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Therapist in Lansing, Michigan,
Bonnie Miriani, LMSW, CAADC

Provider Type: Therapist

Provider Gender: Female

Serving: 18-65+

Therapist in Lansing, Michigan, Bonnie Miriani, LMSW, CAADC

Bonnie Miriani, LMSW, CAADC

Philosophy

I believe in meeting individuals where they are at; being present, respectful, warm and authentic. Being non-judgmental, inclusive, friendly, encouraging, compassionate, empathetic and motivating while using Strength Based Perspectives, CBT, Systems Theory, Solution Focused, Trauma Informed, and Mindfulness tools and techniques to guide the therapeutic process.

Personal Statement

Congratulations on taking the first of many steps towards your journey of self-discovery, self-reflection, self-care and healing. And for those of you who have been in therapy before, its an opportunity to re-assess life goals, direction and seek additional insight and purpose. A non-judgmental, inclusive, friendly, encouraging, compassionate, empathetic and motivating relationship will guide our therapeutic practice towards personal healing.

About Me Interview

What do you love doing more than anything in the world?
With the busy-ness of life, its always nice to spend quality time with my wife and son, whether its relaxing by a fire, grabbing frozen yogurt, cooking, taking drives or simply sitting in the same room texting one another!

What is the self-care strategy you use most often?
Enjoying moments cooking, putting together photo books, polishing Petoskey stones, reading, relaxing at a baseball game or watching a movie.

What was your dream job when you were in elementary school?
I didn’t really have one. But, 25 years later I am proud I became a social worker. As a family of social workers and other helping professions, our motto was cherish the privilege of helping those along their journey through life.

What is your favorite movie of all time?
Too many to list, but my all-time favorites would be League of their Own, Mamma Mia (Part 1), any of the Rocky movies, Pretty Woman,  Moonstruck, Birdcage, ET, and Dance with Me.

Describe your ideal vacation? Has it happened yet?
A couple of years ago, my family and I took a week-long trip to Cozumel to celebrate my father-in-laws 85 th birthday. It was definitely a trip of a lifetime for all of us. We snorkeled, listened to live Mexican/Caribbean music by the sea, ate local food and spent hours at the MEGA, a supermarket city where one can buy just about anything to make a Cozumel trip memorable and authentic, visited hard working local vendors, and spent a day at the historic pyramids of Chichen Itza. My next dream vacation would be Hong Kong, for many reasons. The rich culture, scenery, endless Street Food Vendors and because one of my best friends was born and raised there. When she travels, I love to live vicariously through her posts.

What is the most delicious meal you can imagine? Authentic Mexican food (green/red chili, beans, fresh tortillas) from Hatch, New Mexico, preferably prepared by my mother or late grandmother. It was through both of these incredibly strong women that I learned invaluable life lessons on family, love, compassion, work ethic, doing your best in all situations, family, forgiveness, loyalty and most importantly sharing the most intimate parts of yourself with those you deeply care about. Now, it brings me infinite warmth and joy to hear my son and his friends say, you make the best rice ever!

Education

  • M.A. Social Work, Michigan State University
  • Fully Licensed Social Worker, State of Michigan
  • Certified Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor (CAADC)
  • Board Member of the Lansing Area AIDS Network (LAAN)
  • Bilingual in Spanish & English

Treatment Areas

  • Abuse/Domestic Violence
  • Adoption/Foster Care
  • Alcohol & Drug Use Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Couples/Marital Counseling
  • Depression
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Divorce/Separation

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • BCBS Michigan
  • Blue Care Network
  • Blue Care Network MCR ADV
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield of MI MR Advantage
  • CHAMPS Medicaid
  • Cigna
  • Compsych
  • Health Alliance Plan
  • McLaren
  • Mclaren Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Medicare Railroad
  • MediNcrease
  • MULTIPLAN
  • Optum
  • Physicians Health Plan
  • Priority Health
  • Priority Health Care Medicare

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