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.  The aim is to take good care of your present life, so your future unfolds as you’d wish.

I help people understand their inner and outer worlds.  Together, we’ll notice 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 practioner, 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 don't get that in my everyday life. With this new experience working with Mia, my relationships are getting easier, and I’m more comfortable with me!

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 therapeutically minded coaching. Influences that inform her practice and teaching are:

  • Best practices in communications study: that undergrad degree is the meat of what I do–teach people about communicating well with themselves and others!
  • 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!
  • Hakomi Experiential, Body-Centered Psychotherapy: a client centered, deep and gentle approach to exploration.
  • Internal Family Systems and Gestalt 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.
  • 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 a generation of beginning therapists, as an adjunct professor at Naropa University.

For understanding trauma its resolution, Mia uses:

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