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Abdi Ahmed

Abdi Ahmed, MSW, LICSW

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The founder of Hope Behavioral Health is a distinguished Mental Health Clinician and a culturally specific Psychotherapist, boasting an LICSW license and over 15 years of immersion in community-based mental health. His expertise is underscored by his dedication to working with diverse populations, including mainstream individuals and refugees/immigrants in multicultural environments. Beyond his vast experience in health care and mental health sectors, he has a profound passion for culturally specific mental health interventions and Population Health Management. As a testament to his commitment to continuous learning and enhancing the field, he is currently pursuing a Doctor of Behavioral Health (DBH) degree.

Suzanne Bidwell

Suzanne Bidwell MSW, LICSW

With a Master’s in Social Work and board-approved clinical supervisor as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, Suzanne Bidwell is a seasoned mental health professional boasting over a decade of experience in both the private and public sectors. Suzanne’s dedication extends beyond her credentials; she harbors a profound passion for championing the mental well-being of some of the most vulnerable members of our community. Her comprehensive background, combined with her commitment to transformative care, makes Suzanne a trusted pillar in the field of mental health.

Brenda Del Monte Sanchez

Brenda Del Monte Sanchez BSW, MHP

A bilingual Spanish-speaking Mental Health Practitioner, Brenda Del Monte Sanchez is a dedicated professional armed with a Bachelor’s in Social Work. Her unique blend of cultural experience and years of hands-on involvement with local community members sets her apart. Brenda’s passion for the mental health field is evident in her daily work and academic pursuits, as she is furthering her expertise by undertaking a Master’s in Social Work. Committed to fostering a deeper understanding and building bridges through language and culture, Brenda remains an invaluable asset to the mental health community.

Shukri Egal

Shukri Egal BA, MHP

As the team lead for mental health practitioners, Shukri Egal exemplifies dedication and expertise. With a Bachelor’s degree and bilingual proficiency, Shukri has cultivated a strong foundation in community-based mental health and social services. His well-honed skills, particularly in addressing homelessness, have been pivotal in engaging immigrants and refugees across diverse areas. With an unwavering commitment to excellence, Shukri is currently advancing his knowledge by pursuing a Master’s degree, reinforcing his devotion to enhancing mental health services. His blend of experience and passion makes Shukri a beacon of guidance and leadership in the mental health community.

Anwar Abda

Anwar AbdaBSW, MHP

An accomplished Mental Health Practitioner, Anwar Abda is adept at navigating the diverse tapestry of his clients’ needs. Fluent in several languages, including Amharic and Oromo, his linguistic prowess enables a deeper connection and understanding with a wide range of clients. With over 7 years of experience, Anwar’s professional journey spans both mainstream communities and those of refugees and immigrants. His strong drive and commitment to engage holistically with his clients, regardless of their background, underlines his unwavering dedication to mental health advocacy and care.

Mohamed Ahmed

Mohamed Ahmed BA, MHP

A dedicated Mental Health Practitioner, Mohamed Ahmed stands out with over 8 years of invaluable experience in social and community services. His profound passion is centered on engaging with the African-American community, with a particular emphasis on addressing the unique mental health needs of African-American males. Mohamed embodies the belief that representation matters; he understands firsthand the profound impact of having someone to relate to, not only as a human being but, more importantly, as a black man. This personal understanding informs and enriches his approach, making him an indispensable ally and advocate in the field of mental health.