Mia is passionate about helping you become the best version of yourself. She specializes in anxiety, perfectionism, depression, anger management, trauma, relationship challenges, and self-esteem. Mia is here to help you identify negative thinking, practice self-care, and set healthy boundaries in your everyday life. Emotions can sometimes feel overwhelming, but you can learn to understand, process, and move through them. Mia will both sit with you in the heaviness of the problem and offer tools to help you cope and heal. Mia creates a safe space to lean into those big feelings, which will help you manage your emotions in day-to-day life.
Mia brings her warm, accepting, and down-to-earth nature to therapy. She genuinely cares about you, and makes sure you feel safe to explore your thoughts and feelings. She’ll work with you to identify and understand the problem you are facing. Mia’s own experiences with societal and personal pressures allow her to empathize with you and support you in practical ways.
Mia draws on approaches such as emotionally-focused therapy (EFT), eye movement desensitization & reprocessing therapy (EMDR), narrative therapy, attachment science, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), and mindfulness. She values the importance of the mind, body, and heart connection in your journey to self-compassion and authenticity.
Acceptance, compassion, and authenticity are three words that Mia lives by every day. Mia values play and connection with others for her mental, physical, and emotional health. She believes adventure, creativity, and fun fuel the soul!
Master of Social Work, University of British Columbia (2021)
EMDRIA-Approved EMDR Basic Training (Personal Transformation Institute)
Emotionally-Focused Therapy: Attachment Science Into Practice (Psychwire)
Essentials of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Beck Institute)
What is Narrative Practice? (Dulwich Centre)
Making Sense Of Trauma: Tools For Responding To Children And Youth (New Directions for Children, Youth and Families)
Single Session Counselling Framework Certificate – English A (Kids Help Phone)
Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers