River Mihok, MS, LMSW (she/her/hers)
Telehealth - Virtual Appointments Only
We all have times in life when we become overwhelmed by life events. We all have times when the coping skills we have just aren’t enough for what we’re dealing with. In times like these we usually just want life to be easier, but we don’t know how or what to do. We want things to be better, and we want to be not just surviving but thriving and living our best life. This is often the time when individuals decide to seek therapy.
I specialize in helping kids and adults build ‘toolkits’ - sets of skills that can help them better cope with current life difficulties and have success dealing with future challenges. I teach a variety of coping skills that individuals can begin to apply immediately to learn how to successfully manage daily stressors as well as their extraordinary stressors. This combined with traditional talk therapy allows clients to gain skills that become a foundation of stability- meaning our work helps with current problems and also brings long-term solutions for sustainable health and resiliency. I believe everyone deserves to feel good about themselves and lead their best life.
In my work with children I believe, as Ross Greene says, that "kids do well when they can” and I endeavor to work with kids and their parents to jump start the ability for kids to do well. I work on increasing coping skills for kids so that they can learn how to respond more adaptively to situations. Oftentimes, when appropriate, I also work to help parents be more attuned to their child and we work together to repair breaks and disconnects in the parent-child relationship and to help build a more secure parent–child relationship.
I am honored to work with my clients in achieving that by offering a safe, friendly, and supportive experience in which clients end up equipped to better handle their life experiences, thereby feeling less stressed, more resilient, capable and happier.
I graduated from Loyola University in Maryland with my Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and have spent over 20 years in the mental health field.
River's Counseling Info
in a Snapshot
River Provides Telehealth Counseling Only
Children + their Families
Children ages 5 - 17
Adults ages 18 - 24
Insurance + Payment
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Highmark Health Options
Sliding Scale (based on financial need)