Billy M. Anderson, MA, MA, LADC, LICSW, LPC
To provide mental health services to communities of color from a non-profit organization in the
Twin Cities as well as other communities to promote wellness and to help determine their strengths
for change in a nurturing, safe, and trusting environment. Special attention is given to the returning
Iraqi veterans and their families to aide the reunification process and Somalian refugees of torture.
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker; LICSW
Licensed Alcohol Drug Counselor; LADC
Licensed Professional Counselor; LPC
2002: Pursuing a Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD), General Psychology with an emphasis in Family
Psychology; Capella University, Harold Abel School of Psychology; Minneapolis, MN
2001: Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology; Minnesota Professional School of Psychology;
Minneapolis, MN (renamed, Argosy University)
1992: Master of Arts in Sociology/Social Work with Emphasis on Addictions; Jackson State
University; Jackson, MS. Coursework: Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation
1989: Bachelors of Arts in Educational Psychology; Alcorn State University; Lorman, MS
16 years experience in mental health/chemical dependency providing assessment and treatment
Specialized in providing cultural specific anger management
Foster care and adoption
Experience working with victims of abuse
Experience in training agencies on substance abuse and cultural issues
Worked with families that are impacted by chemicals
Complicated and uncomplicated grief and loss issues
Chemical dependency assessments
Trained agencies in the area of cultural competency
Cross cultural parenting issues
Dual relationships in C/D treatment
Victims of physical abuse
Cross cultural adoptions
Anxiety/Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Childhood sexual abuse and trauma
1996-Present: Clinical Social Work; Executive Director; Harvodes Bereavement and Loss Center,
Inc.; Private Practice. Performing various counseling duties including individual, group, couples,
and family counseling;in Minneapolis and St. Cloud, Minnesota. Provide cultural specific domestic
violence services; outreach and counseling to children and teens; DSM-IV-R diagnosis and
assessments; and ongoing treatment plans and referrals to appropriate health care professionals.
Also, specializing in bereavement, grief, loss, trauma, and the reunification of our returning Iraqi
Veterans with their families and the transition back into society. Therapy provided to Somalian
refugees that have been tortured.
2002- 2007: Alcohol and Drug Counseling Oral Examiner; Minnesota Department of Health along
with two other members of the panel, evaluate whether applicants pass or fail their written
submitted case summary based on the twelve core functions in chemical dependency.
2006- 2007: Care Manager; Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Minnesota. Providing case management
and consultation for mental health and substance abuse treatment providers nationwide.
2004-2006: Care Manager; Cigna Behavioral Health Care Manager managing over 1000 cases for
General Electric employees that seek mental health and substance abuse treatment with
telephonic interviews with contracted and non-contracted providers nationally.
2001- 2004: Case Manager; St. Paul Metro Treatment Center, Methadone Clinic. Duties include
providing case management services to adults recovering heroin and other opiates or pain killers
addictions; provide ongoing supportive counseling and case management services so they may
resume productive lifestyles within their communities.
1996-1998: Social Worker; Volunteers of America. Supervising foster homes for children in
placement in Hennepin County; assist in meeting their needs, support, and assessing and ensuring
a cohesive environment; structuring and implementing treatment plans for the children and for the
natural and foster parents; submitting reports and documentation to appropriate state and private
agencies; and coordination of adoption processes and procedures in a collaboration with Hennepin
County social workers.
1994-1996: Marriage and Family Therapist; Family & Children’s Service. Perform individual,
group, couples, and family counseling; provide culture sensitive therapy; treatment planning; crisis
intervention; anger management; progress note and case management; intake and referring; and
1994-1994: Chemical Dependency Counselor; St. Paul Ramsey Medical Center. Responsible for
intern supervision; treatment planning; lecturing; discharge summaries and aftercare
recommendations; charting and record keeping; consulting with other agencies to meet client
needs; provide individual, group, and family therapy.
1994-1995: Cultural Diversity Consultant; Anderson & Lewis Consultant. Providing educators,
clinics, schools, and colleges with strategies to increase culturally competent and cultural sensitivity
to address the needs and beliefs of others.
1993-1994: Senior Chemical Dependency Counselor; Turning Point, Inc. Performed supervision
over five primary counselors and two technicians; coordination of services with collaborating
agencies; individual therapy; facilitating groups; assessing needs of clients; document progress
notes; develop treatment plans for specific needs; discharge summary and aftercare plans;
lecturing; and to develop and present educational workshops.
1992-1993: Prevention/Intervention Specialist; Southwest Mississippi Mental Health Complex.
Individual counseling; group and family therapy; drug treatment; educate teens on pregnancy
prevention, HIV/AIDS risks, and sexual transmitted diseases; and lecturing.
1989-1992: Graduate Assistant Counselor; Jackson State University. Provide counseling
specifically for football team members of the student body; group, individual, and family counseling
sessions addressing issues related to student athletes; informational counseling sessions
facilitated in the areas of sexually transmitted diseases, HIV/AIDS, and alcohol and drug abuse.
References Available upon Request
15 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN 55403
St. Cloud Office
22 Wilson Avenue
PO Box 6063
St. Cloud, MN 56304