Wise and kind guidance as you meet life’s everyday challenges.

MIA BOLTE, M.A.

Walking through life is not easy!  I’m here to walk by your side, encourage you, offer support, counsel and even a cup of tea!

We all experience stuckness, uncertainty and confusion.  Want to have a better sense of your feelings, reactions and beliefs?  Need some help understanding yourself and your relationships?  All of the offerings at miabolte.com are aimed to increase self-awareness and model calm, loving kindness.

I help people understand their inner and outer worlds.  Together, we’ll uncover patterns, habits, stuck places and limiting beliefs.  Then, you’ll have a real chance at making choices and changing.  Be prepared to be met with gentleness, caring and directness.

Just like 1:1 sessions, classes and groups are designed to offer mindfulness based techniques to support you in your everyday life.  Hopefully, as you practice making changes, you’ll develop more confidence, self-love and ease.

I wanted a spiritually minded therapist, who’s done her own work. Mia’s a clear, sparkling mirror. You can tell, this woman walks her talk!

I felt heard, validated and seen. This was so healing for me since I didn’t get that as a kid. With this new experience in therapy with Mia, my relationships are much easier, and I’m more comfortable with myself.

Mia challenged me, but was also empathetic. And ethical. I appreciate and value her and hope many others get to study and meet with her. She’s a gem.

Mia has a B.A. in American Studies (Her social justice mindedness can be traced to this education.) and Communications from the University of Minnesota and an M.A. in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University.  She’s actively taught at both universities for nearly 20 years.

Mia is a gentle, personal guide, offering Buddhist-inspired online courses, mentoring and and psychotherapy. Influences that inform her therapeutic practice and teaching are:

  • Hakomi Experiential, Body-Centered Psychotherapy: a client centered, deep and gentle approach to psychological exploration.
  • Internal Family Systems, for looking at the parts of oneself.
  • Somatics: including Somatic Experiencing and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, because we live in bodies and need to include them in our healing journey.
  • Body-Mind Centering: experiential anatomy for a better understanding of the physical and psychological development of the body.
  • Expressive Arts: when words are limited, art making allows further expression of the inner landscape.
  • Contemplative Approaches: including her own ongoing practice and study of Buddhism and meditation. (She’s got the equivalent of a Masters in Divinity!)  All traditions are welcome!
  • Matrixworksgroup training and facilitation-with an eye for finding the health that’s in every group.
  • Transpersonal: connecting with something larger than ourselves is a great resource.  She’s pleased to have mentored and taught beginning therapists, as an adjunct professor at Naropa University.

For trauma resolution, Mia uses:

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