KIP Consulting Services, LLC
Sharing skills and strategies that transform the minds and lives of teens
We provide a safe space where we use culturally responsive, evidenced-based approaches to instill hope and empower you to reach your goals.
In my practice, I offer a holistic approach to healing, by applying systemic, relational, cultural, and ecological perspectives and techniques.
As a result of working with me, parents are more hopeful. They are making better connections with their teens.
As a result of working with me, teens, parents, educators, clinicians, and other workshop participants have opportunities to learn, grow, and apply the knowledge they acquire in my training and workshops to promote healthy living and healthy relationships.
I use a solution focused approached to help clients gain clarity and develop strategies that empower them to reach their goals.
I am trained to offer distance video counseling for individuals who are a good fit living throughout Minnesota only. This video counseling can be used for short term or longer term individual therapy sessions.
A little bit about me
I am committed to sharing skills and strategies that transform the minds and lives of teens girls. I am proud of my accomplishments which include running a thriving private practice serving teen girls and their families, and being sought after as a cultural diversity consultant. What many do not know about me is that by the time I was 13 years old, I was broken and displaced after migrating to the USA. My teenage years were tumultuous, plagued with sexual, physical, and emotional abuse, broken relationships, low self-esteem, and bouts with homelessness.
In spite of these challenges, I have triumphed to become a wife of 31 years, mother of three successful adult children, and a highly respected girls empowerment coach.
The difficult experiences in my early life, along with my education, inform my work. I am especially passionate about working with teens and families who are newcomers to the USA, struggling to navigate the complexities of adapting to a new country and new culture.
Therapy for Teens
Are you asking yourself, “Where do I belong?” “Who sees me?” “Who hears me?” “Do I really matter?” Do you find yourself getting easily irritated and frustrated? Do you lose yourself in social media because you just don’t want to face the world? Or, are you feeling isolate and disconnected, like nobody cares? Sometime you might even feel like you want to just disappear. Do you feel like you are a failure and are questioning what’s the sense of doing school work? I can help you. You do not have to do this alone.
My philosophy of speaking and teaching evolved from my over 20 years of working in academia, serving parents, young people, and being a licensed marriage and family therapist. My messages are influenced by my immigration to the USA as a teenager and my global travels to serve in developing communities.
We are an agency that provides residential and community based mental health services to a diverse group of people that live in Hennepin, Dakota, Anoka and Ramsey County. We hired Ann to do a training for our agency on Diversity. Ann has a genuine, approachable and passionate style in presenting. She was engaging and the training was interactive. She approached the topic of privilege, which can illicit discomfort in an audience, in an open and non-threatening manner. She was able to use humor and honestly in sharing her own background and cultural experiences. She led us through powerful exercises that still come up today on our teams. Because those seeds were planted, we continue to challenge ourselves and keep cultural awareness at the forefront of our work. Thank you, Ann,!
TEEN talk LIVE brings a fresh perspective on some tough issues teens face across the globe, and offer expertise tips for parents as well.
I definitely feel as though I met my Personal Learning Goals! This class was so beneficial and I’m so glad I had the opportunity to take it. I must admit, I was cautious at the beginning if it was going to relate to my life or my students, but I was pleasantly surprised and wrong because I have learned SO much! I have been impacted greatly on the world, different classes and what some of the people in my life are going through. I will continue to use this information as well as pass it on to my assistant so she can better our students as well.
Ann was a great asset to our leadership team as we navigated change and the development of new elements for our preschool program. She helped us think about everything from logistics, marketing, community outreach, staff development, and many, many other important areas. Our time spent with her was always valuable as she helped us develop our own path to success.
Mrs. Ann Dillard is an angel from above who was sent down to save the youth and heal our black families! We love her with every fiber in our bodies!
Ann has the warmth, smarts, courage, and humor to heal relationships. She's committed to nurturing wellness and has a deep respect for her clients' culture and strengths. I've had the pleasure of knowing Ann for over six years and would recommend her to individuals, adolescents, couples, and families. Atlanta is blessed to have this healer in their community!
Ms. Ann has been a grounding force for our son. She is like the giant willow in the yard...flexible, calming, meditative, confident. Thank you for all you have done for him. He misses you! (We all do!) - love from Minnesota