Miranda Thornton – Therapist / Play Therapist, LMSW, CSAT-Candidate, Safe and Sound Protocol

Miranda forms a collaborative relationship with clients, empowering them to gain awareness of their needs. She is certified in Safe and Sound Protocol which helps reset the nervous system using low frequency music. She is currently training to become a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist. She specializes in working with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, substance abuse, and interpersonal relationships through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, Motivational interviewing, and person-centered approaches. She is experienced in working with foster youth and their families, and has provided individual, group, and family therapy for adolescents in substance abuse and residential treatment.


  • Master’s Degree in Social Work
  • CSAT-Candidate
  • Safe and Sound Protocol

Therapy Specialities

Family Therapy

For each family member at-risk, there is a larger family system in place. If the individual is treated while the family is not, the cycle of dysfunction may continue. Many concerns can be addressed through family therapy, including grief & loss, life adjustments, behavioral or school issues, conflict resolution, communication, and mental and physical illness.

Dialectic Behavioral Therapy

The right time to come to couples counseling is – when you decide you want to improve your relationship. In couples therapy, the relationship is the client. The therapist consults with the couple to define the problems they want to address and identify desired treatment outcomes. The therapist will ask each partner about their history with and  without the other partner in the room. 

Teen Therapy

Teens who may be experiencing maladaptive, unsafe and unhealthy coping, patterns of unstable relationships, impulsive and possibly risky behaviors, and emotional upheaval will benefit from this group by developing mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness skills. 

What do all those initials mean?
  • ACS – Approved Clinical Supervisor
  • CAP – Certified Addictions Professional
  • CRC – Certified Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Ed.D. – Doctor of Education
  • Ed.S. – Education Specialist
  • LAPC – Licensed Associate Professional Counselor
  • LPC – Licensed Professional Counselor
  • M.Ed. – Master of Education
  • MS – Master of Science
  • MSW – Master of Social Work
  • NCC – National Certified Counselor