Miriam Andersen, LPC-MHSP (temp), MT-BC is a Staff Therapist and Music Therapist at The Refuge Center. She holds a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Trevecca Nazarene University and a Bachelors of Music in music therapy from Belmont University. Before working at The Refuge Center, she practiced as a board-certified music therapist for several years with survivors of domestic violence, sex trafficking, and addiction.
Miriam is passionate about sitting with those whose stories include anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationship challenges, and trauma of any kind. Her desire is to partner with others in their journey of restoring hope, dignity, peace, connection, and respect. She uses an integrative, experiential approach and is known for her attentive, consistent nature. She is trained in S.A.F.E. EMDR and incorporates person-centered approaches to support her clients at The Refuge Center. These modalities include: music therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, internal family systems, self-compassion, dialectical behavioral therapy, and emotionally focused therapy.
Miriam firmly believes that people are capable of transformation and healing through being truly seen and known.