Jimmie has over 20 years of experience in the field of counseling and psycho-education. He is a graduate of Metropolitan State University where he earned a BA in psychology. He earned an MA from Adler Graduate School and holds 3 licenses in school, clinical and alcohol and drug counseling. He is certified in Trauma Informed Practice from the University of Minnesota and Co-Occurring Disorders from Adler Graduate School. Additionally, Jimmie is an LPC & LPCC board approved supervisor by the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy.
"I am an associate therapist at Kente Circle where I focus on Black, Indigenous, and People of color (BIPOC), particularly men and teenage boys".
Jimmie is a trainer and consultant in Restorative Practices, Crisis Prevention and Intervention (CPI) as well as and other Social Emotional Learning (SEL) approaches. Prior to his work as an associate therapist, he served as an Adjunct Instructor for Adler Graduate School in their School Counseling Program. Currently, Jimmie is working to learn and incorporate Bruce Perry’s Neurosequential Model to better inform his practice when working clients presenting with trauma.
Jimmie’s clinical work has been with mostly black indigenous people of color (BIPOC). He approaches his work with genuine curiosity, and feels honored to be trusted with client’s sacred thoughts, feelings and experiences. Jimmie believes in the Adlerian principle that a main source of struggle in life is that we often take too many precautions. This is why he enjoys helping clients find the power to face their fears by embracing the courage to be imperfect.