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About Our Founder

Hello, Beautiful Minds! I'm Mia Malika and I am the founder of Mia Malika & Associates and Beautiful Minds. I'm first generation Nigerian-American and a multi-state licensed LCSW.  I was literally born to help others, anyone who knows me will adamantly agree with this statement. Thus, I have an immense passion for improving the lives of those around me because well...if you are good, it makes it better for everyone around you, too :-)

I have US licensure as an LCSW in FL, GA, VA, and CO. I completed my master's degree in Social Work (MSW) at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, GA, and completed my undergraduate degree in Psychology (BS) at Walden University. I've worked in many clinical settings from community agencies to state and local government as well as crisis stabilization and both inpatient and outpatient hospital settings. I have over 15 years in the business of therapy and counseling and in my early years in the field, I volunteered my time and resources to work with nonprofits helping youth, incarcerated populations, and their families and survivors of crime. Who was I before life as a therapist?  I was a Regional Director of HR for a Fortune 500 company, and after that, I did HR Consulting for small businesses under my own branded HR Consulting company. As a side note, I stay up on my HR Law and legalese, so if you have any HR questions, let me know, LOL.

On a more personal note, I am the mother of 4 amazing young men, and "Mimi" to one beautiful granddaughter. I love to cook - and eat - I'm definitely a foodie. I love to travel and I divide my time being "home" in the US with being "home" in Nigeria. I'm a die-hard Mary J. Blige fan and an old school hip-hop junkie. I'm a real person...I just happen to be a therapist.

 

I am constantly reinventing and rebranding myself in order to grow into the best version of myself. This is something I think we should all do when we hit a wall - reinvent! And the truth is, when you enter therapy you are looking to be the very best "you" possible. Successfully accomplishing this takes reinventing your thoughts, ideals, and how you process. In therapy, you literally are who you say you are. Now who you are?  That's up to you, but I would personally love to be a part of the breakthrough.

 

I'm so glad you stopped by, I look forward to getting to know you ;-)

  • Depression and Anxiety

  • Relationships / Marriage

  • Sex and Intimacy

  • Life Transitions

  • Self Love / Self Confidence

  • PTSD / Trauma

  • Sexual / Physical Abuse

  • Religious Trauma

  • Spirituality

  • Stress

  • Gender Identity Support

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