Mindy Middleton, LMSW
Choosing to engage in a therapeutic relationship will help to enhance understanding of self, others and the environment. I believe that everyone possesses the ability and knowledge to create a fulfilling and peaceful life. Sometimes people need a safe place and a non-judgmental guide to help them understand their thoughts and feelings so they can heal and move forward towards the relationships and life they desire. My role as a therapist is to help ask questions and discover the sometimes hidden answers within. I work best with clients that are collaborative and engaged in the process of understanding and healing.
My approach is holistic by giving attention to the mind, body, emotions and spirit equally. I lean towards using a strength-based and intuitive approach while also integrating numerous other theories and interventions. Mindfulness is an effective tool and something that I integrate with all of my clients. I prefer to use a variety of strategies while working with clients that ultimately results in an individualistic approach. The basis for much of my work stems from humanistic, attachment, and psychodynamic theories as well as cognitive behavioral theories.
I earned my Masters of Social Work from the University of Southern California and have worked within the helping profession for 20 years. I bring my years of experience working with diverse groups of people into the therapeutic space which results in a deep respect for personal experience and how collective and individual power impacts our life experience and perspectives.
Areas of interest:
- Grief and loss
- Mind-Body-Spirit Integration
- Trauma recovery
- Life changes and adjustments
- Relationship and intimacy issues
- Sexual orientation and gender identity issues
- Family of origin concerns