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Juneau Hill, LICSW

Mental Health Professional

Jasira means bold and courageous, which is what Juneau Hill, became as she stepped out on faith and created yet another business as an African American Female Entrepreneur.

Juneau Hill, MSW, LICSW, received her Master's Degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of St. Thomas/College of St. Catherine in 2006 and her licensure in 2009. Ms. Hill has worked with youth and families providing culturally competent services for over twenty years. She is a former clinical supervisor for a home-based Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Program and the clinical director of an outpatient clinic and has provided administrative and clinical supervision, group consultation and professional development training. 

Ms. Hill was a trainer for the Minnesota Department of Human Services, Early Childhood Service Intensity Instrument (ESCII) for 13 years. She has specialized training in the area of early childhood mental health providing diagnostic assessments using the (DC: 0-5) Diagnostic Classification System for children birth to age five. Ms. Hill received a 2 year certificate for the Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Program from the University of Minnesota in 2014. She currently provides outpatient and telehealth video therapy services for individuals, couples and families.

Ms. Hill has experience facilitating therapeutic groups and providing play therapy services and specialized training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Trauma Informed Child-Parent Psychotherapy (TI-CPP) and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). Her special interests include: attachment issues, trauma, infant mental health, autism spectrum disorders, fetal alcohol syndrome, sensory issues, and anxiety and mood disorders using a strength-based approach to practice.

Our First Business Associate

Loretta Collins, LPCC

Mental Health Professional

Loretta Collins, LPCC, received her Bachelor’s Degree from Harris Stowe State College in St. Louis, Missouri and her Master’s Degree from the University of Missouri in St. Louis, Missouri. The Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy licensed Mrs. Collins in May of 2010, as a Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC). As an Educator and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the states of Minnesota and Missouri, Ms. Collins has over 35 years of experience working with individuals, groups, adults, adolescents, couples and families in the role of educator, program coordinator, facilitator, school counselor, school psychological examiner, and Walk-In Counseling Clinic volunteer.

She has worked with diverse populations and problems including: anxiety, depression, trauma, relational issues, and adolescents struggling with teen issues (self-esteem, peer pressure, school failure, alcohol and drug use, and sexual issues).

Our Interns

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Amber Knudson

Case Management Intern


Hello, my name is Amber Knudson. I am currently enrolled in the MSW program at St. Catherine University and I am excited to join Jasira Family Counseling as a Foundational Intern. My career goal is to become a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, and work as a therapist with adolescents and young adults. 


I obtained my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Community Health at Bethel University and I currently work as a Psychiatric Technician for Prairie Care. When I’m not in school or at work, I enjoy reading, crocheting, and spending time with friends. My goal in this role is to apply the knowledge I’ve gained in the past and grow as a professional through supporting and advocating for my clients.  


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Hannah Ibs-Wadman

Skills Training Intern


Hello, there! My name is Hannah Ibs-Wadman. I am thrilled to be a part of Jasira Family Counseling as a foundational intern this year. I am currently studying to get my Master’s in Social Work at St. Catherine’s University. My goal is to become a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) and work with families and children in public schools.


I was a special education teacher in the public school system for five years. During my time as a teacher, I witnessed a lot of my students struggle with their mental health. I saw how difficult it was for my students and their families to access support for mental health, amongst other things. My goal at Jasira is to connect with clients, so I can increase my knowledge on how to best support them and provide the proper resources. I hope to use my previous experience and gain new insights, so I can advocate for systemic change. In my free time, I love cooking, live music, gardening, and spending time with family & and friends.

Why Us?

"As a therapist, I noticed that while a great number of people receiving mental health treatment in Minnesota were people of color, there were fewer therapists who shared their cultural backgrounds. I have always had a passion for helping others and have been told I offer a great deal of insight. 

Therefore, I decided to open an agency for families to access licensed therapists of color to meet the needs of their communities and service all in need of support. I am also interested in training all practitioners to work effectively with people of color and welcome therapists from all backgrounds to learn and grow as part of the Jasira Family Counseling team."

"I use my expertise with child development and trauma to explore the impact of a client's early trauma on the course of their development and current functioning. I have worked with youth since 1995 and have over 15 years experience working with children ages birth to 5. Jasira is committed to providing quality care to the clients we serve and our mission is to inspire, encourage and empower individuals to build strong families and healthy communities".

Juneau Hill, LICSW


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