Mental Health Services
Accra is a nonprofit organization that provides individualized homecare and mental health services to people across Minnesota. We take all forms of insurance from private insurance to medical assistance.
Mon.-Thurs. | 8am to 4:30pm
Fri. | 8am to 4pm
At Accra, we provide counseling to adults, adolescents and children. Our professional clinicians come from many different fields of study including social work, psychology, and integrated behavioral health. The philosophy is to treat the individual in a person-centered way. Our clinicians work with the individual to collaborate on a treatment plan that fits with the goals of the specific person.
Our licensed counselors provide counseling to individuals for a variety of mental health issues or life concerns, including:
Accra provides counseling throughout the Twin Cities metro area and in Goodhue and St. Louis Counties. We offer in person counseling at one of our clinics, or we provide telehealth services at the person’s request.
Accra provides adult rehabilitative mental health services (ARMHS) to Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, St. Louis and Washington County residents. ARMHS help clients manage the symptoms of mental illness, develop independent living skills and lead a more fulfilling life at home. Supervised by mental health professionals, ARMHS practitioners teach clients how to connect with and leverage community resources and mental health services.
Our rehabilitative services help clients with:
Eligibility for ARMHS:
Licensed Psychologist, Director/Clinical Supervisor of Mental Health and ARMHS Program
Started working with Accra in 2020
I am an outpatient psychotherapist. I have worked in the mental health field for over forty years and during my career I have worked extensively as an outpatient psychotherapist in community-based settings, private practice and hospital settings providing individual, family and group psychotherapy. I have been a Licensed Psychologist since 1991. I have a special interest in assisting clients with trauma and trauma-related issues. I am trained in Eye Move Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
In my spare time, I enjoy playing the guitar and spending time on my farm, working in the stable and training and riding my horses.
Location: Twin Cities
Outpatient Therapy, Mental Health/ARMHS Treatment Director
Started working with Accra in 2013
As a therapist and ARMHS practitioner, I provide individual counseling to adults in areas of trauma, addiction/substance use, depression, anxiety, men’s issues, relationship concerns, severe and persistent mental illness, and work with individuals on the Autism Spectrum. Throughout my career, I have worked with individuals and families with mental illness or disabilities in many different capacities.
I started my career working in group homes supporting clients with disabilities, providing direct care to these individuals along with teaching them daily living skills and social skills. I have spent time working with young adults with mental illnesses in the community by assisting them in their homes with ADLs, budgeting, social skills, symptom management and life skills. Additionally, I worked in a halfway house as an intake coordinator/counselor assisting clients with substance abuse disorders and mental illness. I graduated with my MSW from UW Madison in 2019 and I obtained my undergraduate degree from Metropolitan State University. I am a licensed social worker (LGSW).
As a father of a child on the autism spectrum, my personal experiences inform my work. Some of my hobbies include kayaking, biking, hiking, and traveling.
Location: Virginia and Hibbing
Outpatient Therapy, Clinical Supervisor
Started working with Accra in 2022
I am a licensed psychologist who has specialized in helping those with PTSD and other trauma reactions over the course of my 35 years working in mental health. Prior to working in this field, I spent ten years working in corrections.
Throughout rural areas such as the Iron Range, there is a great need for behavioral health services. I am proud to provide personalized, in-home therapy that meets people where they are at and improves mental well-being within local communities.
In my spare time, I like to camp and write; and I have published two books.
Outpatient Therapy, Mental Health Professional
Started working with Accra in 2019
My education and training include a master’s degree from the University of Minnesota in Integrated Behavioral Health, and I am currently pursuing a post graduate licensure as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor. I have clinical training in cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and trauma informed approaches, as well as clinical experience in residential, crisis and outpatient service settings. I have experience treating depression, anxiety, trauma, personality disorders, serious and persistent mental illness (SPMI), and co-occurring disorders.
I believe that we all have the capacity, and often the desire, for growth and positive change. Using person-centered, cognitive-behavioral, and trauma-informed approaches, I believe my role is to help navigate clients toward that growth and change. I believe in the scholar-practitioner model of care in which research should influence clinical work as well as the use of evidence-based practices. I believe the therapeutic process starts with building a collaborative relationship with clients, a thorough assessment, and accurate diagnosis to inform appropriate treatment interventions. Whether that be cognitive behavioral techniques, trauma informed approaches, helping clients develop adaptive skills, processing various life events, or making meaning out of difficult circumstances, I will work with clients to identify desired changes and therapeutic goals.
It is my hope that through a collaborative relationship, I can empower clients to make positive changes toward their goals of improving their psychological well-being.
I am interested in the arts, and I enjoy photography, videography, and painting. I also love traveling, camping, going to concerts, being outdoors, and spending time with my family and friends.
Outpatient Therapy, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
Started working with Accra in 2021
Hi, my name is Shelia. I am a licensed independent clinical social worker and licensed alcohol and drug counselor, licensed to practice in the state of Minnesota. I have extensive training in trauma and co-occurring disorders where sometimes individuals are dealing with both chemical and mental health issues. I have experience working with diverse populations and for clients who identify as American Indian, African American, and LGBTQIA+. I have experience with adolescents, adults, and families, including working in the school-linked mental health setting.
One of the main reasons I enjoy this career so much is that I enjoy people and believe that the connection that is created is a large part of doing the healing work within therapy. When you visit with me, I hope you find that you feel heard, respected, and validated for your life experiences.
I have my Master of Social Work from the University of Minnesota Duluth. I am a licensed alcohol and drug counselor and a licensed independent clinical social worker for the state of Minnesota.
In my spare time, I enjoy exploring the north shore, hiking, singing, and playing guitar. I have raised my family and they continue to be a big part of my life.
Locations: Virginia and Duluth
ARMHS Mental Health Practitioner
Started working with Accra in 2022
In my 20 years of experience, I have worked in school psychology, psychotherapy, the youth correctional system, day treatment programs, and in-home based mental health services. I work with a variety of clients with various mental health diagnoses and enjoy doing in-home services the most as one gets to see every aspect of their daily lives and family dynamics (not to mention sometimes meeting new pets – one of my favorite aspects of this position).
I live on a lake north of Duluth and spend a lot of time fishing (and ice fishing) and boating. I have two children; my son graduated from high school this year, and my daughter graduated from college. I will be a first-year empty nester, so much of my time that was spent going to hockey and lacrosse games for 15 years will be spent finding new hobbies or engaging in old ones that I didn’t have time for while raising children. I have a black lab named Dax, and he will be our only child/spoiled baby in the household.
For more information about our Individual Mental Health Counseling and ARMHS programs, or to set up services, please call your preferred location at the phone numbers listed above and ask to speak with our Mental Health department. Or you can email us at MentalHealthIntake@accracare.org.
After the initial call to arrange services, Accra will check insurance eligibility to confirm services are covered by your insurance. Then, our team will schedule an intake appointment for a diagnostic assessment with a mental health professional, who will assign you a counselor or an ARMHS worker as necessary and assist in determining any other service needs.
To submit a referral, visit the referrals page on the Accra website.