Michaia Walker

(LCSW)

About Me

"Be easy. take your time. you are coming home to yourself." -Nayyirah Waheed

I find this quote matches my approach as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in NYC. I like to bring a culturally/identity affirmative and trauma informed lens to my work with clients. As a socially conscious person of color, I take deliberate care to recognize and respect the identities of all of my clients. By slowing down, it allows us to find and care for the parts of ourselves that are often hidden, ignored and might be hurting the most. I see therapy as a collaborative process between myself and the client. Neither of us is doing the work ourselves. I use my formal training that I received in my MSW program at University of Pennsylvania, as well as personal life experience and tools gathered from my six years of direct practice with various populations. I have experience with trauma survivors, domestic violence survivors, clients living with anxiety, depression and other mood disorders, Deaf and Hard of Hearing clients as well as those with multiple disabilities, just to name a few. I often use tenets of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness in my work with clients, but I try to meet each individual on their comfort level.

I would be thrilled to be part of your journey to health and healing.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression

I also have experience in LGBT, Relationship, Family, Grief, Intimacy-related, Anger, Career, Bipolar

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

American Sign Language


Licensing

LCSW #086021 -1 (Expires: 2020-08-31)


Reviews

Written by D.. on May 11, 2018 after counseling with Michaia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, self esteem, and anger

Michaia is amazing. She has this very unique way of making me have these amazing realizations without pushing. She’s extremely easy to talk to and gives you the sense that she’s really trying to help. After one session with her I knew she was the perfect person to help me on my journey in therapy.

Written by C.A. on Mar 06, 2018 after counseling with Michaia for 2 weeks

Michaia is a very thoughtful, compassionate counselor.

Written by L.A. on Mar 06, 2018 after counseling with Michaia for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, intimacy-related, and self esteem

She is very easy to talk to. There is a calming feeling when talking to her and I feel she genuinely cares.

Written by N.I. on Feb 14, 2018 after counseling with Michaia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career

I think Michaia is extremely thoughtful in her approach. She listens and individualizes therapy to my specific needs. She "gets" me in an authentic way--which makes me feel more comfortable and open to letting out my emotions.

Written by L.I. on Feb 12, 2018 after counseling with Michaia for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

All I can say is wow! I didn’t know what to expect but Michaia exceeded my expectations. She listened intently and provide empathy and solutions. I am very satisfied with my choice to try BetterHelp.

Written by G.E. on Feb 04, 2018 after counseling with Michaia for 2 weeks on issues concerning self esteem

I've been working with Michaia for about 3 weeks now and I can honestly say I am so glad I signed up for this service. Just talking to someone- and someone so thoughtful, kind, understanding, and empathetic- has done wonders for the issues that I came to this site to tackle. Michaia responds promptly with a detailed, caring response. You can get the sense that Michaia truly cares about you, your progress, and your well being and having someone like that supporting you makes all the difference.

Written by E.R. on Feb 04, 2018 after counseling with Michaia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, family, intimacy-related, sleeping, self esteem, and career

Michaia gave me a safe space to open up when I was going through a really hard time. Her responses are always timely, thoughtful, and helpful. She has helped me explore really difficult issues and gently and supportively pushed me to get to know myself.