Mia Mattingly


MA Master of Arts
Licensed Professional Counselor-Associate
Supervised by Lauren Masciarelli, M.A., LMFT-S, LPC-S

Mia specializes in helping adult individuals, couples/intimate partnerships, and families find support and healing when faced with challenges related to grief and loss, depression, anxiety, mistrust, an inability to form or keep meaningful relationships, and self-hatred. Mia has a plethora of experience working with trauma and its related diagnoses, neurodivergence, gender/sexual identity, and grief and loss as relates to death, terminal illness/caretaking, infertility, and disenfranchised grief. Mia’s passion lies in cultivating a space for clients that holds all the complexity of their experience with grace by emphasizing meaningful connection to others, self-compassion, and joy.
Something I often tell my clients is that we experience the world through our bodies – our minds, our emotions, are as much physical as they are cognitive. Much of my work will focus on using my knowledge of interpersonal neurobiology to increase my clients’ trust in their ability to recognize, address, and integrate their physical and emotional needs. For couples/partnerships and families, the early work is cultivating a space where each member feels honored and supported by the other. For individuals, they will be encouraged to learn how to watch their own minds, comfort themselves through difficult emotions, and build a sense of self-efficacy.

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  • Abuse – Emotional/Physical/Sexual
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Career Counseling/Career Transitions
  • Communication
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Grief & Loss
  • Intimate Partner Violence
  • Life Transitions/Changes
  • Loneliness
  • Panic Attacks
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Positive Discipline
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Religious Trauma
  • Stress Management
  • Self-Esteem
  • Setting Boundaries
  • Social Skills
  • Trauma
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  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB)
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Gottman Method
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Discipline
  • Strengths-Based
counseling client focus


  • Teens
  • Young Adults (18-30)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
therapy cost fees


  • $145 for 50-minute Individual or Couples Session
  • $155 for 50-minute Parenting Session
  • $165 for 50-minute Family Session
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Working With Mia

To schedule a session with Mia CLICK HERE to fill out our appointment request form. Please be sure to select Mia Mattingly as the therapist you are most interested in working with.

A little about me

Mia moved to Austin in the summer of 2017 with her husband and two cats – two litter-mate sisters she affectionately calls “The Golden Girls” for their crotchety antics. Since then, she has adopted a third cat who adds a delightful element of chaos to the bunch. When not working, you can find Mia at home reading, writing, gaming, playing piano, or tending her houseplants. You might also catch her “out in the wild” at a coffee shop, as close to her natural habitat as it gets.

Mia graduated from St. Mary’s College of Maryland in 2016 with a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Minors in Creative Writing and Psychology. In 2023, she graduated from St. Edward’s University with her Master’s of Arts Degree in Counseling. She is a licensed LPC-Associate in the State of Texas, supervised by Lauren Masciarelli, LMFT-S, LPC-S.