Hi! I’m Mia.

About Me


Favorite Cartoon:

I adore Phineas and Ferb! All the characters are hysterical, inventive, and unique. Dr. Doofenshmirtz, in particular, reminds me that there is goodness in all of us.

Why I became a therapist:

It is my belief that every one of us holds inner beauty and talent. It is my passion to work with others during the vulnerable moments in their lives.

If I had a warning label it would say:

Approach with caution if you have chocolate in your possession.

How I Help

Methods I use the most include: Trauma-Focused & Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, expressive art techniques, Jungean, Gestalt, psychodynamic, insight-oriented strategies and a strong belief in the resilience and amazing strengths of my clients.

I have 10+ years of experience working at an in-patient facility for children and adolescents, as well as working for Round Rock ISD for ten years and Leander ISD for eleven years as a classroom and gifted & talented teacher. In addition, I have worked in court-appointed guardianship investigations through Travis Co. and at Shoal Creek Hospital in both the adult and children’s floors. I am the proud mother of three, one of whom has diagnoses of Autistic Spectrum Disorder and Retractable Epilepsy.

My extensive personal and professional experiences with children, adolescents, adults and families have given me a well-rounded background that guides my passion for helping families heal.

I am currently deepening my training under the supervision of Traci W. Pirri, LCSW.

I work with children ages 5 and up, adolescents, adults and families.

With children and adolescents, expressive arts tend to work best. Through the use of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, I help kids and adults alike learn to feel safe again in their own skin, heal from the abuse, and gather their strengths to take on the world.

What clients love best is feeling in control of their emotions and once again being excited about their futures.

Hours

Monday 9AM-4PM
Tuesday 10AM-6PM
Wednesday 9AM-4PM
Thursday 9AM-4PM
Friday 9AM-4PM

Appointments outside of regular office hours may be possible in some cases.

Rates

My rates are $95/hour for regular, 55-minute sessions.

I also have limited sliding scale slots for those with financial burdens.

Clients may use cash, check, credit, debit or their FSA/HSA (flexible spending) card for payment.

Insurance

I am out-of-network for all insurances.

Qualifications

  • Master of Social Work, University of Texas
  • Bachelor of Science in Child Development and Family Relationships, University of Texas
  • Licensed Master of Social Worker, School of Social Work, University of Texas (#50958)
  • Currently working towards LCSW under the supervision of Traci W. Pirri, LCSW
  • 20+ years working with kids and families in the school system as a teacher
  • 10+ years working part-time at acute care and residential facilities as a therapist for kids, adults, and their families.
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
  • National Association of Social Workers, Texas Chapter, professional member

How To Get Started

You can schedule a free 15-minute telephone consultation or go ahead and set up an appointment by calling 512-815-3924 or clicking here

I look forward to the privilege of working with you!

Schedule An Appointment With Me



1101 Satellite View #501
Round Rock, TX 78665

hello@hopeforthejourney.org
512-400-4790

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