Advocacy Services, LLC seamless and enjoyable.
We have a number of experienced Mental Health Practitioners, Mental Rehabilitation Workers and Mental Health Professionals ready to assist you. Our providers have extensive experience working with war-traumatized clients, and such assistance is available for both men and women.