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 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).

Our Interns

Hawa Sirleaf-Harris

Clinical Intern


Hello my name is Hawa Sirleaf-Harris. I’m currently enrolled at Walden university completing my Masters' degree in social work. I am extremely excited to be joining Jasira Family Counseling services as a clinical intern. My education at Walden University has taught me a lot of valuable skills in cultural competency, leadership development, diagnostic assessments, and therapeutic interventions and approaches.

My love for people started back when I was younger and being the oldest child has prepared me for in many ways.  I am a born leader and for me leadership comes in different forms, and these can be seen from being a mother, an educator, a daughter, and an employee.

I have experience working in the mental health setting caring for the elderly, young adults and children. My goal in this role is to continue to learn and expand on my knowledge and experience and to be a great advocate for my clients in reaching their full potential in every aspect of their lives.

                                             

Akello Alay

Clinical Intern


Hello my name is Akello Allay. I moved to MN from Colorado 3 years ago. I'm working on my MSW at Saint Mary's University. My work experience includes working with youth experiencing homelessness—managing the SAFE program. A program that provides services to African American mothers experiencing domestic violence. I worked in the Ramsey County ACE Program (All children excel) long-term compressive Case Management to children under the age of 10 living in Ramsey county who are at the highest risk of becoming chronic or violent offenders in the future. 


I also worked at Brittany's Place, a 12-bed shelter providing services for sexually exploited/trafficked young women. I currently work at a residential mental health care facility as a mental health practitioner. I enjoy taking vacations to sunny, warm places with beaches, hiking, cooking, playing basketball, paddle boarding, and visiting family outside work and school. My goals are to promote clients' self-advocacy, eliminate troubling symptoms to promote healing, encourage/empower personal autonomy.

Ayan Hussein

Case Management Intern


Hello my name is Ayan Hassan. I am excited to join Jasira Family Counseling services this summer for my foundation internship. Currently, I’m a graduate student at the University of St. Mary’s getting my MSW. My goal is to become a licensed clinical Social Worker. Currently I work as a Mental Health Practitioner at Bright Future Counseling.


I have a BS in Biology with a minor in Business Management. I have worked at the Office of Chief Counsel at the state department for 4 years before transitioning to work as an Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services, ARMHS worker to help people with mental health issues transition from their current situation into society as successfully, functioning citizens.

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