Jasira Family Counseling, LLC.
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
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).
"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 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 14 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