With nearly two decades of expertise in over 50 traumatic topics, Mia’s lived experience and personal recovery enriches a variety of services including coaching, expert testimony, trauma-informed training events, and educational group events. Before embarking on her solo journey, Mia worked as a peer counselor in the mental health field supporting those with psychiatric disorders and compulsive behaviors, such as self-harm and addiction.
Today, because of her personal history, journey to healing, and sustained recovery, Mia’s proficiency when it comes to teaching others the coping skills to achieve their personal, relationship, and career goals is what her clients say they value most.
Mia’s guidance as a coach has helped hundreds of clients learn skills such as boundaries, nonviolent communication, and vital self-care methods. Coping strategies that can be applied to all types of “triggering”situations, resulting in a remarkable ability to improve the quality of their esteem, relationships, careers, and life, in spite of surviving trauma.
Mia uses an effective combination of formal education, lived experience, and nearly two decades of professional experience covering more than 50 topics, to bring an effective approach to living with the long-standing effects of trauma. Mia is recognized as an expert in her field by clients, colleagues, and courts.
A double-decade participant and graduate of the world-renown Toastmasters training program for speakers, Mia specializes in professional speaking that delivers even controversial subject matter in a delightfully engaging and memorable style. Mia has extensive experience as a presenter, keynote speaker, and panel member in a wide variety of platforms:
Trauma-Informed Training, Group Psycho-education Facilitation, Speaking Engagements, Events
Mia’s stimulating writing content captures attention and encourages introspection and change. Mia crafts multifarious work using niche-specific vocabulary, an informative and persuasive style, and a bold voice. Forms include research articles, blog posts, book reviews, white papers, more.
Mia creates custom, innovative educational curriculums that deliver concepts and application steps to expand trauma knowledge and bolster the confidence of individuals, groups, private organizations, and professional agencies.
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