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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.

SERVICE OVERVIEW

Counseling / Psychotherapy

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:

  • Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Bipolar disorder, Borderline Personality disorder
  • Substance use disorders
  • Relationship issues
  • Autism
  • Obsessions and Compulsions
  • Abuse/Trauma
  • Gender Roles
  • Working with families who have a child with special needs
  • Employment concerns
  • Chronic pain or illness
  • Life Transitions
  • Grief and loss
  • Anger management

Accra provides in-person counseling at our Minneapolis, Duluth, Hibbing and Virginia clinics, and we offer virtual therapy via telehealth to clients throughout Minnesota.

SERVICE OVERVIEW

Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services (ARMHS)

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:

  • Household management, independent living and parenting skills
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Medication education and monitoring
  • Relapse prevention
  • Symptoms management skills
  • Transitions to community living and employment-related transitions

Eligibility for ARMHS:

  • The person must be at least 18 years old.
  • The person must have a Diagnostic Assessment completed in the last year which recommends ARMHS.
  • The person must be on Medical Assistance.

Locations

Minneapolis

2701 University Ave SE, Suite 202

Minneapolis, MN 55414

Phone: 952-935-3515

Minnetonka

12600 Whitewater Drive, Suite 100

Minnetonka, MN 55343

Phone: 952-935-3515

Duluth

5322 Grand Ave., Suite A

Duluth, MN 55807

Phone: 218-724-2800

Hibbing

302 East Howard St, Suite 313

Hibbing, MN 55746

Phone: 218-270-5288

Virginia

603 9th Street N.

Virginia, MN 55792

Phone: 218-270-5288

Mental Health Professionals

  • Stephen Taylor

    Location: Virginia

    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.

  • Jim Warner

    Location: Twin Cities

    Outpatient Therapy, Mental Health/ARMHS Treatment Director

    Started working with Accra in 2013

    Pronouns: he/him/his

    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.

  • Gary Eustice

    Location: Virginia and Hibbing

    Outpatient Therapy, Clinical Supervisor

    Started working with Accra in 2022

    Pronouns: he/him/his

    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.

  • Sarah Boyd

    Location: Minnetonka

    Outpatient Therapy, Mental Health Professional 

    Started working with Accra in 2019

    Pronouns: she/her/hers

    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.

  • Shelia Miller

    Location: Virginia

    Outpatient Therapy, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

    Started working with Accra in 2021

    Pronouns: she/her/hers

    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.

  • Raymond Zylka

    Location: Duluth and Hibbing

    Mental Health Professional

    Started working with Accra in 2023

    Pronouns: he/him/his

    I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) with clinical training in trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy, family systems trauma therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy and other trauma informed clinical approaches. I have clinical experience in residential treatment, day treatment, group therapy, individual therapy and family therapy. Over the last six years, I have worked with children and their families in multiple settings including children’s residential treatment, day treatment and outpatient settings. I also have experience treating anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), personality disorders, and attachment disorders. I earned a master’s degree in clinical social work from the College of St. Scholastica.

    As a LICSW and therapist, I believe that everyone has the ability and desire to make positive changes in their lives, and I hope to assist them in that journey. I believe that building rapport and understanding with the individual is a cornerstone of a successful therapeutic relationship. Each day as a clinician, I use a cognitive behavioral, trauma-informed, person-centered approach to help clients build on their strengths and learn new coping techniques. 

    In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my wife and daughter, being active, hiking, working out, playing hockey, walking my dog or golfing. I enjoy listening to music and spending time with friends and family.  

Mental Health Practitioners

  • Beth Berg

    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.

  • Alex Rick

    Locations: Minnetonka 

    ARMHS Mental Health Practitioner

    Started working with Accra in 2022

    Pronouns: he/him/his

    In a past life, I spent six years as a Special Education Teacher. I worked primarily in alternative educational settings, helping students who struggled with high emotional and behavioral needs. This experience taught me several important lessons, including the important role empathy and support can play in helping people achieve their goals. I am currently pursuing my Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) & Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) licenses through the Masters of Integrative Behavioral Health program at the University of Minnesota. One day, I hope to open my own treatment center that would also train rescue dogs as emotional support animals.

    In the rare occurrence of having free time, I enjoy working on and riding my motorcycle, spending time with friends, and traveling. I’m passionate about helping and supporting others in achieving their goals and becoming their best selves, and I am excited to have the opportunity to do so as an ARMHS Worker in the Mental Health Department at Accra.

  • Aimee Moran

    Location: Duluth

    Mental Health Practitioner, Clinical Trainee

    Started working with Accra in 2022

    Pronouns: she/her/hers

    I am passionate about helping people that suffer from mental illness.

    Psychotherapy is my specialty and I work primarily with adults who have experienced trauma, and those who experience anxiety, depression, and other forms of mental illness. I utilize cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and exposure therapy, and I tailor my therapeutic plan to each client. My goal is to provide person-centered, interactive, warm, and accepting mental health care.

    During my time in the mental health field, I have worked with adults who have serious and persistent mental illness, adults who experience psychosis, LGBTQ+ communities, and a wide variety of diverse communities. Other groups I have worked with include women who are incarcerated and need assistance returning to their community, children who need protection, and people with substance use disorders.

    My career began as a case manager for clients who suffer from psychosis. Following that, I became an Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Service provider where I worked closely with clients in their homes and in the community. I have a bachelor’s degree in social work and a license to practice social work in Minnesota. I am on my way to becoming a therapist and am currently completing my field practicum for my Master of Social Work degree. After graduating, I plan to get my License in Independent Clinical Social Work (LICSW).

    I enjoy being outside. In my free time, I like to hike, fish, swim, walk my dog, and garden.  

Getting Started

How to access services

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.

Referrals

To submit a referral, visit the referrals page on the Accra website.