Psychotherapy & Wellness Services
Holistic Help for Health and Wellbeing
Ilyas Abdikadir, MA LPCC

Clients describe me as insightful, compassionate, and honest, without being judgmental.

I provide culturally specific treatment for the BIPOC population, using culturally sensitive cognitive and diagnostic interviewing to explore the impact of our environment, socioeconomic status, and culture on our mental health. I offer a non-judgmental, empathic, and person-centered approach to support my clients' needs, providing a safe and supportive space for individuals who identify as BIPOC, immigrants, and refugees. I look forward to meeting you wherever you are in life and embracing the uniqueness you bring.

“ I am a firm believer  that my personal
experiences as BIPOC clinician and a member of a Muslim family who has faced multiple challenges carrying and honoring these identities.”


Our target population consists of diverse clientele in Minneapolis-St. Paul and surrounding communities. Our approach is evidence-based, active, and goal-oriented. We value strong therapeutic relationships and create a safe environment that is free of judgement.

Our clientele includes individuals, couples, and families from various social, economic, ethnic, sexual orientation, religious, and spiritual backgrounds.

  • Therapy for Depression/ Anxiety & Trauma
  • Couples Counseling
  • Spirituality
  • Family Counseling
  • Parenting Support
  • Grief Counseling
  • Blended Family (multi-ethnic, remarriage, etc.)
  • Work and Career Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Addiction & Recovery
  • Conflict Resolution

Online Psychotherapy

For individuals who may be unable to attend appointments in office for a variety of reasons, online therapy offers you the option of having a full counseling session via a secure, HIPAA-compliant platform.

Wellness Coaching

Wellness coaching is for anyone dedicated to making changes regarding their personal health or wellbeing. People often look to wellness coaching to help manage a major life transition, such as a birth, death, move, promotion, retirement, important event, or recent health diagnosis. Others come to wellness coaching seeking guidance and support to help them take charge of their health and happiness.

Frequently Asked Question

How Do I Know if Therapy For Me?

I never believed in Therapy due the stigma associated with it. In my culture, we are used to handling things on our own and utilizing our faith. Aren’t people who go to therapy considered weak or have lack of faith in their religion?

Not at all. Everyone goes through challenging situations in life, and while you may have successfully navigated through other difficulties you've faced, there's nothing wrong with seeking out extra support when you need it. In fact, therapy is for people who have enough self-awareness to realize they need a helping hand, and that is something to be admired.

You are taking responsibility by accepting where you're at in life and making a commitment to change the situation by seeking therapy.  I’ll help you explore and identify your strengths and how to implement them to reduce the influence of the problems you are facing in a multicultural and person centered approach.  

What are Some of the Benefits of Therapy?

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Reduce your level of stress
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Set limits with others
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Choose healthy relationships
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Better understand yourself
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Learn to Manage your Time
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Be More Productive
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Increase Your Self Confidence
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Improve Your Marriage
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Be in charge of your life
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Manage your anger and/or your addictive behaviors

How Confidential Are My Records?

Your clinical records are created and stored confidentially and electronically in a HIPAA compliant web-based program. This means that no one else has access to your records unless you sign an “Authorization for Release of Information”. We may ask you to sign a release between your primary care physician (PCP), psychiatrist, or other pertinent people you deem important so we may provide you with integrated/collaborative care. The only exception to this rule would be a situation in which the therapist is mandated to report.
A member of our experienced staff can work with you and your physician to determine if home health is right for you.If you prefer to be contacted via e-mail, please contact us and we will promptly reply to your request.

I’m in crisis, what should I do?

We prioritize preventative care and do not provide crisis services. In the event of a life-threatening emergency, please dial 911 or visit your nearest emergency room for immediate assistance.

What Is The Cancellation Policy?

All cancellations must be done with a 48-hour notice regardless of insurance. With regard to commercial insurance and self-pay clients, if this 48-hour requirement is not met, fees will be assessed. For clients on Medicaid or a PMAP, no fees can be assessed, however, you may be put on a same-day scheduling basis. If a client is able to reschedule the missed appointment within the same week, fees will not be assessed. Insurance companies do not pay for missed appointments. Other instances of this fee being waived require a therapist’s recommendation due to client extenuating circumstances (illness, weather).

How do I set up my secure client portal?

The SimplePractice Client Portal is a secure and easy way for you to communicate with your practitioner, request appointments, sign documents, and even pay your appointment fees. Click Here for guide.

What are my options for insurance and payment?

Psychotherapy can be costly. We do our best to talk openly about potential costs and to help you feel prepared for and in control of the financial aspects of therapy. There are three main payment options for psychotherapy: self-pay, insurance, and employee assistance programs (EAP).

What is the "Good Faith Estimate"?

Under the law, health care providers need to give clients who do not have insurance or who are choosing to not use insurance "an estimate of the expected charges" for medical and mental health services.

What to know: (1) You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected costs of any non-emergency items or services. This includes psychotherapy and other mental health services. (2) You can ask your mental health provider for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a service, or at any time during your treatment. (3) Make sure you save a copy or photo of your Good Faith Estimate. For more information visit:

How to Pay your Bill

Using the Client Portal, you can view your recent invoices, statements, superbills, and payments. You can also add a credit card and pay for your sessions. Click here for the guide.

What insurance companies are in-network with One Family Care?

One Family Care is in-network with the following insurance companies:

Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Medica, United Healthcare, Preferred One, Aetna, UCare, HealthPartners, and Minnesota Medicaid Plans, including Hennepin Health.

What if I have an emergency?

If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency department. One Family Care does not offer same day appointments and or crisis services. If you are in crisis and unable to see your provider, please contact one of the local or national resources listed below.

Local Crisis Resources: Hennepin County COPE
Hotline : 612-596-1223
Hennepin County Child Crisis Hotline: 612-348-2233
Walk-in Crisis Center: 1-800-273-8255, 2421 Chicago Ave S., Minneapolis, MN 55404

National Crisis Resources:

Crisis Text Line : Text to HOME to 741741
National Suicide Prevention Hotline:
NAMI National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-950-6264
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233
Domestic Violence Text Line: Text LOVEIS to 1-866-331-9474

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