Mia Walker, Therapist in San Francisco, California — Zencare
Mia Freund Walker
Zencare Vetted

Mia Freund Walker

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
California Accepting Online
San Francisco Accepting In-person
Updated February 2, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Communication issues
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Parenting

Professional statement

Mia Freund Walker is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in San Francisco, California. Her work focuses on college students, young adults, early and mid-career professionals, and parents. Her warmth, compassion and humor foster a welcoming and collaborative environment in which clients can speak openly and develop positive approaches to problem solving.

Mia’s professional background gives her a unique perspective on life outside the therapeutic setting. Before attending grad school and while raising her now-adult children, she worked as a journalist at ABC News in New York and as a communications consultant at Google in San Francisco. Her career in media and technology, where she saw the profound impact technology has on human behavior, drove her to pursue a career in which she could move beyond the role of objective bystander to proactive participant by helping others achieve full and meaningful lives.

Mia’s approach is strengths-based, direct, nurturing and results-oriented. She uses evidence-based treatment of depression, anxiety and self-defeating behaviors. She relies on proven strategies to help clients cope with loss, divorce and other major life transitions. She works to help clients realize their personal and professional goals, strive for less anxiety and more joy in their lives and relationships, and engage in the healthy use of technology.

Mia’s diverse experience enhances her ability to help individuals find careers that match their strengths and passions, and to achieve work-life balance. She has expertise in coaching parents struggling with the dual demands of work and family, an ever-increasing problem in the current work-from-home era. She believes that therapy provides valuable tools for developing the skills, language and awareness needed to cope with and thrive in our hyper-connected world.

With therapy comes progress.

Mia’s practice offers both telehealth and in-person sessions.


Message to clients

I specialize in working with students, young adults, early and mid-career professionals, and parents. Specific areas of expertise include job and academic pressure, family and career issues, work/life balance, building healthy relationships, major life transitions, divorce, loss, parenting challenges, and healthy use of technology. My passion and goal as a therapist, is to help you break free of patterns and behaviors that get in in the way of living and experiencing a full life.

It is normal to go through periods of struggle, conflict, or loneliness. If you need help coping with anxiety, depression, self-defeating-behaviors, work stress, or relationship challenges -- you don't need to struggle alone. I use warmth, compassion, and humor to help you gain insight into yourself and develop a clear path forward.

My approach is strengths based, results-oriented, nurturing, and direct. I build trusting relationships and create a judgement free zone so you can feel safe opening up. I offer tools and strategies to help you make positive changes that allow you to find more ease and enjoyment in your daily life.

I'm happy to schedule a free phone or video consultation so you can learn more about my practice, and how I could help you.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Communication issues - Developing effective interpersonal skills in relationships withpartners, families, and co-workers; using healthy methods of communication to convey needs and respond to others

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Mia Walker is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $225 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $185 - $225

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8:30AM - 6PM
  • Tue 8:30AM - 6PM
  • Wed 8:30AM - 6PM
  • Thu 8:30AM - 3PM
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

San Francisco practice
3661 Buchanan Street, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, California 94123
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8:30AM - 6PM
  • Tue 8:30AM - 6PM
  • Wed 8:30AM - 6PM
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Psychotherapy Practice , Therapist, 2018 - Present
Wellspring Psychotherapy Center, Therapist, 2017 - 2020
Holly Pedersen PhD - Psychotherapy Practice , Associate Clinician , 2015 - 2017
My Digital Tat2, Executive Director , 2015 - 2016
Jewish Family and Children's Services, Clinical Case Manager - Adults 18-65, 2014 - 2015
Safe & Sound, TALK Line Counselor, 2009 - 2011
Kids' Turn , Workshop Leader/Facilitator, 2009 - 2010

San Jose State University, Master of Social Work, 2014
Princeton University, Bachelor of Arts, 1987


Licensure

California: 80463


Languages

English


Client testimonials

"I am really enjoying my experience with Mia. She is thoughtful and insightful and have found my time with her extremely helpful after only a few sessions. I'm really looking forward to continuing to work with her!"
- Zencare client • March 2022