- Autism Spectrum Disorders
Life Transitions (all ages)
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
- BS in Child Development and Family Relationships from the Department of Natural Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin
- MSSW, LCSW from The University of Texas at Austin
- Private Pay
- Out of network service reimbursement
To discuss insurance reimbursement options, please call Mia at 512-817-3363.
Mia holds her BS in Child Development and Family Relationships from the Department of Natural Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin. She also earned her MSSW from The University of Texas at Austin and ultimately her LCSW.
Mia’s experiences include 20 years of teaching (certifications pre-k through 8th and ELA 6th-12th) in local ISDs with a wide range of ages inclusive of neurotypical, special needs, gifted and 2E children.
Mia has also worked in various aspects of counseling since 2004 (for over a decade while working simultaneously as a teacher) including with children and adults in private counseling, acute care and in-patient hospitals in the Austin area and in court appointed guardianship investigations for Travis County.
Having extensive exposure and direct interaction with medical influences has added to Mia’s ability to support those with whom she works. Mia ran her own private practice for five years prior to joining Pathways Group Counseling in order to focus more on her clients’ needs than office operations.
CBT, Behavioral and Person-Centered methodologies are Mia’s primary methodologies used in her approach. Mia strives to provide a warm, inviting and non-judgmental space for all of those who walk into her office.
Mia’s unique experiences with children, adolescents and adults have led her to have a well-rounded and all-encompassing background in order to provide her clients with the best possible counseling services. She has grown through extensive personal and professional experiences with ASD (inclusive of sensory and behavioral issues) and associated family dynamics which furthers her passion for her work. Additionally, Mia is certified to offer ADOS-2 testing from toddler through adults.
Mia enjoys staying up to date with current and relevant therapeutic issues and continuing education issues. When not working with her clients, you will find her spending time with her husband and family, traveling and appreciating many cultures, reading and playing with the family dog “babies”, Kona (Golden Pyrenees) and Suki (English Cream Golden). Mia is also the parent of three young adult children who are each quite unique.