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Miranda Dooley, LMFT
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed
Specialized in Trauma

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” Maya Angelou

I don’t know if you were anything like me as a child, but I had this crazy notion that “grown-ups” had it made. What the heck was I thinking? Adulting is hard! Some people have said it’s like folding a fitted sheet. No one really knows how to do it.

Part of the reason adulting can be so hard is that it brings a time of growth and change. The very definition of change is to make or become different—life is about evolving, and the fact that you are seeking therapeutic services is a sign you are headed towards growth.

There is no handbook or formula to success. Back in the day, if you went to class, turned in your assignments and made a few friends, you were golden. There was a feeling that there was a direct path to success, more or less.

Now, the once straight path you knew so well has more forks in the road than you know what to with. There is no teacher or coach holding you accountable to complete your tasks. There is no one making sure that you are showing up. The friendships you had with people that you saw almost daily have changed—it could be that distance pulls you apart, or that you both may follow entirely different walks of life.

It’s no wonder you can feel disconnected from yourself. Feel like you’re living a series of incomplete sentences. Unsure of who you are and where you want to be. All the uncertainty in a once safe and secure life can become overwhelming.

I like to think of therapy as a compass to get my clients back on the path of success. I strive to assist my clients in discovering all the ways they have been strong.

In working alongside clients, I aim to explore self-doubt and negative thought patterns that tend to play on repeat. My intention is to instill hope and empower clients to break free from whatever may be holding them back.

If you are coming in for feelings of loneliness, the last place I want you to feel that is in my office. In a world that can be so judgmental and isolating, I aim to create a safe place where clients can come to be supported, heard and validated in their struggles and concerns.

The therapeutic relationship I have with my clients is something that I cherish and do not take for granted. It is a true privilege to be able to accompany clients on their journey of self-discovery and self-understanding.

A little about me… I am licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate. I obtained my Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology: Marriage and Family Therapy Specialization in 2012 from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Los Angeles, California.

I’ve had the privilege of calling many places home. I was born and raised in Southeastern Wisconsin. Upon finishing undergrad from The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, I was off to warmer weather. I started in San Antonio, TX and kept making my way west, first to Scottsdale, AZ, then to Southern California—Newport Beach, followed by Manhattan Beach, CA. When I left SA I always said I’d be back to Texas when I was married and ready to start a family—2011 was that year… and well, the rest is history.

If you are interested in working with me, please call me at 512/201-4501, ext. 201.

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MORE ABOUT Miranda

Rates

Starts at $150/hr*

*Actual rates subject to
counsellor openings

Area of Expertise

Silence Inner Critic

Anxiety and Depression

Life Purpose and Direction

Specializations

Trauma

Services

Individual Counseling

Locations

North
Offsite

Works With

Anger Management
Anxiety & Stress
Career Transitions
Caregiver Fatigue
Communication Issues
Conflict Resolution
Depression/Low Mood
Development Trauma
Grief & Loss
Identity Development/Exploration
Imposter Syndrome
Inner Critic/Negative Self Talk
Interrupted Sleep/Insomnia
Issues with Parents
Life Transitions
Loneliness/Isolation
Low Self-Esteem
Obsessive/Compulsive Tendencies
Perfectionism
Personal Growth
Problems at School
Problems at Work
Relationship Issues
Spirituality
Trauma
Troubled Childhood

Techniques & Experience

ACT - Values Based Therapy
Anxiety alleviation experience
Career counseling
CBT oriented
DBT trained/informed
EFT (Emotion Focused Therapy)
Familiar with substance abuse
Focused on practicing skills
Gottman Method
Helpful with mid-20's challenges
Mindfulness modalities
Practices from an anti-racist lens
Solution-focused/Brief Therapy
Specializing in couples counseling
Specializing in grief, loss, death, dying
Trauma-focused

Qualities

ACT - Values Based Therapy
Active sense of humor
Anxiety alleviation experience
Calm & slow-paced
Career counseling
CBT oriented
DBT friendly
Decades of life experience
Enjoys working with first-time therapy clients
Enjoys working with midlife adults
Enjoys working with older adults
Enjoys working with young adults
Experienced in raising children
Familiar with military culture
Familiar with substance abuse
Focused on practicing skills
Friendly & direct
Helpful with mid-20's challenges
Integrates art therapies
Lived experience/Identity affirming
Mindfulness modalities
Motherly
Professional experience other than counseling
Solution-focused/Brief Therapy
Specializing in couples counseling
Specializing in grief, loss, death, dying
Spiritually sensitive
Trauma focused
Warm & caring
Youthful

ADDITIONAL INFO

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512-201-4501 ext 201

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