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ABOUT US

A new approach to therapy using art, body movement and the celebration of culture

Jamil Stamschror-Lott, LICSW

Jamil started his journey to becoming a mental health provider by receiving his bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Marquette University in Milwaukee, where he also played basketball. While in Milwaukee, Jamil also worked for Big Brothers Big Sisters as an outreach worker. After graduation, he returned home to the Twin Cities and worked as a case manager at a halfway house for adult males coming out of the prison system. This led to him becoming a probation officer for youth. He then transitioned to the Program Manager of the Evening Learning Program for youth involved in the probation system in St. Paul. From there, following his passion for educating underprivileged youth, he began working as a Behavior Intervention Specialist within St.Paul Public Schools. After years of working in “behavior”, Jamil decided he wanted to do more than discipline. He wanted a deeper understanding of mental health and the challenges that families face. He returned to school to obtain his Masters degree in Clinical Social Work from Augsburg University. While studying for his masters, he also participated in internships with Ramsey County and Neighborhood House. After graduate school, Jamil went on to work as a Social Worker on Special Assignment utilizing Restorative Justice practices for the St.Paul School District.
Currently Jamil can be found embedded in the community. He is working with numerous organizations to bring equity, social justice and mental health to the forefront of our society. Jamil has worked with All Square, Minnesota Private College Fund, Tech Dump, Metropolitan Council, Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches, multiple law firms, school systems and city municipalities. He has also worked as an adjunct professor for Augsburg University. Jamil has been featured in USA Today, Rolling Stone Magazine, New York Times and numerous other publications. Jamil is available for Mental Health Consultation, Transformative Justice Circles, speaking engagements, and therapy services.

Please reach out to book Jamil for any public speaking engagements in our “Contact” section on our homepage.

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Sara Stamschror-Lott, MA, LMFT, CAIMHP

Sara received her bachelors degree in Family Social Science from The University of Minnesota. After working for a year in Hennepin County,she went on to obtain her degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Sara worked at Edison High School and Northeast Middle School providing individual and family therapy services both in school, the community and in the client’s homes. Sara also provided in home therapy and skills services for youth involved in residential treatment settings through a program entitled “Bridging” with Hennepin, Dakota and Scott County. Her work in schools and in the community led her to becoming a site lead therapist, as well as program manager in a nonprofit health clinic.
Currently, Sara provides individual and family trauma informed therapy services using EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) art, body movement and client centered modalities to bring about healing. She also provides supervision for individuals working towards their LMFT and LPCC licensure. Further she serves as the Wellness Director at All Square, a civil rights org working to dismantle the barriers of oppression for individuals impacted by the “un-justice system”.

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.

ASHA WILLIAMS, MA

Asha received her bachelor’s degree in Intercultural Studies from North Central University. Post-graduation she worked for a year at a non-profit in Oakland, CA. where she tutored elementary children and helped develop the local community through service projects and providing meals. Following that she left for South Korea to teach English to K-12 students for 2.5 years. Upon her return she enrolled in graduate school at Bethel University to receive her Masters of Arts in Counseling psychology.
While studying for her Masters she completed her internship at a local college interning in their student success center, providing individual counseling for college age students. Since graduating she has worked as a Resident director, developing relationships, and providing crisis intervention and front line care for those she served.
She is currently working towards her Licensure as an LPCC with Family Innovations providing trauma informed in-home therapy to both individuals and families. She will be using the same skills as she excitedly joins the Creative Kuponya team.
Asha believes Therapy is a sacred space. It’s a time of learning (or relearning) who we are. She believes in helping people become the best possible version of themselves. The better we understand ourselves, the more we know our strengths, limitations and how to operate the best we can.
 
Working in multiple areas, though challenging, has been most valuable to her. It has given Asha the opportunity to learn many life skills. Through traveling, her perspective has begun to be broadened and think beyond herself and the culture in which she personally identifies with.

Anusha Ramaswami, MT-BC, MHPrac.

Anusha Ramaswami is a graduate student at Augsburg University, working toward her masters in multicultural clinical social work. She has a passion for working in community and believes strongly that the arts and creativity can and should be an essential part of the therapeutic process for anyone who connects with these modalities. Most importantly, she believes that healing is not a one-size-fits-all approach, and the therapeutic process must be co-created within the context of the relationship between client and therapist.
Anusha is also a board certified music therapist, who has spent the past five years working in private practice, adolescent inpatient treatment, and public schools. She currently works as the lead music therapist in the Minneapolis Public Schools. Outside of school and work, Anusha works as a volunteer with Voices of Hope, a choir that operates inside of the Minnesota correctional facilities at Shakopee and Stillwater, with the mission of bringing collective music-making into the lives of individuals incarcerated at both facilities while transforming perspectives of incarceration and building bridges with community members on the outside. Anusha believes that we learn best in the context of relationships, and 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, she believes there is always space for empowerment, healing, and growth.

Becca Dilley, MHPrac.

Becca graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in History and Spanish. She lived in Boston for several years working with youth before moving to Minneapolis and running a business in visual arts for over a decade.
She is currently working towards her Masters of Marriage and Family Therapy at University of Wisconsin-Stout.
Becca enjoys bringing creativity and energy to her work with families and individuals. She believes that people have great ability for growth, creativity, and resilience, and therapy can help to recognize and grow those capacities.

Kiloloma (Kilo) Kisongo

Kiloloma (Kilo) Kisongo, was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) before migrating to the United States 20 years ago. Kiloloma is the founder and CEO at “Voice in the Wilderness Organization” (VWO), a nonprofit organization he founded in 2012. Kiloloma has been working with refugee families and individuals for more than 13 years. Kiloloma holds a BSW from Metropolitan State University, where he also served as the Vice President for the Social Work Students Association (SWSA).
After his undergrad graduation, Kiloloma worked for the Hmong American Partnership (HAP) as a case manager and is currently pursuing his MSW at Augsburg University with a focus in clinical social work.

TIFAH JORDAN, Administration

Latifah joined Creative Kuponya in July 2021, as an Administrative assistant. Latifah has a varied background in medical billing & coding, Corporate level office administrations, and holds a Pharmaceutical Technician license.
Latifah’s role within Creative Kuponya is primarily Billing, Administrative support, and providing general assistance to clients and staff.
Latifah is highly motivated and passionate about helping the community, she has been a licensed Minister for over several years and prides herself on her “always ready to help attitude”.

OUR SERVICES

Mental healthcare without barriers

We’re thinkers and doers! We do not just focus simply on the individual, but all the items that surround the client in their lives.

MENTAL HEALTH, DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION TRAINING

By nurturing an awareness of other cultural beliefs and customs, educators can create a multicultural classroom that cultivates learning via cultural diversity.

We’re stepping out into the community to address the heart of the issue and bringing healing through community sessions.