Hello, Truly, I’m glad
YOU are here!
I see a need for people to be welcomed, seen and heard as they make sense of their worlds. As you meet the fierce challenges of human living, you need a trained guide, then, you move forward, with clear seeing. This sort of presence is both simple and rare, and you’ll get that in spades in your sessions.
Here, holistic therapy services blend western psychology teachings with body-centered psychotherapy. Contact me today to schedule your first sessions.
I see clients in Boulder, CO, Minneapolis, MN and on-line.
PHONE: (612) 701-2027
“Just BEING with Mia is healing.”
“Mia gives me hope and I feel much more is possible.”
Frequently Asked Questions
People often want to pay attention to depression, anxiety, stress, relationship issues, unresolved history or family of origin issues, trauma, spirituality, their personal style of being in the world including: children of alcoholics/addictions, and or divorce, sensitivity and coping strategies.
As one client said, “therapy is an admittance of health.” I welcome people who wish to learn more about themselves and how they relate to the world, their relationships and their own self.
They are quite similar, and I tend to use the words interchangeably as each is informed by the advanced study of psychology and how the mind/body work. When used well, psychotherapy and counseling can be of great benefit to individuals, and those with whom they interact.
Interview people. Ask questions. Feel the person out. I might ask: What’s your approach? How do you view clients? If they call you a patient that’s a tip that they probably have a medical model which may be more pathologically based. Do you have a Buddhist mindfulness meditation practice? The therapist’s personhood (who they are, how they approach life, their own commitment to learning and growth etc…) does effect the client, so keep that in mind. You could ask questions about this, if it seems important to you.
Think about what’s worked well for you with previous caregivers. Ask questions that help you discern if s/he has the same qualities. Likewise, with the parts you did not like.
I offer to talk with people who are considering me as a therapist, on the telephone to answer these sorts of questions and whatever else they wish to ask without charge.
Naropa University (https://www.naropa.edu/alumni-relations/alumni-resources/alumni-therapist-directory/index.php) and The Hakomi Institute (hakomiinstitute.com)
both list therapists that have training similar to mine.