Osman graduated from Minnesota State University (MSUM) with a bachelor’s degree in Health Services Administration and an emphasis in long-term care administration. Currently, he is a second-year master’s student at MSUM studying clinical mental health counseling. Osman is finishing his clinical internship with Birchwood Therapeutic Services while under supervision. He has worked in multiple settings helping others with case management, emotional support, and addressing mental health concerns.
I enjoy working with all ages, and I have worked with new Americans, refugees, seniors, and disabled people for the last four years. I enjoy using Person-Centered and DBT, and CBT techniques. Even though I enjoy several techniques, I am for a person-centered approach and believe the therapist is a facilitator in the therapeutic relationship where the client is the expert. I enjoy working with clients who struggle with depression, anxiety, grief, unemployment, and work-related stress. I like working with diverse populations, and my deep understanding allows me to provide a level of care to minoritized people rarely seen in therapy. I speak English and Somali.
I possess sophisticated interpersonal skills, self-insight, and I show clients warmth and acceptance, empathy, and a focus. I form alliances with my clients through adapting treatment to their cultural values, and work with them to develop a consistent and acceptable treatment plan where clients are the experts.
A bit more about me…
Since my childhood, I have always had empathy, and still, I understand and share the feelings of others. I encourage and instill hope in my clients by translating their dialogue into goals that they can work towards resolving. I pride myself on providing culturally competent therapy. Having gone through the process of settling in the US as a refugee, I have personal experience navigating systems and enjoy helping my clients connect with other needed services and providing therapy. I enjoy providing family-centered work and psychoeducation through a culturally appropriate lens. In my clinical training thus far, I have gained significant experience in helping clients overcome both internal and external barriers.