Handy Help LLC employs an increasingly diverse and experienced leadership team that supervises and supports a diverse staff of mental health practitioners and social workers that make HH services easy to access, particularly for limited English proficiency clients who may prefer to engage with a mental health professional with a similar cultural orientation (versus a service delivery system that relies heavily on interpreters). HH staff are deeply committed to working as a team to provide high quality person-centered services that help clients achieve their goals.
Phia Xiong, LICSW, MSW
As one of relatively few Hmong LICSW’s in Minnesota, Phia Xiong, HH’s Founder and CEO, has more than 15 years of clinical and leadership experience, and over the past seven years he has built a rapidly growing mission-focused organization that employs more than 80 diverse staff. Phia has extensive experience in serving under-served individuals with mental illness and substance use disorder (SUD) populations as well as supervising others performing services. As an experienced clinician, Phia has administered psychotherapy in multicultural settings with a focus on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, and Trauma-Informed Therapy, and has supervised Adult Protection personnel in administering VA/DD services. Phia teaches at Metropolitan State University in the Social Work Program, and also has substantial expertise in interagency collaboration, team facilitation and development, conflict resolution, and promoting culturally appropriate therapeutic relationships.