Mia is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), and received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Xavier University of Louisiana and a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Illinois School of Professional Psychology/Argosy University. Mia has over 15 years of diverse clinical experience working in correctional, inpatient and outpatient settings. Mia’s clinical experience includes working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families who struggle with a variety of mental health concerns including: depression, anxiety, substance abuse, mood related symptoms, at-risk/oppositional behavior, and self-esteem.
“I believe a strong therapeutic bond is crucial in identifying treatment issues and developing goals”.
Mia utilizes varied therapeutic techniques based on the client’s needs and their treatment goals. These approaches may be cognitive behavioral, solution-focused, motivational or psycho-educational in an effort to assist in changing behavior and to aid in long term relief of symptoms.
“It is my belief that clinician validation and acceptance can result in a safe space for clients to disclose and change unwanted behaviors, while working through difficult situations and/or emotions”. As a clinician, a key goal of therapy is to help others sustain meaningful relationships, whether that is at home, the workplace, school, or within the community. “I believe individuals have the strength and resources within themselves to both move toward and accomplish their treatment goals”. Mia provides this through a supportive relationship; utilizing a collaborative approach and building on clients’ strengths.
Clients I have been afforded the opportunity to work with in the past have described me as warm, engaging, refreshing and humorous. In my spare time, I love spending time with my husband; laughing, traveling, watching sports, and expanding my foodie resume.