Trauma-Aware Healing for the Native American Community

Ojibwe floral design trauma counseling healing Native American community

Ojibwe floral design
(MN History Center)

C&S is committed to decolonizing our healing work with the Native American community and re-indigenizing our counseling services with cultural practices and traditions.

  • Individual counseling for children, adults, elders and families
  • Groups: Historical trauma, two-spirit, women’s drum group, women’s empowerment group, children’s LEGO groups, and children’s drum group
  • Psychiatric medication management services for children and adults
  • School-based mental health support and services
  • Psychological Assessments for adults and children
  • Psychology Training and APA-Accredited Doctoral Psychology Internship*
  • American Indian drumming and singing program (“Drum Teachings for Success“) for those up to age 24

Other specialty counseling services include Somatic Experiencing®, FASD-informed caregiver support, Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) for children and adolescents, and Aboriginal Focusing Oriented Therapy (AFOT).

Our Philosophy

C&S provides trauma-informed clinical services by skilled providers who are culturally aware and understand the impact of historical trauma and personal trauma on individuals and families.

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Butterfly by Leah Yellow Bird

Our Commitment

C&S is committed to decolonizing our healing work with clients and re-indigenizing our services with cultural practices and activities that were already in place and used successfully by indigenous people to promote balance and healing.

Community Partnerships

• Anishinabe Academy, Northeast (NE) Middle School, Sanford Middle School- If your child attends one of these schools, please contact us about services provided directly at the school.

Downloadable C&S Clinic Forms

Adult Registration Form – CS Clinic (ages 18 and over)
Child & Teen Registration Form – CS Clinic (ages up to 17)
Consent to Release Information form

Call to schedule an intake appointment today at 612-721-9800. We are located on the third floor of the Indian Health Board.


Psychology TrainingSupervisor with trainee in APA Accredited internship for indigenous American Indian psychology training

The Indian Health Board also has a robust psychology training program housed within the C&S Clinic. We accept doctoral-level trainees for therapy and advanced therapy practica, psychology internship (application through the APPIC member #1992), and postdoctoral fellowship (APPIC member #9917).

If you are enrolled in or graduated from a qualified doctoral-level psychology program and are interested in the culturally-aware psychology training we provide, please download our brochure for more information or contact the Training Director, Dr. Laiel Baker-Dekrey, at 612-721-9804 or lbaker@ihb-mpls.org.

Doctoral Level Psychology Practicum Training

We provide training and advanced training to doctoral level practica students who are planning careers in community mental health or the American Indian community. For more information on this program, contact the Training Director, Dr. Laiel Baker-Dekrey, at 612-721-9804 or lbaker@ihb-mpls.org.

Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship

IHB Postdoctoral Fellowship Brochure
IHB Postdoctoral Fellow Training Manual

APA-Accredited Doctoral Psychology Internship

APA-Accredited Doctoral Psychology Internship for qualified students has additional information (including the brochure and manual) HERE.