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Lenny Hayes Tate Topa Consulting

I am the Founder/Owner of Tate Topa Consulting, LLC.

My focus is not only on American Indian Historical and Intergenerational Trauma but other various types of trauma that affects this population, Two-Spirit/Native LGBTQ community and the general population as a whole. I have extensive training and experience in mental and chemical health issues.

My Story

My Educational Qualifications are Listed Below:
I graduated  in 2010 from the Adler Graduate School, Richfield, MN with a Masters degree in Adlerian Counseling and Psychotherapy with an emphasis in: Marriage Family Therapy, Clinical Counseling and Management Consulting and Organizational Leadership. In 2014 I received additional education in Co-Occurring Disorders from Adler Graduate School.

My Current and Previous Work Experience:


Technical Assistant
Office for Victims of Crime, Washington, D. C.

Independent Consultant
Office for Victims of Crime, Washington, D. C.

Two Spirit/LGBTQ Advisory Committee Member
Center for Native American Youth, Washington, D. C.

Consultant/Native LGBTQ Advisory Committee Member (Ongoing)
Southwest Indigenous Women's Coalition

Consultant/National Advisory Committee Co-Chair (Ongoing)
Capacity Building Center for Tribes

MN HIV/AIDS Care and Prevention Council Member
mnhivcouncil.org

Consultant (Ongoing)
Minnesota Indian Women's Sexual Assault Coalition (Two Spirit Brochure)

Consultant/Trainer (6 months)
First Nations Women's Alliance

Two-Spirit/Native LGBTQ Consultant (12 months)
Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center

Consultant/Mental and Chemical Health Therapist (18 months)
Little Earth of United Tribes/Omniciye Program-Hennepin County

Consultant/Mental Health Therapist (33 months)
Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community

Consultant/Participant LGBTQ Voices (6 months)
National Resource Center for Tribes and National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections

Video Project Prevent Child Abuse North Dakota (3 months)
Prevent Child abuse North Dakota

Workshop Presenter
Minnesota LGBTQ Therapist Network
Beyond the Boxes II. Workshop presenter on Generational Trauma and Native American LGBTQ mental health.

Mental health Therapist (4 months)
Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe

Presentations/Focus group (12 months)
National Indigenous Women's Resource Center