Miranda pool, Masters of education, nationally certified counselor
I specialize in treating children and pre-teens ages 3-13. I am a passionate expert on child development, attachment, adoption, complex developmental trauma, and neurodiverse learners including autism spectrum disorders, ADHD and more. I serve children from a creative, client-centered, whole-hearted orientation that aims to speak directly to the heart of each child. I believe more and more every day that my purpose on this planet is to contribute to peace by healing the minds and hearts of children, and I strive to live up to this calling each day of my life. I received my B.A from Brown University, my M.Ed from Vanderbilt University, and have trained under Dr. David Cross in Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) for children from hard places at the Karyn Purvis Institute for Child Development and in Neuroscience, Mindfulness and Modern Yoga for Transforming Trauma with Dr. Jim Hopper at Kripalu Institute. I have also served as adjunct faculty at Vanderbilt educating future school counselors about how to best help exceptional learners. I have spent my career serving children with unique needs and their families in both schools and hospital settings. I view my role as a therapist to the child and a supportive consultant to the parent/guardian. I believe in the transformative power of relationship, in the power of play and connection, in the intersection of neuroscience with shared humanity, and in a strengths-based mindset for all individuals with whom I work. In addition to being a joyful member of the NCTP team, I currently work full-time as a school-based counselor with unique learners at Currey Ingram Academy. Apart from my work, I joyfully celebrate the beauty of life through hiking, painting, teaching and practicing yoga, visiting my family on both coasts (Boston born and raised with a brother in California!), and attempting recipes for difficult and overly ambitious baked goods.
Education, Trainings and Specializations
Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) Practitioner
Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200)
Certified ChildLight Yoga Instructor
B.A, Brown University
M.Ed, Vanderbilt University
Additional graduate study: Lesley University (Expressive Therapies), Trevecca Nazarene University (Clinical Mental Health)
I am pursuing LPC-MHSP licensure under the supervision of Dr. Alissa Beuerlein. Due to ethical and legal conflict of interest, I am unable to accept clients who are current students in any grade at Currey Ingram Academy, current employees of CIA, or family members of current employees at CIA.
Rate: 90$/Clinical Hour