Jasira Family Counseling, LLC.
Juneau Hill, LICSW
Mental Health Professional
Jasira means bold and courageous, which is what Juneau Hill, became as she stepped out on faith and created yet another business as an African American Female Entrepreneur.
Juneau Hill, MSW, LICSW, received her Master's Degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of St. Thomas/College of St. Catherine in 2006 and her licensure in 2009. Ms. Hill has worked with youth and families providing culturally competent services for over twenty years. She is a former clinical supervisor for a home-based Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Program and the clinical director of an outpatient clinic and has provided administrative and clinical supervision, group consultation and professional development training.
Ms. Hill is a trainer for the Minnesota Department of Human Services, Early Childhood Service Intensity Instrument (ESCII). She has specialized training in the area of early childhood mental health providing diagnostic assessments using the (DC: 0-5) Diagnostic Classification System for children birth to age five. Ms. Hill received a 2 year certificate for the Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Program from the University of Minnesota in 2014. She currently provides outpatient and telehealth video therapy services for individuals, couples and families.
Ms. Hill has experience facilitating therapeutic groups and providing play therapy services and specialized training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Trauma Informed Child-Parent Psychotherapy (TI-CPP) and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). Her special interests include: attachment issues, trauma, infant mental health, autism spectrum disorders, fetal alcohol syndrome, sensory issues, and anxiety and mood disorders using a strengths-based approach to practice.
Our First Business Associate
Loretta Collins, LPCC
Mental Health Professional
Loretta Collins, LPCC, received her Bachelor’s Degree from Harris Stowe State College in St. Louis, Missouri and her Master’s Degree from the University of Missouri in St. Louis, Missouri. The Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy licensed Mrs. Collins in May of 2010, as a Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC). As an Educator and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the states of Minnesota and Missouri, Ms. Collins has over 35 years of experience working with individuals, groups, adults, adolescents, couples and families in the role of educator, program coordinator, facilitator, school counselor, school psychological examiner, and Walk-In Counseling Clinic volunteer.
She has worked with diverse populations and problems including: anxiety, depression, trauma, relational issues, and adolescents struggling with teen issues (self-esteem, peer pressure, school failure, alcohol and drug use, and sexual issues).
Caleb Buttenhoff is a student at Adler Graduate School while interning with Jasira Family Counseling. He has worked within the mental health field since 2017 in adult inpatient services focusing on Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, and Borderline Personality Disorder, and briefly with children with Autism. Caleb takes pride in his person-centered treatment orientation. His interests include video games and playing Dungeons and Dragons.
My name is Brittany Patrin. I am excited to join Jasira Family Counseling services this academic year as one of the clinical interns. Over the summer, I interned for Jasira Family Counseling services and enjoyed working with clients and learning more about case management services. Currently, I am a student at the University of St. Thomas, pursuing my Master of Social Work. This is my second and final year of grad school. Yay!
After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Augsburg University, I worked in the field of education for six years. Following graduation, I worked as a paraprofessional at an elementary school where I worked with students who have Autism. In 2020, I earned my teaching license and began teaching kindergarten and first grade. My favorite part of teaching was building relationships with students and families. It was also incredibly rewarding to help students reach their educational goals. In my social work practice, I would like to continue building relationships with individuals and families and help them achieve their goals. I will incorporate mindfulness and meditation in sessions and focus on a holistic approach. I am passionate about working with individuals who have experienced trauma, and would like to be a trauma-focused therapist in the future.
In my free time, I enjoy seeing my friends and family (in a COVID safe environment, of course). Over the last year and a half, I’ve grown an appreciation for being on calm water, either in a kayak or paddleboard. I find it relaxing and it’s something I’ve incorporated into my self-care routine. I also enjoy reading outside in my hammock. I’m most interested in books that focus on trauma and human behavior. I’m looking forward to working with you on your goals for therapy!
Hello! My name is Jane Gallagher and I am excited to be working with Jasira Family Counseling! I am working on my Clinical Mental Health Counseling Masters degree from Adler Graduate School. Adler Graduate School has taught me a lot about therapeutic approaches in therapy. My therapeutic approach in addressing clients taking action in therapeutic change includes a person-centered approach, which means that I practice therapy with the belief that the client has their own answers and resources to create change in their behavior and thought patterns. I utilize counseling and relaxation skills to help the client navigate out of the current state and into the direction of reaching their goal.
My foundation of working with people began in coaching and hypnosis. Understanding hypnosis provided me with a broad variety of meditation and relaxation skills to teach to assist clients in resolving behavioral dysregulation by empowering clients with skills. I am also a drug and alcohol counselor as well as a and gambling addiction counselor. I work with a wide variety of issues with adults, adolescents and children, individuals, couples, and families. My goal is to facilitate the client to heal, to empower, to dissociate from that which no longer serves you, and to associate with the life you want to live.
Case Management Intern
Nathalie is joining Jasira Family Counseling as a graduate student at University of St. Thomas working toward obtaining a Master’s Degree in Social Work. She has the goal of becoming a LICSW with a focus on trauma, individual, and family counseling. Nathalie has a life-long passion for advocacy for victims of violence and sexual assault. She currently works as an advocate at a domestic violence shelter for women and families.
Nathalie has a background in the finance world with a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management. She spent over a decade working in the mortgage industry before taking the steps to a career change focusing on helping people with mental health. In any industry she is in she advocates for inclusivity, compassion, and justice.
"As a therapist, I noticed that while a great number of people receiving mental health treatment in Minnesota were people of color, there were fewer therapists who shared their cultural backgrounds. I have always had a passion for helping others and have been told I offer a great deal of insight.
Therefore, I decided to open an agency for families to access licensed therapists of color to meet the needs of their communities and service all in need of support. I am also interested in training all practitioners to work effectively with people of color and welcome therapists from all backgrounds to learn and grow as part of the Jasira Family Counseling team."
"I use my expertise with child development and trauma to explore the impact of a client's early trauma on the course of their development and current functioning. I have worked with youth since 1995 and have over 15 years experience working with children ages birth to 5. Jasira is committed to providing quality care to the clients we serve and our mission is to inspire, encourage and empower individuals to build strong families and healthy communities".
Juneau Hill, LICSW