Mia Freund Walker, LCSW brings warmth, compassion and humor to her work. Her collaborative, empathic and engaging approach cultivates strong and trusting relationships. She believes that therapy can be a valuable opportunity for children, teens and parents to develop the skills, language and awareness needed to thrive in our hyper-connected world.
Mia’s areas of expertise include anxiety-related issues, parenting challenges, loss, divorce, life transitions, depression, trauma and healthy digital media use. Mia’s work is informed by training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Family Systems Theory, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Interpersonal Neurobiology.
Mia has extensive experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families in numerous settings including the San Francisco Unified School District, Jewish Family and Children’s Services, Safe and Sound, Kids’ Turn and private practice. Before joining the team at Wellspring, Mia served as the Executive Director of My Digital Tat2, a non-profit organization that provides educational workshops to adults, teens and children about how to be conscious and empathic digital citizens. Prior to obtaining her MSW, Mia was a producer at ABC News, and a communications consultant at Google. She is a graduate of Princeton University and the San José State University MSW program. She has learned the most about parenting from her two daughters, ages 21 and 18.
Mia is an avid yogi and enjoys hiking and exploring all over the bay area.
I had the pleasure of working with Mia and was impressed by her ability to quickly connect with even reluctant adolescent clients, and to help family members effectively express themselves and understand each other in family sessions. She is a warm and wise clinician.
Holly Pedersen, MFT, PhD
We were recommended to Wellspring Psychotherapy Center by our pediatrician when our teenage child was dealing with severe anxiety. We were fortunate to work with Mia Walker who helped our child cope, and better yet, gave her the necessary tools to manage her emotions, even during a time of crisis. We met with Mia as a family periodically, and as parents, we have improved our relationship with our daughter, enhanced our parenting skills and as a result, can better support our daughter. We are very grateful to Mia for helping us on this journey.
-Parent of 15 year old