Jasira Family Counseling, LLC.

"Hope and healing through bold and courageous love"

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 was a trainer for the Minnesota Department of Human Services, Early Childhood Service Intensity Instrument (ESCII) for 13 years. 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 strength-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).

Our Interns

Megan Boxrud

Case Management Intern


Hello, my name is Megan Boxrud. I am enrolled in the MSW program at Saint 

Catherine University, and I am excited to be joining Jasira Family Counseling as 

a foundational intern. My goal is to become a licensed social worker, and work with 

families and children. Currently I work as a Life Skills Counselor for Canvas Health. 


I am looking forward to gaining new experiences through Jasira Family Counseling.

I got my Bachelor's in Psychology at the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. I 

have always loved serving and helping people, and I'm excited that I found Social 

Work as a career path. When I'm not in school and working, I enjoy reading, 

writing and going to movies or concerts. My goal for this role is to learn as much 

as I can while helping clients and advocating for them. 

                                             

Jessica Gomez

Case Management Intern


Hello, my name is Jessica Gomez. I am excited to join Jasira Family Counseling 

services this fall. I am currently a graduate student at the University of Saint Mary’s. I am enrolled in the MSW program and my goal is to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. For the most part, my work experience surrounds working with children and youth. 


I worked at Brittany's Place, a shelter for girls who are at risk or victims of sexual exploitation/trafficking. I also worked at Shelter Care for Kids, an emergency foster care facility for children. During my free time, I enjoy doing outdoor activities such as hiking, canoeing, paddle boarding, and skiing. My goal in this position is to apply the knowledge that I have gained thus far into practice and to connect people with the resources they need.

Sophia Genz

Case Management Intern


Hi, my name is Sophia Genz. I am currently a student in the MSW program at St.

Catherine University and am thrilled to join Jasira Family Counseling as a foundational

intern. My goal is to become a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)

and work with teens and young adults using trauma-informed therapeutic methods.  I

currently work as an administrative assistant for a retail company.


I graduated from the University of Minnesota Duluth with my Bachelors in

Psychology. I completed an internship during my undergraduate program at the Duluth

Family Visitation Center, where I worked with survivors of domestic violence and

their families. When I’m not at school or work, I enjoy going on hikes, crocheting, and

spending time with my German Shepherd, Max. My goal in this position is to use my

current education to help clients, advocate for them, and increase my knowledge of

crisis assessment and intervention.

Why Us?

"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

Owner/Therapist