Hi there! My name is Mimi Akhand and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist, with years of work with teenagers between the ages of 12- 19. I use a strength based, warm but also direct approach. I pull from different models, depending on what my clients’ needs are. My main focus in modalities is cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, solution focused and motivational interviewing.
I cover many areas, including anger management, anxiety, depression, life changes, relationship issues, dealing with parents, family conflict, trauma and so much more. Please feel free to ask if I address your needs.
Life has its ebs and flows. I am here to support and guide you during times of change, as well as when all is stable. I am here to empower you and highlight your strengths so you can grow into your best self. I know how personal the therapy process can be, so I give you so much gratitude for sharing your time and energy with me. I look forward to helping you heal.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
LGBT , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Emptiness , Family Problems , Guilt and Shame , Jealousy , Narcissism , Prejudice and Discrimination , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Social Anxiety and Phobia Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing
LMFT #001671 (Expires: 2022-06-30)
Mimi is the first therapist I've had who I've had an amazing experience with. She is great at her job in all the practical ways, but more than that I feel like she actually cares. I feel so relaxed when I talk to her, as if I'm talking to a friend about what I'm going through. That's something I've never had with a therapist and I really appreciate her for it.
Mimi is our third counselor with this program. The first one was good but took another position. The second one was not as good for my daughter. But Mimi is wonderful and my daughter loves working with her.
Mimi is kind, open and honest but not harsh. She almost feels like a friend in some ways. None of my sessions are scheduled and that works for me because I don't think my disorder is predictable enough for me to actually schedule time in. I like that I can message her whenever and she responds the next day.
Mimi is an absolute pleasure to talk to. She makes me feel so comfortable, heard, and understood. She also always has spot-on advice and is so amenable and understanding. Mimi is really starting to help me when so many therapists haven’t. I would highly recommend Mimi to anyone.
Mimi is super helpful! She's calm, kind and honest and I honestly couldn't ask for more from a therapist. She has been helping me through my relationship issues, family trauma and general anxiety. She's the best.
Mimi is wonderful! I look forward to our sessions every week and know I can count on her to provide the support I need. Schedules can be quite unpredictable on my end, but Mimi has been very proactive in times when I've had to cancel last minute . She works to ensure we meet as soon possible informing me of when she has last minute openings, etc. The chat feature has been an incredibly helpful tool, Mimi responds timely and thoughtfully. I'm very grateful for teen counseling and Mimi!
Mimi is the bomb! Always incredibly sweet, always there for you and gives you some solid advice.
She responds to me in a timely manner and if I don’t talk to her for a few days she asks how I am
I’ve struggled with a lot these past 2 years and Mimi has always been so understanding. She always knows the right things to say and is always so helpful. She’s the sweetest person I know. And always makes the effort to ensure I’m always okay. No matter what life throws at me she’s always puts me in the best frame of mind. I could have asked for a better counsellor. And now I can go into life with so much happiness :)
She’s the best and always pleasant to talk to. Very calm and collected and helps me understand
Mimi has been helping me for almost a year now, and she’s become so dear to me! she is always there to listen, is one of the most kind people i have ever spoken to, and talking to her is just so calming... she’s very, very understanding, nothing is too f*cked up for her to understand and support you with. whenever my mind betrays me and i’m falling, she’s my safety net, there to catch me. i’m extremely lucky to have her as my therapist.
Mimi is incredibly intuitive, caring, attentive, and has helped me see things about myself and my life, environment, relationships, that I’ve had difficulties seeing or understanding before. Overall my perspective in life has developed, matured, and I’ve learned skills to adapt, respond to, and handle life’s short and long-term challenges through my work with Mimi.
Mimi has been so wonderful for my mental health. I can tell she genuinely listens to me and responds with care. I really appreciate her attitude in sessions, where I can speak about what has happened recently in my life, and she can help direct the conversation to the greater issues I’ve been working to address. Cannot recommend her enough!
She’s very understanding and supportive. Very easy to talk to and always responds in a timely fashion!
I've gone through many counselors in the past but Mimi if the first one I found to actually help me. She listens and responds appropriately and helps me sort through my problems. She also reaches out when I don't respond for a few days.
My girlfriend and I had several sessions with Mimi, and she was great at both moving at a comfortable pace and addressing all of our concerns. It was easy to have conversations with her, I never felt like our sessions were rushed, and she always had helpful input and suggestions. I would highly recommend!
I’ve been working with Mimi for roughly 2 weeks now. She makes it very easy to talk to her and open up. Her responses are professional and to the point as well as delicate when needed. She’s very nice and easy to talk too, even for someone who wasn’t comfortable talking.
She is very kind and understanding. Her advice is super practical but also compassionate.
Mimi is the best, she helps me deal with myself at times when I feel completely lost.
I am thankful for all the love and support Mimi have bring to my life. She helps me to see the positive outcome of my decisions and always spend time to explain me how I shouldn’t take thing personally and grow from it. I’m forever thankful
Perfect situation - counseling at my convenience especially as I struggle to leave the house. Mimi has been extremely helpful in all different situations especially as scenarios change every day.
Mimi is the best. She helped me so much when I was going through a rough time. I don’t need to speak to her face to face as much anymore but I like knowing she is there if I need help. I would 100% recommend her.
A force of positive support and professional responses. I appreciate her ability to assess and reflect in a friendly and frank manner.
Mimi is so nice and helpful, honestly like a ray of sunshine.
I have found Mimi very accessible and understanding. So has my husband. We are working at a pace that is right for us.
Mimi was incredibly supportive through such a difficult time, she responded to messages quickly and was able to do calls and video calls with her on a regular basis which meant alot. She is incredibly warm and caring and felt she was really there for us, and she is really easy to open up to and share things with, I never felt judged, I felt I could say whatever I felt and could speak freely. Thanks so much Mimi for all the support in such a difficult time.
Mimi's advice has helped me so much, so far! She is a great listener and is that person I can lean on.