Miki Goerdt (She/her)


Art therapist who specializes in working with people of color, immigrants, and individuals over 60 years old. Telehealth only.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Falls Church, VA

  • Individual
  • Group

About My Clients

Are you a person of color who has been told you are too sensitive? Or you've been told you over-react? Have you felt like you don't belong? Racism and other "-ism" constantly affect our well-being and a sense of belonging, and they can make you feel invalidated. I am here to validate, examine, and problem-solve your experiences together in order for you to feel well. I welcome people who are older than 18, and especially those over 60--You are never too old to change and transform yourself!

My Background and Approach

I partner with you to explore why you feel, think, and behave in certain ways. Your feelings are trying to say something to you---We'll work together to figure out what they mean. Self-awareness gives us more power to let go of unhelpful beliefs and welcome new ways of living. As an artist, I learn about myself the most through painting and other method of art making. And I find this to be true for others who come and see me. My style of art therapy brings out what thoughts affect you negatively and find ways to transform yourself. Through art making and talking, I will help you find ways to reduce self-criticism and bring more compassion to yourself and others. I am a strong believer of anti-racism and anti-ageism practice. I am committed to practicing therapy in ways that reduce discrimination and its impact--in you as well as in the larger society. A lot of hope and healing can come from exploring your racial/cultural identities in therapy sessions.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Being an immigrant/minority myself, I welcome individuals with various ethnic and racial backgrounds. I moved from Japan to the U.S. 20 years ago. Moving between countries/cultures creates a unique set of challenges. So does being a person of color in this country. I strive to create a safe and inclusive space for you. Our session can be in English or Japanese. I also want to create an inclusive and age-friendly society. Respecting older adults is very important to me. Each year, we become older. And wiser. Let's remember it's never too late to love ourselves and live life in a way that creates emotional wellness.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Cigna
  • Medicare
  • CareFirst
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Buddhism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 17 years of practice
  • Languages: English, 日本語
  • Rate: $150 - 185/session

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