Meet Miriam Fasoli: Holistic, Relational, Process-Oriented
Miriam Fasoli is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#102401) and employs mind-body techniques in a down-to-earth way. She has experience in working at schools as both a teacher and as a mental health therapist. After graduating summa cum laude from Brandeis University with B.A.s in Anthropology and Fine Arts, she decided to enter the school system as a teacher through Teach for America in Houston, Texas. Realizing her passion for exploring all that may interfere with students’ mental health and academics, she decided to pursue her penchant for the mind-body connection, and has an M.A. in Counseling Psychology: Holistic Studies from John F. Kennedy University. Since then, she has re-entered the educational system--now as a mental health therapist, for four years. Her education, along with her somatic awareness as a yoga teacher, allows Miriam to approach mental health in a holistic way.
Miriam believes that therapy is an interactive and relational process. She is not your average "talk therapist" (unless she notices that you respond best with that), but rather integrates expressive arts, role play, CBT, DBT, and mindfulness into her approach. In fact, Miriam focuses on both content (the story that your words are telling me) and process (how you tell me your story). Her goal is to re-create experiences that allow both your left-brain (the logical, rational, language-oriented hemisphere) and your right-brain (the "artist," image-maker, subconscious) to participate. Often times, we experience something that may trigger a particular response or reaction and we may not fully understand the "why" behind it; in fact, it may be something that happened in the pre-verbal stage, when we weren't fully able to cognitively make sense of what happened. Miriam may invite you to draw, co-create a guided imagery/visualization, bring awareness to your body, and become curious about the different parts that make up you.
- Individual, couple, and family therapist at The Process Therapy Institute (Campbell, CA)
- School counselor for Counseling and Support Services for Youth at Redwood Middle School (Saratoga, CA)
- School Counselor at St. Lawrence Elementary and Middle School (Santa Clara, CA)
- School Counselor at Horace Cureton Elementary School (San Jose, CA)
- Ninth Grade English Teacher through Teach for America (Houston, TX)
- Program Manager at Bill Wilson Center for the following Medi-Cal programs: SOS Youth Crisis, School Linked Services (serving all of San Jose Unified School District), and Adult Outpatient (18-30 years old)
- Therapeutic Crisis Intervention certified through Cornell University
- 51/50 certified at Bill Wilson Center
- Process Therapy Institute Mirror Training Program (14 months)
- MA John F. Kennedy University (Counseling Psychology: Holistic Studies)
- BA Brandeis University (summa cum laude with honors in Anthropology & Fine Arts)
Published Thesis: "Double Liminality: Questioning Religious Identity at Brandeis University"
SIT Study Abroad, Arts & Culture Program, Delhi, India
- CAMFT, California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists
- AAMFT, American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy