Mikayla Hershberger, LLMSW
Education & credentials
- Masters of Social Work, Wayne State University
- Limited Licensed Social Worker, State of Michigan, 2020
I believe that taking care of your mental health should be a priority, and taking the steps to do so makes an individual very brave! Therapy should be a collaborative, team effort, and I want to ensure you are fully involved in the healing process. I aim to provide an empathically supportive environment to ensure comfortability and safety. I am eager to be a part of this new journey with you!
My treatment approach takes into consideration that mental health is impacted by various systems and factors in your life. With your help, we will improve your daily living through holistic methods of healing. By utilizing cognitive-behavioral strategies, my goal is to identify your strengths, empower you, and to achieve your goals inside and outside of our therapy sessions.
Growing up, mental health was never really discussed, both in my home and in my community. Once I was in my late teens, I endured my first traumatic event, which was followed by several more within just two years. I experienced first-hand what it was like to go through something that my peers or other family members have not experienced, and I remember how lonely I felt. Once I started to learn about mental health and sought out support, my life as a whole improved so much! I want to be able to educate individuals on the importance and power of mental health and be a strong support system for them.
What do you love doing more than anything in the world?
Traveling to new, beautiful places and soaking up the sun!
What is the self-care strategy you use most often?
Exercising and eating healthy!
What was your dream job in elementary school?
I have always loved animals, and I wanted to be a veterinarian.
What is your favorite movie of all time?
All three of the Iron Man movies!
Describe your ideal vacation. Has it happened yet?
Hiking in the mountains and to beautiful waterfalls! Oregon and Washington are on my list for my next vacation.
What is the most delicious meal you can imagine?
Creamy fettuccine alfredo with blackened salmon