Nyiako S. Thao, Mental Health Practitioner

Nyiako Thao

Nyiako S. Thao, Mental Health Practitioner


Qualifications: B.S. Social Work, B.A. Sociology, Minor Gerontology

Languages: English, Hmong

Nyiako S. Thao is a bilingual Mental Health Practitioner who works at our Maplewood office. Nyiako graduated from Saint Cloud State University with a Bachelors degree in Behavioral Sciences and Arts, Social Work and Sociology. He also completed a minor degree in Gerontology.

Nyiako Thao has many years of experience working in the mental health system. He has treated his patients using a variety of different strategies to help them cope with their mental illness symptoms.

Here are some issues that Nyiako addresses with his patients:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Diabetes
  • Cholesterol
  • Hypertension
  • Chronic pain
  • Psychosis
  • Financial Stresses
  • Unresolved Grief/Loss
  • Relationship Conflicts
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Panic
  • Spiritual Confusion

Here are some of the techniques used to help patients copy with mental illness symptoms:

  • Role-Playing
  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Nightmare Protocol
  • Relaxation Techniques
  • Mindfulness
  • Deep Breathing

Nyiako Thao believes that as a bilingual therapist in the mental health system he helps cut down the barriers to the mainstream psychotherapy. He also believes that his patients’ mental health improves more effectively because he collaborates and speaks to them in their native language.

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