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Blooming Minds Psychotherapy opens in Sheboygan

New clinic aims to help bridge the gap of mental health providers in Northeast Wisconsin

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June 14, 2023

SHEBOYGAN – According to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, as of 2019 (the most recent data available), Wisconsin had an average of 490 individuals served by one mental health provider, with the national ratio being 290:1.

Mindy Kue, a board-certified and licensed professional counselor, said she aims to help close the shortage gap of providers and services with the opening of her new business – Blooming Minds Psychotherapy LLC, which recently opened its doors at 1931 N. 8th St. in Sheboygan. 

Kue, a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, holds a Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with an emphasis on trauma therapy.

Kue said having mental health professionals available to speak with is imperative, especially for minorities, bilingual individuals and those of various cultures. 

As a proud first-generation Hmong American, Kue said her cultural background was the gateway to her budding business venture.

“My Hmong background and family have inspired my passion for mental health advocacy,” she said.

Drawing from her personal life experiences, Kue said she saw a lack of representation and support for mental health, especially within the Hmong community.

“Growing up, I noticed a significant stigma surrounding mental health,” she said, “Opening Blooming Minds allowed me to bridge the gap between mental health and cultural understanding while challenging the stigma and promoting well-being.”

Kue said much of the clinic’s team also comes from a similar background and is dedicated to making an impact within their culture and for others.

“Having a proud team of Asian/Hmong-Americans at Blooming Minds makes our business unique,” she said.

Even more, Kue said being bilingual helps her and her dedicated counterparts offer services to a broader range of clients by bridging language barriers.

“It allows us to provide culturally sensitive services and draw from our personal experiences and cultural understanding,” she said.

Blooming Minds Psychotherapy LLC provides individual and family counseling, substance use counseling, group psychotherapy and psychoeducation sessions.

The clinic provides outpatient therapy for children, adolescents and adults ages 6-65 with diverse backgrounds and ranging mental health needs. 

Kue said the clinicians and staff are bilingual in multiple languages, including English, Hmong, Spanish, Mandarin and American Sign Language (ASL).

“We aim to create a welcoming environment for everyone, particularly individuals from diverse backgrounds, such as LGBTQ+, Black, Hispanic, Hmong and low-income communities,” she said. “Through evidence-based care and a supportive network, we strive to support and empower individuals and their mental health journey.”

While everyone’s journeys may look slightly different, Kue said the practice is a resource for all.

“We embrace individuals from all backgrounds and are committed to providing a safe and inclusive space for everyone,” she said.

Alongside inclusion, Kue said Blooming Minds’ mission is to “shift the kaleidoscope” of mental health.

“My mission is to bring transformative change to mental health support,” she said.

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Beyond traditional therapies, Kue said, this support includes family services, individual skill development, psychoeducation and, most recently, medication management.

All of these services, she said, have been used equally as the practice works closely with Sheboygan County Comprehensive Community Services.

Kue said clients can expect a welcoming, confidential and person-centered experience at Blooming Minds.

“We prioritize their unique needs and goals and tailor our therapies to ensure they receive individualized support,” she said.

Kue said the services offered at Blooming Minds are “even more valuable” now than ever.

“Taking care of our mental health enables us to navigate challenges, prevent long-term consequences and build resilience while maintaining healthy relationships and leading happier lives,” she said.

Community resource
In addition to caring for her clients, Kue said she enjoys sharing mental health education with the community.

She recently completed a three-month-long workshop at Sheboygan North High School in collaboration with the Wisconsin United Coalition of Mutual Assistance Associations, Inc. called “Bridging the Gap.”

“It was very successful,” she said. “I hope to continue more of these for our high school students in the next coming school year.”

Kue said she also extends her entrepreneurial sense further by working with other businesses within the community.

“In addition to providing essential mental health services, we are passionate about nurturing and mentoring future professionals in the field,” she said. “We actively seek opportunities to network and collaborate with like-minded organizations and individuals, fostering a collective effort to promote mental well-being and create a stronger, more resilient community.”

Blooming Minds Psychotherapy LLC is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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