A new approach to therapy using art, body movement and the celebration of culture
Please reach out to book Jamil for any public speaking engagements in our “Contact” section on our homepage.
Sara’s work has been featured on numerous local news stations, in USAToday, New York Times and more. Sara is available for therapy, supervision, consultation.
Please reach out to book Sara for any public speaking engagements in our “Contact” section on our homepage.
Kahmiyah received her Master’s Degree from Saint Mary’s University and is pursuing her LPCC. She implements a humanistic approach that is strengths-based, and person-centered while implementing some aspects of CBT. Kahmiyah believes that all individuals are experts in their lived experiences and is intentional about supporting individuals in feeling empowered in their therapeutic journey toward reaching their fullest potential.
Kahmiyah has experience with providing in-home therapy services for individuals, primarily children. She is passionate about community mental health and working towards closing the accessibility gap for mental health services and closing the disparity in education for children and adults in marginalized communities.
In her free time, she enjoys growing and collecting house plants, as well as learning more about plant/nature-based therapy. She is striving towards being able to merge her passion for mental health with plants/nature.
Anusha (she/her) is a licensed therapist and board certified music therapist who has a passion for working in and with her community. She believes strongly that creativity and art should be an essential part of the therapeutic process for anyone who connects with these modalities. She works to ensure that healing experiences are co-created between client and therapist. She believes firmly that community-building is essential in the work toward transformative justice and collective liberation for all oppressed peoples. Though there are many systemic barriers to wellness, Anusha believes there is always space for empowerment, healing, and growth. Anusha enjoys meeting and holding space for any client exactly where they are at. She has found herself most frequently pulled to healing work with marginalized youth and their families, individuals impacted by incarceration, immigration, and generational trauma, and those engaging in racial identity development at all stages of life.
Brittane holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration & College Student Development. She is deeply passionate about holistic care, wellness, and healing.
During the past decade, she has dedicated her career to excellence in college student development, leadership, justice, and equity. Brittane approaches any role by providing space for individuals to learn, feel understood, and receive access to necessary resources.
Brittane is excited to bring her administrative leadership, project management, and content curation expertise to Creative Kuponya in order to support organizational growth and further provide space for community healing, teaching, and mental health care without barriers.
Jasmine is a Clinical Social Work Graduate Student at Augsburg University. She currently works as a CADI Waiver Case Manager at the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance. Once Jasmine graduates next spring, she is most interested in working as a Child Therapist or School Social Worker. Outside of work and school, Jasmine enjoys spending time with my family and friends, reading novels, having picnics at the lake, and going for walks.
Julia Rodriguez was born in Chihuahua, Mexico and moved to the United States when she was 4 years old. She is bilingual in English and Spanish. Julia started her path toward helping others through her local hispanic outreach program in Red Wing, MN doing policy work focused on bringing attention to immigration reform in Washington D.C, as well as doing mentorships with hispanic youth. Since then, Julia has had a variety of internship and employment opportunities focusing on mental health including crisis counseling, family focused group therapy with traumatized youth, case management for the DD Waiver, as well as targeted children’s mental health case management with CLUES. Julia is passionate about working through a holistic, person centered, and strengths-based lens. She understands the necessity for access to safe healing spaces in order to improve quality of life.
Julia has completed a B.A in Psychology from Winona State University with a minor in Spanish. She is currently enrolled as a graduate student at Augsburg University working toward a masters in multicultural clinical social work. Julia is additionally employed as a parent educator and mentor, as well as a CTSS skills practitioner with Minnesota CarePartner.
Shoshana (she/her) is an educator, teaching artist, improv performer, and learning healer. Shoshana earned her bachelor’s degree at Macalester College, and is earning her Master’s of Social Work at St. Catherine’s University. Shoshana focuses her studies on healing and liberation from oppression based trauma, using body awareness, movement, and improv.
Shoshana was born and raised in Minneapolis, and has worked and played in education, youth development, mental health care, and community organizing in Minneapolis, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Los Angeles. Shoshana lives in Minneapolis with her partner and child. In her spare time, she enjoys working at the crossroads of joy, liberation, love, and creativity. Additionally, Shoshana enjoys playing in lakes, playing instruments, improv, and playing geeky tabletop games.
As a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, Melvin has a passion for supporting people. Growing up in an environment where he saw many people needing some sort of help, he naturally gravitated towards where the need was evident.
Melvin has over 10 years of experience in the public and nonprofit sector working with youth, adults, and families. Currently, Melvin works in the public school system, as a high school social worker, primarily in special education. Melvin has a passion for teaching, learning, and fostering healthy environments where teaching and learning can coexist.
He completed his Bachelor of Social Work degree at Metropolitan State University; and Master of Social Work degree at Augsburg University.
My passion is to accompany others in navigating life. I consider it a sacred privilege to help people discover purpose and meaning, work through challenges, develop as leaders, and experience transformation on the journey.
Nina is a certified spiritual director with a passion for creating space for others to discern opportunities and challenges, along with responding to invitations from God. Through her spiritual direction and coaching practice, Transforming Journey, Nina considers it an honor to help others experience and embody love, hope, redemption, and transformation.
Also, Nina currently serves as a vice president at an organization based in the Twin Cities. She has extensive human resources experience, stemming from 30+ years of service within a variety of organizational settings. Nina earned a Master of Arts degree in Spiritual Formation & Leadership.
Beyond spiritual direction, Nina holds certifications in:
– Human Resources Management (SPHR-Senior Professional in Human Resources)
– Conflict Coaching/Mediation
– Unconscious/Implicit Bias Awareness and Mitigation
– Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) Qualified Administrator
– Enneagram Coaching/Training
– StrengthsFinder Training
– Spiritual Leadership Transformation
Outside of work, Nina desires to make a meaningful impact as she serves on the Advisory Council for an organization dedicated to forming global peacemakers and reconciling leaders who mend divides and on the Board of Directors for a Twin Cities non-profit. Yet, her most cherished roles are mother to an adult son and “daughter-in-love”, along with her newest role as “Gramma Nina” to her two granddaughters.
Mental healthcare without barriers
We’re stepping out into the community to address the heart of the issue and bringing healing through community sessions.