Mija Serrano

(MS, LPC)

About Me

Hello, my name is Mija, pronounced "Maya"! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania, with 8 years of experience of providing licensed, direct mental health and behavioral health counseling. I have worked with clients in the age range from child, teenager to adult with a wide range of concerns including:

-Depression
-Anxiety
-Relationship Difficulties
-Anger Management Issues
-Parenting Issues
-Trauma
-Low Self Esteem
-ADHD
-Substance Use
-Perinatal Mood Disorders
-Life Changes
-Childhood/Teen Issues

My counseling style is warm, interactive, and validating. I believe in treating individuals with respect, sensitivity, humor and compassion. My approach combines Cognitive-Behavioral, Humanistic, Dialectical-Behavioral, and Gestalt, to help guide our work together. I will tailor our discussions and set goals with you, to meet your unique and specific needs. I believe that every person has the strength and ability to live their best life and needs support, validation, and skill building to get there. I am kind, down-to-earth, and honest in my therapy approach. My job is to motivate you to meet your goals.

Are you hoping to feel better and find more hope in your daily life? If so, this is the right step! It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life. If you are ready to begin, I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!

Mija Serrano, MS, LPC


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Parenting issues
  • Anger management
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Sleeping disorders , Self esteem , Career difficulties , ADHD , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Communication Problems , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 9

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

Licensing

LPC #PC011601 (Expires: 2021-02-01)


Reviews

Written by H.I. on Jan 11, 2021 after counseling with Mija for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

Mija has been a great counselor for me, especially with the last year being so difficult and isolating. She is very supportive and validating, and provides great resources. She’s also a great listener. Her support really helped me through a difficult and stressful time, and her advice has been valuable.

Written by D.E. on Jan 06, 2021 after counseling with Mija for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and anger management

Very satisfied

Written by M.O. on Nov 23, 2020 after counseling with Mija for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, sleeping disorders, coping with life changes, and adhd

Mija has provided me with the support and guidance that I struggled to find locally. She has been a great source of guidance and I know without her I wouldn't be in the position I am today. I feel comfortable speaking with Mija, and while our timezones have made it difficult to organise a video/phone call, she is always available through message and responds very quickly. Also the worksheets are a life saver! I didn't understand how important a simple worksheet would be but they're so helpful in many ways. She's done a lot for me and I would recommend Mija to anyone needing support and guidance as well as someone to talk to who will actually provide helpful advice.

Written by L.O. on Sep 15, 2020 after counseling with Mija for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and adhd

I've been working with Mija for a good few months now and it has been a very comforting experience. I can Express myself while having room to self reflect too, and get feedback on coping mechanisms and strategies to work with or around my problems. I would absolutely recommend her.

Written by J.U. on Jul 20, 2020 after counseling with Mija for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Mija is kind, warm and supportive!
I’m so thankful to be her client :)

Written by C.A. on May 09, 2020 after counseling with Mija for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

I've only been talking to Mija for a short while, but feel like she listens and understands exactly where I've been and what I'm looking for out of counseling. She listens, understands and is helping me with the tools I need to heal from my past. Thank you Mija!

Written by M.A. on May 08, 2020 after counseling with Mija for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and anger management

Mija is very attentive and considerate, allowing me to discuss my issues at my own pace. She has sent a variety of worksheets to work through and I am really enjoying speaking to her. It is a lot easier than my past experiences with counsellors, and I look forward to her responses.

Written by D.A. on Apr 29, 2020 after counseling with Mija for 4 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, and parenting issues

Really supportive counselor and I like how she provides tasks/exercises for self reflection.

Written by G.A. on Apr 22, 2020 after counseling with Mija for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and anger management

Helped me voice my concerns and find ways to repair my marriage with also bettering myself. She helps me boost my self confidence even in the toughest of times. She gives me ideas that I wouldn’t have otherwise thought of.

Written by L.I. on Apr 21, 2020 after counseling with Mija for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management

Mija Serrano is calm, patient, non judgmental, empathetic and understanding. She is goal oriented and really helps give you the skills and coping mechanisms for whatever it is you are dealing with or going through. I feel like I have had a lot of progress with Mija in such a short time and am happy to keep working with her.

Written by C.O. on Apr 18, 2020 after counseling with Mija for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Mija is kind, professional, and insightful, but also casual and friendly enough to make me very comfortable. She is good at seeing links between things I’ve brought up that I hadn’t necessarily seen or thought of and giving me feedback without invalidating how I’m feeling or why.

Written by T.Y. on Apr 16, 2020 after counseling with Mija for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

Mija is the first counselor I’ve ever had, and there have been a lot, that I felt not only understood me, but had good advice and practical tips as well. It’s only been just over a week, and I have a lot of work to do, but I am excited to continue to work with her.

Written by C.O. on Mar 13, 2020 after counseling with Mija for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and anger management

I'm incredibly grateful to have met Mija Serrano through BetterHelp. I've worked with a few therapists, but never had much luck connecting with them. What Mija brings to a session is an immense amount of knowledge, a genuine desire to see you succeed, and ALL the tools you personally will need to do so. I've seen life changing progress in my relationships, and I truly believe I just needed the right person to guide me. Thank you!

Written by A.M. on Feb 25, 2020 after counseling with Mija for 2 weeks

I’ve been working with Mija for less than 3 weeks, but even in that short time I feel extremely comfortable and productive with her. Mija is very responsive in messaging, attentive and thought-provoking in conversation, and provides tools in between sessions that feed both my progress and our weekly conversations. I feel heard and respected, which I feel is key in a counseling relationship.

Written by N.I. on Jan 15, 2020 after counseling with Mija for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

I have only spent a few weeks talking with Mija, but she has definitely helped me become a better myself by pointing me in the right direction. I continue looking forward to her expertise and guidance.

Written by D... on Dec 11, 2019 after counseling with Mija for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, grief, and self esteem

Mija is very supportive and patient with my healing process. She has given me a few tools that I was able to use when I needed the most. I find the weekly sessions to be more helpful than the in-person therapy sessions I did a while ago. I’m still learning and I’m glad I was introduced to this website where I can get the support I need to be better again.