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Mikaela Hoffman, tLMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Master of Science- Clinical Mental Health Counseling- Buena Vista University

Member- The American Counseling Assocation

*Mikaela will offer counseling services beginning August 2024. She is accepting and scheduling new clients.

Focus Areas

Anxiety, Depression, Mood Disorders, Bullying, Life Transitions, Stress Management, Self-Esteem, Women's Issues, Trauma, and more.

My Approach

In my work as a mental health counselor, I am guided by a person-centered approach that places you, the client, at the forefront of our therapeutic journey. I believe in the inherent strength within each individual and the transformative power of a supportive, non-judgmental therapeutic relationship. My goal is to create a safe and empathetic space where you feel heard, understood, and empowered to explore the depths of your thoughts and emotions. The person-centered approach forms the foundation of our work together. This means that I prioritize your unique experiences, values, and perspectives, recognizing that you are the expert in your own life. Through active listening and genuine empathy, I aim to foster a collaborative and trusting environment where we can work together to identify and navigate the challenges you may be facing.

In addition to the person-centered framework, I integrate techniques from various therapeutic modalities to tailor our sessions to your specific needs and goals. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) allows us to explore the connections between your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, facilitating a deeper understanding of patterns that may be impacting your well-being. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) techniques offer practical skills for emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, and distress tolerance, empowering you to manage life's complexities more effectively. Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) brings a forward-focused perspective to our sessions, emphasizing your strengths and identifying practical solutions to move you towards your desired outcomes. By drawing from a diverse range of therapeutic techniques, I aim to provide a holistic and personalized approach that addresses the multifaceted nature of your experiences.

I am under the direct clinical supervision of Dr. Kathleen Ruscitto, LMHC, NCC, ACS

Insurances Accepted

 Aetna, Amerigroup/Wellpoint of Iowa, Avera Health Plans, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Employee and Family Resources (EFR) EAP, Iowa Total Care, Iowa Medicaid, Midlands Choice, Molina, Wellmark BCBS, United Behavioral Health/UMR/ Optum, United Healthcare, and Self-Pay


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