Psychologist, Mia Johannsen
Mia Johannsen is a warm and nurturing Psychologist with a special interest in working with young adults, children and adolescents. Mia joined the Peaceful Mind Psychology team in December 2017, and has since gained a reputation for her skill, kindness, professionalism and wisdom.
Mia specialised her Masters of Psychology in counselling, as she is passionate about humanistic and client-centered therapy approaches.
When working with clients, Mia creates a safe and non-judgmental therapeutic space, encouraging greater awareness of the self and others. Mia places a particular emphasis on setting healthy boundaries, increasing levels of self-worth, promoting further insight through self-exploration and developing a sense of empowerment.
Experience and Interests
Mia Johannsen has worked across various settings including private practice, schools and organisations.
Mia has a special interest in female low self-esteem, body image issues and of more recent, eating difficulties. Mia also focuses her private practice work on relationship difficulties, including family difficulties and couple issues. Mia’s key research in her post graduate study investigated the relationship between parents and children; with a focus on attachment style, trust and relationships.
Mia has also focused her private practice work on depression, anxiety, stress and work-related pressures. Mia has experience working with parents and schools to assist children in overcoming personal difficulties relating to anxiety, self-esteem, bullying and friendship concerns, family breakdowns and transitions, social skill development and behavioural challenges.
Mia Johannsen takes a collaborative and goal-oriented approach to therapy; employing strategies from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and relaxation techniques.
When working with children, Mia focuses on developing rapport through play and brainstorming activities. Mia mainly uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) with children.
How is Mia Described by Her Clients?
Mia’s clients often describe her as a person who is kind, genuine and friendly. Mia is known to be very conscientious, putting thought and planning into her sessions with clients. Mia also has a good sense of humour.
In her spare time, Mia enjoys spending time with her family and friends and travelling to new and exciting places.
Mia Johannsen works Monday, Thursdays and Fridays at our practice, Peaceful Mind Psychology, located in Armadale, Melbourne. If you would like to make an appointment with Mia Johannsen, please contact our friendly reception staff.