Ahmed M. Karie, MSW, LICSW, Psy.D.


Ahmed has worked in the field of behavioral health in the past 7 years. Ahmed works with patients of all ages and with a variety of conditions including: ADHD, emotional and behavioral issues, Autism Spectrum Disorders, substance abuse, traumatic brain injury, and affective disorders. His assessments focus on bio psychosocial model providing diagnostics impressions that can be utilized to: identify or rule out specific psychological conditions, formulate diagnostic impressions, educate the patient and care providers, guide care and treatment, as well as to facilitate program planning. He works in collaboration with patients, parents, teachers, physicians, and other professionals to formulate a comprehensive evaluation and treatment plan.

Ahmed has experience and expertise in working with patients who are culturally different including, children, teens and adults from: Laos, Somalia, Liberia, Eretria, Oromo, Ethiopia, Kenya and Karen. His treatment method is based on individual/family capacity, current life context and cultural background by using holistic, eclectic and strengths-based approaches.

His goal is to provide education, guidance and structure to patients and their support system(s) as they learn to deal with mental illness and work toward an improved quality of life. Ahmed is bi-lingual; speaking both Somali and English.

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Doctor of Psychology: University of St. Thomas

Master's Degree: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Licensure: Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, QMRP (Qualified Mental Retardation Professional)

Special Clinical Interests:

  • Assessment of culturally different individuals
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • ADHD
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Emotional and Behavioral Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Psychosis
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Substance Abuse

Additional Info:

Children, Adolescents: Yes

Adults: Yes