Due to Covid-19, all of our programming is currently virtual. Our building is closed to the public but AIFC is still here for you!

Mental Health

Healing Generations

Therapy and Case Management Program

As American Indian people, our healing and resiliency occurs through the use of our traditional knowledge, values and ceremonies. The Healing Generations program was established to address the mental health needs of our community and honor our worldview. Our group of healers walk with you on your journey to wellness.

I believe that everyone has their own innate abilities to heal, as has been passed down through our DNA and ancestors, and I simply facilitate and guide that process.

Healing Generations therapist

Therapy Services

Instead of relying on a system of therapy that focuses on illness, our approach is based around healing and resiliency. We use our culture, traditional medicines and community to support the healing that is found within each person. These are some of the services we provide:

  • Short and long-term counseling for youth, adults, couples and families
  • Healing circles on select topics
  • Mental health assessments
  • Community education and workshops on the importance of mental health

 

Mental Health Case Management

Mental Health Targeted Case Management (MH-TCM) services at AIFC are designed to be a supportive tool for those with mental health needs, to overcome barriers and accomplish your goals! Services and supportive tools you can expect include:

  • Assess mental health goals and specific areas of need
  • Develop a plan to help you achieve your goals
  • Connect you with resources and programs
  • Monitoring & coordinate services with your care team

Family & Youth Trauma-Focused Groups

We provide therapeutic groups focused on healing historical trauma and relationships in families and youth. Our goal is supporting families to have healthy relationships and cope with stress in a positive way.

We conduct groups for ages 7-11 and 12-18 that are facilitated by therapists and our youth team. These groups focus on developing skills to manage trauma responses, healthy eating, physical exercise and study skills.

Stay tuned for more details about upcoming groups.

You are eligible for services if:

  • Are American Indian
  • Live in Ramsey or Hennepin County
  • Are enrolled or are willing to apply at time of intake for health insurance
  • Are committed to your success!

Eligibility for services is met on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for more information.

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Professional Referral

If you have a client you think could benefit from the mental health services at AIFC, please use this form and return it to us.

Refer a Client

Upcoming Events

January 25 | 6:00 pm

Men’s Virtual Support & Smudge Group

Join American Indian Family Center’s Father & Men’s Outreach Specialist Rich Antell every Monday for a virtual men’s group. This group will be meeting on… Read More

January 26 | 5:00 pm

Virtual Youth Tutoring

Our youth program Waaban Ogimaawag (Tomorrow’s Leaders) invites you to sign up for online tutoring. Join our Youth Empowerment Specialist Wakinyan LaPointe and volunteer tutors… Read More

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