Mia is currently working on completing her master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Southwestern Assemblies of God University. Mia has over 20 years of experience in pastoral counseling, and she is passionate about helping women and men through the difficulties of trauma, depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem. Mia believes many people struggle with internal hurts and pains because they are unsure of how to begin the journey of healing. Mia feels it’s essential to collaborate with clients to help them reach their desired goals in counseling. Through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mia strives to help clients change negative thought patterns and provide insight into negative thoughts and behaviors through CBT techniques, such as cognitive restructuring, journaling, relaxation techniques, and others. The main goals of the cognitive behavioral approach are to change thoughts, conscious and unconscious beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy helps individuals face difficulties and achieve their goals. If clients are empowered with insight, they can press forward to personal growth. Mia is the mother of two adult children and she and her husband are owners of a children’s learning center and pastors of ministries in Central Texas and Fort Worth, Texas. Mia enjoys traveling abroad, singing, and most importantly, exotic and varietal coffee.