Born and raised in Berkeley, Mikkela completed her undergraduate studies in psychology at California Sate University, Northridge. Prior to joining Playa Vista Mental Health, she worked as a supervisor in residential care at Aviva Family & Children’s services, providing foster youth a therapeutic and supportive setting to address behaviors and trauma responses associated with experiences of abuse, abandonment, and/or neglect.
Mikkela spends her free time enjoying hiking in the area, singing karaoke, and practicing amateur photography. Her goal is to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and provide mental health services to disadvantaged foster youth in LA County.
Mikkela is here to support the clients, therapists and psychiatrists of Playa Vista Mental Health with any and all administrative and operational needs.