Therapist Miriam Geiger smiling while sitting in a office.

Online Therapy in California and Illinois

Miriam Geiger - Licensed Psychotherapist

I’m Miriam (she/her), an online therapist serving people in California and Illinois.

Since 2013 I’ve been helping people overcome their challenges and have fulfilling lives and relationships.

I became a therapist after a decade of working in the corporate sector. I witnessed first hand how the incessant pressure to keep striving, producing, and reaching for perfection wore on folks. I saw how the need to conform, shrink smaller, and constantly produce led to frustration, confusion, anxiety, hopelessness and so much more.

I’m dedicated to creating a place where you can step away from productivity-driven culture to slow down and check-in with deeper aspects of being alive.

If you’re ready to dig in and get to know every part of yourself, let’s get started.

Miriam Geiger seated on couch taking notes in therapy session

My Values as Your Therapist:

Clarity and Transparency

I believe in open communication and will provide clear explanations of our therapeutic process, goals, and strategies. I'll provide you with ideas and feedback regarding our work together.

Empowerment, Not Judgment

I am here to empower you, not judge you or make decisions for you. I am committed to fostering a judgment-free zone where you can freely explore your experiences without fear of being criticized or misunderstood.

You Are Already Enough

Our work together is not about changing or fixing you into some perfect, idealized person. Instead, we will work together to discover and embrace your true self.

Therapy Works

Therapy is a collaborative effort, and I firmly believe in its effectiveness when you actively engage in the process. I will be there to guide and support you every step of the way.

Am I the right therapist for you?​

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What to expect in our sessions:

Therapy is custom fit to you and your needs, but there are a few things that hold true for all of my work:

  • I’m going to get to know you really well. I ask a lot of questions and listen very closely to what you say.
  • I will offer feedback and new perspectives to think about.
  • Sometimes I might say something that is hard to hear or you disagree with – this is perfectly okay and a natural part of the therapeutic process.
  • I want to know when I get something wrong.
  • I’m not particularly chipper but look forward to celebrating your successes with you with genuine enthusiasm. 
  • I’m going to let you “drive” – therapy is much more effective when you are the one leading the direction of our sessions.
  • If you get stuck I’m there to give you directions and be a companion, not to take take the wheel.
  • If you like technical terms, the therapeutic methods that inform my work the most are Psychodynamic Theory, Psychoanalytic Theory, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Trauma Informed Therapy, and Attachment Theory

Licenses

  • California Licenses: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #120935 & Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor #9774
  • Illinois License: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #166.001516

Education

  • Master of Arts in Integral Counseling Psychology from The California Institute of Integral Studies
  • Traineeship and Advanced Associateship completed at The Pacific Center for Human Growth, an LGBTQ+ Mental Health Clinic

Certifications

  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for Couples, Externship Completed
  • Certificate in Dream Work Teacher Training from Atlantic University

Affliations

  • Gaylesta: The Psychotherapist Association for Gender & Sexual Diversity
  • The Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California
  • The American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists