Still Waters Therapy is a growing group practice founded by Makela Mims, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 8 years of experience of helping women find what peace means to them. Throughout the years, we’ve evolved to provide customized care to a wide range of specialties, including services for children, teens, individual adults, couples, and blended families.
We understand the difficulties that come with facing big changes—and more importantly, we understand the emotional pain they can cause. Meet the team that will listen and walk with you on this journey to help quiet that inner storm and restore peace within your life.
My therapeutic approach is clearly much different than the typical traditional therapy style. My approach is eclectic, and I use a variety of modalities and orientations such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Shadow Work Therapy and Reality Therapy. I approach therapy under the impression that my clients are the experts on their lives and experiences. I am merely a tool or guide to help you to discover the best parts of yourself while understanding that it is through the pain of life that often brings us to therapy because we are no longer comfortable with aspects of our lives. I wholeheartedly believe that it is out of opposition that opportunities of growth can happen. No one escapes pain in this life, but it does not have to keep us in a state of depression and or anxiety. I believe that with time and determination towards self-love, self-acceptance, and self-awareness that we can all have a better quality in life internally and externally.
I believe the therapy space is one that evokes vulnerability, compassion, and understanding. It is not an easy feat to open up to someone about our inner struggles and hope that the therapy space I create values that vulnerability. My passion lies in evoking a more compassionate understanding of ourselves and honing that ability to live a more fulfilling life. I have experience finding that compassion in the treatment of all eating disorders, co-occurring symptoms that arise from battling an eating disorder, depression, anxiety, relational attachment wounds, the inner battle of negative self-worth, and trauma related struggles. I am equally passionate about health at every size treatment and care. I am also trained in brainspotting and EMDR to aid in the treatment of trauma, anxiety, depression symptoms, attachment wounding, and co-occurring symptoms. It would be an honor to meet you and provide a space to see you and all your parts compassionately.
My name is Makela Mims, and I’m a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I was born and raised in San Francisco, California and I specialize in anxiety and depression in African American women, couples therapy, and blended families.
I’m a woman in transition, scared and unsure of my next move. I’m afraid I will fail. I’m afraid that I’m not good enough.
I’m a woman who is unfulfilled and uncertain. No one knows the heavy weight of inadequacy and fear of abandonment I carry daily. My smile is the mask I wear to to hide the pain of my insecurities. No one sees the real me.