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Allina Health Mental Health – Unity Clinic


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In a confidential office setting, each of our patients is viewed as a unique human being with the potential to achieve solutions to his or her problems with guidance and support.

Clinic hours

Monday to Thursday:
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

To make an appointment,
call 763-236-3800.

In emergency situations or after office hours, call Allina Health Assessment and Referral
at 763-236-7911.

Referral required

New patients, ages 18 years and older, must be referred by a health care provider from an Allina Health hospital or an Allina Health clinic.

Psychiatrists and psychologists

Psychiatrists ?

Robin Bixler, DO, sees adults. She specializes in mood and anxiety disorders, including depression, bipolar disorder, panic disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Anupama Chauhan, MD, sees adults, children and teens. She completed her residency in psychiatry and a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Chauhan was certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in 2006. Her expertise includes psychiatric assessment and mental health counseling. This includes education and pharmacological management of young people.

Caromyr Figueroa, MD, sees children and adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety, autism, developmental delays and other issues. Dr. Figueroa has extensive counseling experience and is fluent in Spanish.

Kathy Selmo, MD, sees adults, 18 years and older. She treats mood and anxiety disorders, including depression, panic disorder and bipolar disorder.

Anil Sipahimalani, MD, sees adults. He specializes in anxiety disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), depression, bipolar disorder. He is board certified in psychosomatic medicine, a field that explores the links between medical and psychiatric illness and focuses on treating the whole person. His areas of interest include integrative medicine, post-partum depression, depression related to cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

Patricia Steffen, MD, sees adults, 18 years and older. She treats several mood and anxiety disorders, including depression, panic disorder and bipolar disorder.

Psychologists ?

Shawna M. Benson, PsyD, LP, sees adolescents and adults, families, couples or partners. She specializes in depression and anxiety, relationship and behavioral issues, body image and eating disorder difficulties, duel diagnoses, sexuality and trauma issues. She assesses people for bariatric weight-loss surgery and helps patients before and after surgery.

Judy Heimlich, MA, LP, sees individuals, couples, adolescents and families. She specializes in treating anxiety disorders and mood disorders including grief and loss following suicide. She also helps people with issues related to poor self esteem, sexuality, food and weight, spirituality and relationships.

Ken Little, MA, MDiv, LP, sees adults for mental, emotional, behavioral adjustment and relationship problems. He is solution-focused and takes a non-judgmental approach to solving problems, clarifying issues and developing options. In addition to treating symptoms of depression and anxiety, he also has experience in crisis intervention, conflict resolution, couples therapy, Christian counseling, stress management, behavior analysis and behavior change.

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Psychiatrists are doctors who diagnose and treat addiction, emotional illness and mental problems. They can order medical tests, prescribe medicine and provide talk therapy.

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Psychologists help individuals and families work through emotional difficulties through talk therapy. They also evaluate mental health through special assessments.

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Maps and directions

a map to the Lyric Building, across the street from Unity Hospital

The Lyric Building is located between University Avenue and Highway 65, just off Osborne Road. From Osborne Road, turn south on Madison Street. The Lyric Building will be on your left at the end of the block.

Allina Health Mental Health – Unity Clinic

Lyric Building
7590 Lyric Lane NE
Fridley, MN 55432

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