Mia Bush

LCMHC, LPC

About me

I view my work as a therapist through a multicultural lens, and I customize my approach depending on the unique needs of every individual I work with. Many people have told me they’ve been frustrated by therapists in the past who sat quietly and provided very little feedback. In response, I’ve developed a forthright, solutions-oriented style of engaging with my clients that encourages them to set goals for themselves and empowers them to work toward them. I also have experience working with clients who prefer a softer, less structured approach, so I can customize the therapy experience to each person.

I work well with people who want to channel negative experiences in a more positive direction. During my work in prison systems and in the military, I observed the many self-destructive behaviors that people use in an attempt to cope with difficult situations. I’ve helped people overcome a wide variety of addictive behaviors related to shopping, sex, substance abuse, eating disorders and more. I've also helped those who are experiencing the different stages of grief associated with loss.

To change self-destructive behaviors, I believe that people must first change how they think. As a cognitive-behavioral therapist (CBT), I leverage the innate connections between a person’s thoughts, feelings, and actions to enact positive change. By encouraging my clients to question the truth of negative thoughts (such as “people are judging me” or “I’m such a failure”), I help them break out of painful patterns.

I also help them focus on their strengths. Using positive psychology and motivational interviewing, I help my clients reframe their thoughts and view themselves in a more positive light. I encourage them to channel their anger, sadness, and other difficult emotions in a way that helps them overcome life’s challenges rather than becoming more deeply entrenched. I believe everyone has the strength to make positive changes. My goal is to help each person I work with cultivate the courage, resiliency, and potential that is already inside them.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Anger management
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Video

Licensing

NC LCMHC 17796

OK LPC 5196

WA LMHC LH61328234


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Mia Bush. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Nov 23, 2022 after therapy with Mia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Mia was always very patient with me, and was very understanding of my situation. I am a bit on the sassy side, and I appreciate her not taking any of my ridiculous commentary. I would highly recommend!

Written on Sep 26, 2022 after therapy with Mia for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

I appreciate Mia understanding that I need to do chat only therapy and the quick responses and the journals.

Written on Sep 17, 2022 after therapy with Mia for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and anger management

Mia was amazing. She very attentively listened but also offered exceptional feedback. Behavioral and emotional growth is a journey. She provides feedback and tools to help you on your journey. Highly recommend. Thank you Mia.

Written on Sep 11, 2022 after therapy with Mia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Though I haven’t been with Mia for long, she has already shown me different ways to look at my scenario. She helps me rephrase what I want to say so that both of us understand my situation.

Written on Aug 04, 2022 after therapy with Mia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Mia is an awesome person to work with through my treatment.

Written on Jul 13, 2022 after therapy with Mia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Mia helped me through a difficult time by providing different perspectives and giving suggestions on how to deal with certain situations. Her advice was always very valuable to me. She is very caring and relatable which made it very easy to talk to her. Thank you Mia!

Written on May 03, 2022 after therapy with Mia for 11 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

I enjoy working with Mia.

Written on Mar 06, 2022 after therapy with Mia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and coaching

Ms. Bush is a great listener and provides plenty of space to help me realise my own complex self.

Written on Feb 27, 2022 after therapy with Mia for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Mia is a great therapist. She cares about her patients, listens to them carefully and supports them all the way. She is also very accepting of other cultures. I am Muslim and she totally understands and gets me.

Written on Feb 12, 2022 after therapy with Mia for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Mia is a great therapist. She is empathetic and really does her best both in session and outside of sessions to support your needs. She both equally guides and gives you the freedom to discuss things openly. I am thankful to have had the pleasure of working with her and to have gained essential skills that I am sure will help me for years to come. Thank you for all that you have done and continue to do. I am so grateful for your help in my healing.

Written on Feb 06, 2022 after therapy with Mia for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Mia is an incredible therapist who always listens so intently, offering many different options and perspectives on my different challenges. She has enabled me to take a new viewpoint in scenarios that would in the past being me anxiety, but now can sometimes bring me laughter and enjoyment instead! I can’t recommend Mia enough! :-)

Written on Jan 02, 2022 after therapy with Mia for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Mia Bush is the first therapist I have tried that I feel has actually understood me. With other therapists, I have felt that I was getting very general, one-size-fits-all guidance. Mia seems to tailor her advice and help to my specific needs. She offers fresh ways of viewing problems and offers strategies to overcome hurdles. She is easy to talk to and sends helpful messages in between sessions. Highly recommend!

Written on Dec 10, 2021 after therapy with Mia for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I feel really comfortable taking with Mia weekly. She’s always gives good advice and is always very encouraging

Written on Dec 07, 2021 after therapy with Mia for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Mia is an amazing therapist! I highly recommend her!

Written on Nov 24, 2021 after therapy with Mia for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, career difficulties, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Mia is an incredible therapist and she was great to work with. She really helped me get to the root of my anxious thoughts and learn how to change my perspective about them. She has helped me become more confident, assertive and a better communicator. I find I live with much less anxiety now, and much more authentically. I have learnt to advocate for myself and have difficult conversations, with ease. Thank you Mia! I am astounded by how much my life and mindset has changed so quickly.

