"What defines us is how well we RISE after falling. We believe in change. We believe that human beings are capable of transformative growth, if they are willing to look at their lives and learn to live in its possibilities."

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We offer Discernment and Reunification Therapy. We work with Individuals, couples in intimate relationships, & Families in crisis to nurture change and enhance connection. We understand the importance of having a safe space, free of judgement to express yourself, repair and discover deeper levels of functioning. Our Conflict Mediation services  are available to landlord/tenants, employees/management, or for divorce and child custody issues that with our assistance often resolve in less toxic; more equitable outcomes.

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For clients, access to a mental health services provider can be life-changing. While benefits of virtual mental health services differ from patient to patient, they can include: ease, convenience, privacy, access and increased choice and options. The services you need fit into your lifestyle, rather than the other way around.


Feeling stuck? At a crossroads in your career or emotional life? Even the strongest among us can feel lost, unsure, ambivalent, or unhappy at times. Our work together is about breaking previous patterns and establishing a new paradigm!


Family mediation is a way of helping people resolve issues relating to parenting, separation, and/or divorce. As a trained family mediator I assist people in identifying issues and work out their own solutions.

Conflict Mediator | Couple, Adult and Family Therapist | Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist | Telehealth Clinician

Addictive Behaviors | Divorce Mediation | Domestic/Intimate Partner Violence | Loss and Grief | Non-Traditional Relationships and Families | Parenting | Polyamory Relationship Difficulties | Self-Harm/Suicidal Thoughts | Sex Addiction | Sexual Abuse | Sex & Aging | Trauma Recovery

"The bravest acts at times demand the most vulnerability; and you are Brave!" -Miles

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Areas of Focus, Research (interest) & Specialized Training

Conflict Mediation | Systems Theory | Marriage and Family Therapy | Solution-Focused Therapy | Trauma | Attachment | Relational Life Therapy | Sex Addiction Therapy | Trauma-induced Intimacy and Addictive Behaviors | Media Psychology | Clinical Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy

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"I understand that life presents us at times with seemingly insurmountable challenges however, regardless how formidable the challenge, when presented with skilled support, and unconditional positive regard the human spirit can rise.

It is my ultimate desire to assist in the growth and development of those persons seeking positive change in their life experience and situation.

I am an excellent listener who realizes that people need assistance in their lives from someone they can relate to and trust. I want to fill that role for you.

Your best is yet to come."

- Miles
Culinary Art Therapy

Culinary Art Therapy has its foundations in Expressive therapies which were founded by  humanistic psychologist Carl Rogers. According to his daughter Natalie, "the term expressive therapy or expressive art therapy generally includes art, dance and music therapies; as well as journal writing, poetry, imagery, meditation and improvisational drama. Using the expressive arts to foster emotional healing, resolve inner conflict and awaken individual creativity is a relatively new and expanding field."

Before becoming a Marriage and Family therapist I spend decades in the culinary industry. I have been preparing a table for individuals to come together for a long time, and I can really help you in addressing complex issues. My therapeutic philosophy recognizes the influence of circular causality on behavior & in maintaining negative patterns of interaction and communication. Im hoping to expand upon the foundation of work that Carl Rogers inspired. His work explored other avenues to connection, authentic expression which facilitated individual mindfulness, relational repair & restoration. We will do this work together through the use of food.

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Initial Intake 75 mins $195

Follow-up Session(s):

  • *40 mins $115

  • 55 mins $135

  • 75 min Intensive $225

  • 90 min Intensive $325


Initial intake 75 mins $245

Follow-up session(s)

  • *40 mins $125

  • 55 mins $165

  • 75 min intensive $245

  • 90 min intensive $350


Initial intake 75 mins $275

Follow-up session(s):

  • *40 mins $150

  • 55 mins $195

  • 75 min intensive $275

  • 90 min intensive $375


Heart-Centered Clinical Hypnotherapy is a much deeper process than regular hypnotherapy or talk therapy.  Heart-Centered is psychotherapy in a relaxed state of consciousness to get underneath self-sabotaging patterns of behavior and agreements made in childhood that are now tripping up the adult.
Hypnotherapy is an alternative curative healing method that is used to create subconscious change in a client in the form of new responses, thoughts, attitudes, behaviors or feelings. Clinical hypnosis is an altered state of awareness, perception or consciousness that is used, by licensed and trained doctors or masters prepared individuals, for treating a psychological or physical problem.
Hypnosis is a state of inner absorption, concentration and focused attention.  According to the American Psychological Association Hypnosis is a therapeutic technique in which clinicians work with individuals who have undergone a procedure designed to relax them and focus their minds.
​It can be a powerful, effective therapeutic technique for a wide range of conditions, including pain, anxiety and mood disorders. Hypnosis can also help people change their habits, such as quitting smoking.

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