restoring balance in an unbalanced world.
Holistic Healing, Community Driven, Space Holder, Mindful Motivation and Movement, Soulful Supporter, Grounding Connection, Advocate
Areas of expertise.
Disabilities, Health Issues, Life Transitions, Trauma, Pre/Postnatal, Anxiety, Mindfulness, Family Health, Aging, Depression
Person-centered, Strength-based, Explorative, Collaborative, Narrative therapy, Solution-focused, Mindfulness
It’s important to me to provide a space that celebrates your unique experience, and to help you explore what’s necessary to feel your best. I strive to be a mindful, supportive listener that encourages and assists you as you navigate life’s obstacles. I want to empower you to recognize your inner strengths and to help you apply those strengths to achieve your goals.
I hope to bring humor, connection, and open-minded support to our sessions. To provide a space that promotes self-empowerment, allowing you to recognize challenges, create realistic goals, initiate change, and dive deeper into what works best for you.
It may be when we no longer know what we have to do, we have come to our real work, and that when we no longer know which way to go, we have begun our real journey
Miranda Talkington LGSW
Appalachian Life Enrichment Counseling Center
Earth Child, Yogi, Wife, Mother, Advocate, Empath, Old Soul, Hippie Homesteader
I am a native West Virginian with a strong desire to celebrate our wonderful state, while also providing positive support to the people who live here. I grew up with a parent with a disability, which led me to pursue a career in social work. This lifelong experience has led me to approach life with an appreciation for every experience and empathy for others.
Upon completion of my Master’s degree I moved to Oregon, to experience the Pacific Northwest. Three years later, due to a series of family health issues, I found myself back in West Virginia. Returning home has led me to realize how fortunate we are to have a sense of community and support that is wholly unique compared to other places.
I like to spend as much time as possible outdoors celebrating nature’s beauty and exploring new places. I recently became a mother and that experience really impacted my desire to support women throughout their pregnancy, as well as postpartum.
My hopes are to one day own a therapeutic farm that celebrates the native plants of West Virginia and creates a sanctuary for others to connect with the land, learn skills to grow and raise their own food, as well as offer a place to reset in a busy world filled with distraction. It is important for me to use what we are given and try to creatively reuse things to make a brighter, cleaner, world.
Miranda is a Licensed Graduate Social Worker in the state of West Virginia, as well as a Registered Yoga Alliance Teacher. Miranda holds a Master’s and Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work with an emphasis on direct practice.
Miranda’s work experience has focused on working with people with disabilities, community engagement, life transitions, and program development. She has worked as a program manager at WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities overseeing two grants that serve people with Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI). She’s worked as a Counselor with college students whom are first generation and/or have a disability. She has also served as the program director for a day program for adults and children with disabilities. While in that role she was fortunate to receive a grant to create a sensory garden that was accessible and offered horticulture therapy to the participants.
Licensed Graduate Social Worker
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST):
Living Works September 2020
Certified Brain Injury Specialist/Trainer: Brain Injury
Alliance December 2020
Certified Yoga Teacher