Written on Nov 01, 2021 after therapy with Mia for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

I feel that Mia is very understanding and supportive with all the challenges i have. She is a very good listener too and i enjoy talking to her

Written on Oct 27, 2021 after therapy with Mia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Mia is amazing, I feel like I’m just that little time I was able to confide in her and let off some stress that was built in for so long and she was able to help me look at my situation in a different perspective. I greatly appreciate her and can’t wait to keep working with her.

Written on Oct 26, 2021 after therapy with Mia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, anger management, and adhd

Mia listens, supports and advices the best way anyone can. I am so impressed with her professional behaviour that I'd definitely recommend her to my friends or anybody for counselling. I'm extremely satisfied from her.

Written on Oct 26, 2021 after therapy with Mia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I’ve only had one phone session and some helpful articles sent through chat so far. That being said, I feel it’s too soon to tell how much she will help me given more time, but it feels promising so far. She has been great at replying to me in a timely manner and I feel she and I made the most of the phone session, I look forward to the next one. I think I should also add that she has good boundaries and makes her expectations clear from the beginning with a warm attitude. She comes across as caring and nonjudgmental. I think she will be a good fit for me going forward.

Written on Oct 01, 2021 after therapy with Mia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassio

She works to understand you I felt comfortable sharing with her and encouraged that she is my therapist

Written on Sep 28, 2021 after therapy with Mia for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Mia has been extremely helpful during my mental health journey. She's really attentive, kind, personable, and shares advice that I am able to really use on a daily basis. I've noticed a lot of positive changes in my mental health since working with her. Thank you, Mia.

Written on Sep 13, 2021 after therapy with Mia for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Mia is a considerate person, she listens and actively try to understand. I would strongly recommend her.

Written on Aug 27, 2021 after therapy with Mia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and self esteem

Mia is kind, caring and considerate. She is amazingly personable, making it easy to feel comfortable when sharing deeper information about yourself. She pushes you to think outside of the barriers you've created for yourself, and to consider issues in a new light! Thank you Mia.

Written on Aug 25, 2021 after therapy with Mia for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I really appreciate being able to talk to Mia. She is professional, kind and insightful. Thank you, Mia!

Written on Aug 04, 2021 after therapy with Mia for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and anger management

Mia is extremely competent, thoughtful and responsive. She's well informed and clearly has deep experience in the field. She's easy to trust and talk to - and has ideas and suggestions (which I like). The conversation is a give ad take and she asks good questions which help to get at the heart of the matter.

Written on Aug 02, 2021 after therapy with Mia for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Just a quick back ground: Mia helped me with my anxiety related to career/future uncertainty. Also, I'm from Saudi Arabia but connected to Mia really easily and felt understood regardless of our background differences.

My experience with Mia was great! I had 2 counselors on this app prior to her whom I didn't find as helpful as I hoped them to be. I almost gave up on Betterhelp until Mia came to the rescue. I really appreciate that she has so many available slots for video sessions and she is always so attentive and helpful during these sessions. Like you get the sense that she is genuinely curious about what you are going through, like you are talking to a wise and caring cousin.

Thanks so much for everything Mia!

Written on Jul 30, 2021 after therapy with Mia for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and self esteem

Very easy going and easy to talk to, always allows me to talk about what my concerns are and always ready to chat!

Written on Jul 20, 2021 after therapy with Mia for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Mia is very kind and understanding. She really makes me feel very comfortable during our sessions. I've found our sessions to be very helpful and I would most definitely recommend her.

Written on Jul 19, 2021 after therapy with Mia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, and compassion fatigue

Mia has an amazing approach to different aspects offering different perspectives in a manner that is MOST SUITABLE to the individual. I appreciate how she herself adjusts to the client via proper communication strategies that correlates to the patient. Her diverse experience and approach to her patients is more than amazing and genuinely helpful.

Written on Jul 06, 2021 after therapy with Mia for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management

Mia was extremely helpful to me at a time when stress was ruling my life. She listened to the issues I was going through and was able to guide me to see what the underlying causes of stressors and triggers are my life.

With her intuitive questions, professional attitude, and warm personality we were able to dig deep and find out what was truly bothering me while giving me resources and advice on how to manage those situations.

Thank you Mia ! The clarity you’ve given me is priceless and I believe she can do the same for anyone willing to do the work with her !

Written on Jun 24, 2021 after therapy with Mia for 2 months

My sessions with Mia really helped me build tools around managing the parenting stress and anxiety I was experiencing. Mia's counselling style is accessible, supportive, and warm. She meets the client where they are at presently, without losing a lot of time investigating the client's backstory. We focused on the way I was thinking about and responding to difficult situations and emotions. Through our sessions and the worksheets Mia assigned, I developed new ways of understanding my fears and stress, and better ways of managing them. Mia's approach helped me find renewed confidence and perspective in a shorter time frame, and I am so grateful to her for the work we did together.

Written on Jun 12, 2021 after therapy with Mia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I just started working with Mia and am very happy so far. She is very empathetic, open minded, non judgemental and professional. I love the way she empowers me and faciliates in helping me navigate the things that I can control over what is out of my control. I feel completely safe and confident in opening up to her and her own background and experiences are a perfect match.

Written on Jun 02, 2021 after therapy with Mia for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She is really open minded, understanding and helpful! I had no difficulty opening up to her!

Written on May 04, 2021 after therapy with Mia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Very knowledgeable, kind , understanding and patient . Definitely makes me feel at ease during sessions

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