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Clinical Director, Supervisor, Senior Therapist (she/her/hers)


Mia Ruth is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and the founder and owner of Insight & Action Therapy. She provides psychotherapy services to adolescents, adults, and couples from a variety of backgrounds. 


Following a career in film and television production, Mia decided to combine her interest in identity development with her belief in the possibility for self-betterment and self-discovery through psychotherapy. She is deeply committed to helping individuals and couples understand how their feelings, thoughts, and behaviors impact their perceptions of their lives, selves, and relationships.


Mia holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies with a concentration in Cinema and Media Studies from Carleton College in Northfield, MN, and a Master of Arts degree in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness from New York University. She completed her clinical internship at IHI Therapy Center, an award-winning LGBTQ-affirmative psychotherapy center in Manhattan. 


Mia is a professional member of the American Counseling Association and the New York Mental Health Counselors Association. 


Mia provides an integrative therapeutic approach which includes traditional and evidence-based treatment methods. This integration allows her to develop individualized treatment plans rooted in clients’ unique goals and needs.

Although she utilize a variety of therapeutic modalities, she primarily draws from Psychodynamic Therapy and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), which is closely related to Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). While employing techniques from these methods, she provides a safe and non-judgmental space within which you can explore root causes of problematic thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, with the intent of working together to develop healthy thoughts and effective coping mechanisms.


"As someone who hasn't had great experiences in therapy, I was nervous to try again. I felt comfortable with Mia right away. She listens closely and seems to be genuinely interested in what I say. Her comments are kind and helpful and I can tell she understands me. For the first time, therapy is something that really feels like a good use of my time."

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