• Therapist and Founder

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    Mikah Watford, LCDC, LPC

    Mikah Watford, Clinical Director of MW Psychotherapy, places equal importance on evidence-based practices and having an excellent therapeutic relationship with clients. Her genuine, caring approach aids in the efficacy of the science-backed treatments used in trauma, complex PTSD, anxiety, depression, and borderline personality disorder. Her passion in treatment trauma has led her to obtain the distinction of being an Advanced Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist.  Additionally, she is specifically trained in the treatment of t male and female victims of sexual assault. As part of her extensive training, she is also highly effective in the treatment of military, veterans and first responders. 

    Being a therapist has been her calling from an early age. She has the advantage of have plenty of real-life experience overcoming challenges, which has been the cornerstone of my nonjudgmental and understanding approach. As a result, she is not the rigid, unrelatable academic type; sessions with clients include laughter, tears, growth, and most importantly…. RELIEF.

    As a therapist of color, she also has her finger on the pulse of those issues that uniquely burden the BIPOC community. She lists her services on directories such as “Therapy for Black Girls” in order to provide representation in therapy for her community. 

    After listening to you and truly hearing your story, together you design a treatment plan together. She has a variety of approaches and will share with you which treatments will best help you meet your treatment goals. For some clients, an approach with homework keeps them engaged. For others, they prefer eye movement therapy because trauma is processed quickly, and you don’t have to find the right words. Still, others just want an inviting and comfortable place to process their feelings in a nonjudgmental environment. 

    She believes that her clients have wisdom within themselves. Effective therapy avoids advice-giving; it is walking beside the client on their journey, allowing them to come to their own truth and not the therapist’s truth.