Intisar Hussein, LICSW

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

Intisar Hussein MSW, LICSW is a mental health therapist, founder of Lakes Counseling Services, and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Social Work at Augsburg University in Minneapolis, MN. Hussein's practice specializes in mental health and offers services to individuals from diverse communities impacted by trauma as well as those facing end of life decisions.

Intisar is a member of the Somali, Latino, and Hmong Partnership for Health and Wellness (SoLaHmo), a community-driven research program that engages in Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) partnerships with academic researchers. Through her work in SoLaHmo, she is currently a Community Co-Investigator on a National Institutes of Health-funded study, Our body, Our health, to address topics in Somali women's sexual health.

She received her Master's in Social Work from Augsburg University (2015) and her Bachelor's in Social Work from the University of St. Thomas (2012). Intisar is an executive board member of the Minnesota Network of Hospice and Palliative care, presenting and advocating for the end of life care and access to services. In 2019 she was elected by the Commissioner of Health to take the role of Social Worker on the Palliative Advisory Council.