Session Rate: $80/hour + travel fees for outcalls
New Haven, CT
Hello! I’m pursuing my Master of Divinity and Master of Social Work. Both of these graduate degrees are nurturing and training me to become a competent clinician who is also sensitive to the spiritual and religious needs of individuals. I hope to work towards obtaining my LCSW, and eventually be EMDR certified.
Trauma erodes our sense of self and identity. I believe innocent, platonic touch is an essential part of healing from that erosion. With boundaries, training, competence, and gentleness, I believe innocent touch can provide a sense of nurturing and healing to individuals who are seeking tenderness and innocent-care.
Whether it is a recent loss of a loved one, loneliness, grief, or simply the desire to be known and heard, sometimes in life what we need is someone to hold our hands in a safe space.
In our sterilized world which so brazenly flaunts touch that is everything but nourishing, simple, and safe, I hope to cultivate a culture that shows that innocence is paramount to how we operate in this world. What a beautiful thing it is to offer kind-care to others in order to assuage loneliness, isolation, and a plethora of ailments perpetuated by Western culture.
Session information from Mia
I will always do my utmost to ensure that the space for our sessions is safe, clean, and inviting. I conduct sessions either on the couch of my living room, or at the client’s home. I have two cats, and am located in Connecticut, near New Haven, but am willing to come to you for a small travel fee. In addition to cuddling, I focus on active listening and self-empowerment.
There’s something beautiful and cathartic that happens when a friend holds our hands as we go through a life transition, a stressful time, etc. What a beautiful thing it is to create spaces where innocent, platonic, tender-care can be a tool for empowering others to heal and grow. Hugs are a safe way to teach ourselves to be gentle and compassionate– not just to others, but also to ourselves.