Lia Stiles, MSW, LSW (She/Her/Hers)
Lia is a Licensed New Jersey Social Worker working toward obtaining her clinical license. Lia received her Bachelor and Master of Social Work from Monmouth University. She has additional training in Motivational Interviewing and has experience working with skills from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Lia has clinical experience working with adults 18 years and older struggling with a variety of mental health issues, including mood disorders, anxiety, and depression.
In her work with clients, Lia creates a warm and safe space for all. Lia focuses on using coping skills to help individuals navigate life with more ease. She also brings in concepts from her training as a yoga instructor, including breathwork, mindfulness, and meditation. Lia integrates these practices into her approach to counseling, working with the body, mind, and spirit to improve overall mental health and wellbeing.
Lia enjoys working with clients who may be struggling with the challenges of anxiety, depression, or adverse life experiences. Lia collaborates with her clients to create their own goals for therapy and move at a comfortable pace towards them. She draws on strategies from Motivational Interviewing to support her clients in exploring barriers to change and helps them navigate toward growth and insight. Lia is passionate about bringing body-based and neurobiological processes into session, helping her clients gain a better understanding of the underlying causes of their emotional responses.
During her free time, Lia enjoys teaching and taking yoga classes, and spending time connecting with friends and family. Lia has a passion for creating art and reading, as well as discovering new places and good food. She is always on the hunt for new crystals and new tarot decks.
When you start to feel like things should have been better this year, remember the mountains and valleys that got you here. They are not accidents and those moments weren’t in vain. You are not the same; you have grown and you are growing. You are breathing, you are living. You are wrapped in endless, boundless grace. And things will get better. There is more to you than yesterday.
– Morgan Harper Nichols