Services

African American Family Center for Healing works with individuals, families and communities impacted by addiction and mental illness. From our holistic standpoint, we provide culturally-specific chemical and mental health services that impact family preservation and promote community-based change and wellness in the African American community.  Read More

Brittany’s Place, named after Brittany Charise Clardy (June 29, 1994 – February 11, 2013), a young St. Paul woman who was violently raped and murdered after being lured in by a predator. On February 11, 2013 Brittany left her home and never returned.  Read More

Su Familia Multicultural Counseling is a mental health agency that strives to serve diverse communities by providing culturally competent and language specific counseling services in Spanish and English.  Read More

Welcome New Behavior Health Staff

African American Family Center for Healing is proud to announce three wonderful additions to our Behavior Health staff, Akeya Bolden, Bobby Brown & Mary Ward. Please call today to schedule an appointment 612.813.5034.

Akeya Bolden is a Master’s Level Mental Health Practitioner and Licensed Addiction and Drug Counselor (LADC). Akeya has over 5 years of counseling, industry and private practice experience. She combines her clinical counseling expertise with her addiction counseling knowledge to offer clients a unique perspective of problem solving.

Akeya's clinical experience includes outpatient settings, Methadone Maintenance clinics, at-risk adolescent groups; she is skilled at working within the juvenile justice systems, working with adolescents with mental health and substance abuse issues, adolescent day treatment programs, treating adults with both mental health and substance use issues, domestic abuse victims, family services agencies and private practice. Her Specialties include depression, anxiety, substance abuse, job-related difficulties and career related issues, individual/personal coaching, life transitions and parent/child relational issues.

Akeya Bolden has a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Adler Graduate School and an undergraduate degree from Metropolitan State University in Psychology. Akeya returned to Adler Graduate School and obtained certification in Co-Occurring Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders.

Bobby Brown is a Master’s Level Mental Health Practitioner. Bobby has 5 years of counseling, including individual, family, and group therapy.

Bobby's clinical experience includes outpatient settings, at-risk adolescent groups; he is skilled at working within the juvenile justice systems, working with adolescents with mental health, adolescent day treatment programs, treating adults with mental health, domestic abuse victims, family services agencies and private practice. Bobby’s Specialties includes trauma related disorders, depression, anxiety, job-related difficulties and career related issues, individual/personal coaching, life transitions and parent/child relational issues.

Mary has a Master’s of Science degree in Mental Health counseling which she received from the University of Wisconsin-Stout in 2006. Mary received her license as a Mental Health Professional in 2010 after completing 4,000 hours of supervision. She has continuously provided therapy for the past 8 years; her experiences include: provided therapy to children within the St. Paul Public School system, family therapy services with teenagers on probation, provided mobile crisis services to individuals with suicidal ideations, and provided therapy to adults with chemical and mental health problems.

Mary also is a veteran; she served six years in the Air National Guard and had the opportunity to provide service in Qatar during 9/11. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and volunteering at homeless shelters with her group at church.

News & Events

The 5th Precinct police department along with social service organizations meet to discuss the sex trafficking dilemma in Minnesota. The group was extremely attentive and they asked a ton of great questions. We look forward to our partnership with those in attendance to fight because Minnesota girls are not for sale!

The 42nd annual Von Wald Group Home Golf Outing is coming Thursday September 10th at Willow Creek Golf Course in Rochester, MN.

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Hole Sponsorship $300.00

Sponsor a Hole on the Course


Player Participant $150.00

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