Mya is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate who earned her master’s degree in social work from North Carolina State University and her bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Mya provides individual therapy to adolescents and adults with a primary focus in eating disorders, as well as depression, anxiety, self-harm, suicidality, life transitions, body image concerns, gender identity issues, and other life stressors. Mya has experience across various levels of care, including inpatient, residential, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient settings. Mya is a Health at Every Size (HAES) informed clinician and is LGBTQIA+ affirming.
Mya draws upon Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing in her therapeutic approach. She has an emerging interest in other third-wave cognitive-behavioral therapies, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy. She is currently working towards becoming a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS) and hopes to pursue additional training in her areas of interest.
Though Mya tailors her therapeutic approach to the needs of each client, she consistently adopts a non-judgmental and radically honest approach to therapy and has a passion for assisting young people in building a life worth living. She has a deep appreciation for the resiliency of adolescents and adults and enjoys walking alongside them in cultivating meaning, ownership, and accountability.
Mya describes herself as compassionate, shameless, genuine, and curious. In her free time, Mya enjoys spending time with her friends and family, walking her dog, and going to the beach.