Diversity/Cultural Consultation

MPA has compiled a list of mental health professionals who are knowledgeable about groups/populations and willing to provide complimentary, brief (less than 15 minutes) clinical case consultation to other mental health professionals. We refer to these professionals as "cultural brokers." We hope this list will allow an expansion of services to diverse groups that may not otherwise receive care due to lengthy wait lists at specialty clinics and poor access to services. This brief consultation is not a substitute for clinical training; rather, it is an avenue for peer consultation and a springboard for continued learning and growth.

If you are interested in being added to this list, please contact [email protected] and provide the following information: area of expertise, phone number, and email address. Please also contact [email protected] if you have a request for a professional with expertise in a specific population not yet listed.

Culture Name Phone  Email Address
African-American BraVada Garrett-Akinsanya (763) 522-0100 [email protected]
African-American, Hmong, & Somali Willie Garrett, MS, LP, Ed.D. (651) 493-2702

[email protected]

Website: www.williegarrett.com

American Indian Jessica Gourneau, Ph.D., LP (651) 335-1336

[email protected]

Arabic/Middle Eastern & Muslim Layla Asamarai, Psy.D., LP (612) 877-0777

[email protected]

Cambodian Raksmey Grotte, Psy.D.  (651) 280-2096 [email protected]
Chinese Vanessa Ng   [email protected]
Chinese Shin-Hsun Lin, PhD (651) 523-2204 [email protected]
Elderly/Geriatric Susan McPherson, Ph.D., L.P. (952) 746-4014   
Indian Yasmine Moideen, Ph.D., L.P. (651) 484-0000 [email protected]


Asha Mukherjee, Ph.D., L.P. (763) 553-7820

Please note: When leaving a voice message, 

specify that the call is for "a cultural consultation."

Karen Jeff Walter, PhD, LP (612) 436-4818 [email protected]
Korean Sunghee Kim MA, LAMFT (612) 284-8115 [email protected]
Latinx/a/o Mercedes Santana, Ph.D., LP (651) 793-1893 [email protected]
LGBT G Zachariah "Zach" White, Psy.D., L.P. (612) 208-9739 [email protected]
Military Robin McLeod, PhD, L.P. (651) 739-7539 ext. 1 [email protected]
Polyamorous Relationships Ashley Sovereign, PsyD, LP  (612) 245-8745 [email protected]
Rural Katherine M. (Kay) Slama, Ph.D., MSS (320) 905-6051 [email protected]
Somali/Indian Ahmed M. Karie, MSW, LICSW (612) 767-7770 [email protected]
Thai Worawan C. Turner, Psy.D., L.P. (952) 222-4491  [email protected]
Tibetan Kunga Norzom, MSW, LICSW   [email protected]
Vietnamese Thomas Nguyen, Psy.D., L.P. (651) 280-2160 [email protected]