Bravada M Garrett-Akinsanya

Psychologist, PhD, LP, LICSW

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Bravada M Garrett-Akinsanya, PhD, LP, LICSW, Psychologist in Plymouth
(763) 710-2394

Bravada M Garrett-Akinsanya

Psychologist, PhD, LP, LICSW


Location

Brakins Consulting & Psychological Services
9800 Shelard Parkway
Suite #325
Plymouth, Minnesota 55441
(763) 710-2394

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Additional Location

African American Child Wellness Institute
2100 Plymouth Ave North
Suite #245
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55411
(612) 302-3140

I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 30 years of experience. I have written, presented, and consulted extensively about diversity, developmental psychology, multiculturalism, severe psychopathology, childhood abuse, trauma, sexual assault, community/domestic violence and African-American mental health. I believe everyone has a right to wellness and use strategies that promote humor, hard work, experiential learning and resilience. There is a saying: "You do not have to teach a cut how to heal, you just have to create the best environment for healing to take place." My goal is to create a loving space for healing to take place.

I specialize in the areas of diversity, developmental psychology, multiculturalism, severe psychopathology and African-American mental health. I use a strength-based approach to working with children, adults, couples, and families. I am especially effective with people who have experienced abuse, trauma, sexual assault, and community and/or domestic violence.

My youngest client a few months old and my oldest client is 87. Most of my clients use insurance to access services, I also have a grant to provide mental health services to uninsured children (and their families). My expertise is in treating African Americans, bi-racial, and female clients.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 39 Years
  • School: Texas Tech University
  • Year Graduated: 1990
  • License and State: LP4105 Minnesota

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $120 - $200
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • AMERIGROUP
  • Aetna
  • Beacon
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • HealthPartners
  • Medica
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Optum
  • PreferredOne
  • TRICARE
  • UCare
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Additional Credentials

  • License No. and State: LICSW 2504 Minnesota Board of Social Work
  • Degree: Association of Black Psychologists / Diplomate in Black Psychology
  • 2010

Location

Brakins Consulting & Psychological Services
9800 Shelard Parkway
Suite #325
Plymouth, Minnesota 55441
(763) 710-2394

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Other Location +

Additional Location

African American Child Wellness Institute
2100 Plymouth Ave North
Suite #245
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55411
(612) 302-3140
Specialties
  • Racial Identity
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Child or Adolescent
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Alzheimer's
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Transgender
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: African-American and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Faith: Christian
Age
  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
Communities
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Afrocentric
  • Applied Behavioral Analysis
  • Attachment-based
  • Christian Counseling
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Gestalt
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
  • Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Supervision Services
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group

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Last Modified: 19 Jul 2019
Bravada M Garrett-Akinsanya, PhD, LP, LICSW, Psychologist in Plymouth

Bravada M Garrett-Akinsanya

Psychologist, PhD, LP, LICSW