Mia Tootill, LMSW, CMT-P
I’m an integrative psychotherapist and certified mindfulness teacher who works with adolescents, families, and adults on a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, ADHD (both teens and adults), relationship challenges, and life transitions. Countless people today struggle with feelings of disconnection—psychotherapy can serve as a corrective experience, bringing healing through acceptance and attunement. Using a strengths-based, compassionate, and relational approach, I help my clients see themselves in a more expansive way, breaking down barriers to what is possible. When relevant, this includes addressing communication challenges through integrating strategies from interpersonal mindfulness and nonviolent communication (NVC). The question is not whether or not your emotions and needs are ok, but rather how to effectively process and share them with others.
Supporting High School, College Students, and Recent Grads
Young adulthood was already a challenging time for many at the start of 2020. Now it’s more complex than ever, between online learning, college students returning home, and a diminishing job market. I have been working with this demographic for most of my career and draw upon insights from working at a variety of higher education institutions to offer tailored off-campus services to college/graduate students and recent grads. I also work with high school juniors and seniors to cope ahead for whatever challenges may arise.
Mia Tootill holds an LMSW from New York University and is a certified mindfulness teacher (CMT-P) through the Interdependence Project in NYC. Prior to her career switch to psychotherapy, Mia was a professional musician and worked in Higher Education as a teacher and researcher for over a decade—she holds a Ph.D. in Musicology from Cornell University. Mia’s training includes Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), polyvagal theory-informed practice, and mindfulness training centered on compassion, interpersonal, and trauma-sensitive practices. Mia is also a Safe & Sound Protocol Provider—an auditory intervention designed to supplement talk therapy in tackling issues including anxiety, ADHD, sensory sensitivities, and trauma symptoms such as misophonia.