Mikayla Souza

I am deeply passionate about guiding individuals through life's challenges. I have a Bachelor's degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Rhode Island and a Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling. My educational background allows me to bring a comprehensive and empathetic approach to counseling that acknowledges the complexities of human relationships, family dynamics, and individual development on mental health.  

While I work with a wide range of clientele, I specialize in adolescents and young adults. This population is often exploring their identity, values and purpose. As a clinician, I believe in the profound importance of this self discovery process. Using a person centered, strengths based approach, I tailor sessions to the unique needs of the client. By focusing on strengths and acknowledging resilience, a foundation for emotional well being may be built. This process not only aids in managing immediate challenges but equips clients with lifelong skills for maintaining a healthy mental state as they progress through different stages of life. 

If you are seeking a space where your story is heard without judgment, I am here to offer that. I am committed to providing a safe and confidential environment where you can openly explore your thoughts and emotions. 

My Specialties 

  • Anxiety  

  • Coping Skills 

  • Depression 

  • Family Conflict 

  • Life Transitions 

  • Relationship Issues 

  • School Issues 

  • Trauma and PTSD 

  • Personal growth 

  • Adjustment / Transition to / from College 

  • Behavioral Issues 

  • ADHD 

  • Self Esteem 

  • Codependency 

  • Teen Issues 

My Treatment Preferences 

  • Integrative 

  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT) 

  • Motivational Interviewing 

  • Person-Centered 

  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT) 

  • Strength-Based 

  • Trauma Focused 

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)