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True Foundation Counseling Services

Phone: (763) 657-1551

Fax: (763) 777-5685

Who We Are

Our Vision and Mission

We are committed to holistically restoring Communities, Men, Women, and Families recovering from addiction.  We believe the cornerstone of recovery is in evidence base approaches and spiritual growth.  

Education and Therapy

Our focus is to help individuals heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths. We achieve this by providing a neutral safe space, listening to your concerns, and individualize treatment plans. 

Counseling Staff

With over 25 years of experience, our staff is licensed, trained, and qualified to work with the recovering community. We are committed to providing services that are  knowledgeable, competent, and respectable.  

Freedom Is a Choice: Epilogue

True foundation Counseling Services presents the Epilogue for the television series, Freedom is Choice. It is an honor and a privilege to share positive motivational topics with you. Please tune in for more messages of inspirations and hope. The next time adversity knocks on your door, keep the faith, "Eat rejection for lunch and criticism for dinner." 

Assessment, Education & Therapy

Substance Abuse and Use Education

Substance Abuse Education focuses on giving individuals back their lives by educating them how to recover from substance abuse holistically. Individuals gain knowledge and understanding about drug and alcohol abuse, social use, how to avoid and prevent substance use disorders and how to address life issues in recovery.  Consultant Education Services, Employee Assistant Program Services, Domestic Abuse, and Anger Management Services are available.

Substance Abuse Assessment/ Rule 25

Assessments are needed for a variety of reasons and situations and used for problem identification and placement. The assessment is a private confidential evaluation.  The Session is documented and cannot be released without prior written consent. The assessment interview lasts approximately two (2) hours, gathering information regarding ones' personal use history.  The interview is based on the six (6) dimensions of DSM-V. Collateral Contact is required to complete the assessment and interview process.  Assessments are scheduled by appointment, insurance is not accepted for this service.

Individual and Group Therapy

Therapy and Counseling is beneficial to individuals who are looking to strengthen their emotional stability, in all stages of their recovery. Therapy sessions are held with the individual and license alcohol and drug counselor in a safe, well light, and  supportive place to discuss,process, reflect on issues, practice new behaviors, seek out solutions and to receive individual education.  .     

Meet Our Staff

John T. Maclin, LADC,CEAP, SAP

 John Maclin set out on a journey to help individuals struggling with substance use and in 1995 he enrolled into Minneapolis Community & Technical College and graduated in May of 1998 with his degree in CD Counseling.    He provided contracting services for several prominent companies such as Arrigoni, Inc, West Metro Recovery Services, River Place in Anoka, Lifestyles in Bloomington, and Christian Restoration Services in North Minneapolis.  September of 2012 John assumed the role of chemical health specialist for teens at risk for substance use and self defeating behaviors.   In 2012 to 2016, John was certified as a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) and Employment Assistance Professional ( EAP) working independently to provide services for individuals and various agencies locally and nationally.  John provides recovery related presentations, is a preferred trainer for Employers, and currently books speaking engagements.

Nikisha Simmons - Maclin, LADC

Nikisha Simmons-Maclin embarked on her journey at California State University of Long Beach when she began studying Political Science in 1997.  During the fall session in 1999 Nikisha had the opportunity to work for Wilhelmina Models in New York, and from 1999 until 2009, life presented her with the opportunity to be groomed in the various aspects of business.  Inspired, encouraged, and motivated by her husband’s testimony, Nikisha allowed her husband to sow his vision into her as she furthered her education it became more apparent that her call was to help people.   In 2009 Nikisha became the Office Manager for True Foundation Counseling Services.  Nikisha graduated in the spring of 2012 from Minneapolis Community Technical College (MCTC) with her Associates of Science in Addiction Counseling and Associates of Science in Criminal Justice, she completed her Bachelors of Science in Human Services at Metropolitan State University of St. Paul in the spring of 2013, and was license by the Minnesota Board of Behavior Health in May 2015.   She has worked for several companies in the Minneapolis and Anoka area implementing the best clinical practices.  Her newest Venture is opening Renewed Life Counseling.


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True Foundation Counseling Services

8500 Edinbrook Pkwy Suite #A Brooklyn Park, Minnesota 55443, United States

(763) 657-1551


Mon-Fri: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed Sunday