Mikaela provides crisis intervention, integrated assessments, and psychotherapy services for un’ina, “those who come to us,” and their respective family systems. She takes an un’ina-centered, strengths-based approach and believes that a therapy room should be a safe space to cultivate healing, insight and empowerment.
Mikaela finds it rewarding to help un’ina tell their stories and reclaim their power from past hurts. She is grateful for the opportunity to help them implement tools to better navigate life’s inevitable challenges.
Mikaela earned her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, focusing on Pre-Counseling, with a minor in Health and Human Performance. Prior to coming to the Tribe, Mikaela worked at a community mental health agency where she provided services for couples, children, young adults, and their family systems. She is a current fellow with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, as well as SAMHSA Minority Fellowship Program.
Mikaela is drawn to working with people. As a marriage and family therapy provider, she is able to tap into her passions for social justice, family systems, connecting with others, and personal growth.
Mikaela grew up in Kenai. When she’s not serving un’ina, she enjoys trying new things, spending time with her family, music, and spoiling her two dogs.