PAULA MILEY, MA, AMFT, RYT, (She/Her/Hers), is a South Central Los Angeles native, that has worked within the field of crisis services and counseling for 20 years. As a survivor of childhood trauma, she understands the importance of incorporating both talk therapy and somatic practices such as movement, sound and body/breath awareness into the healing journey.
Paula continues to provide crisis counseling to LGBTQI+ youth at the Trevor Project in West Hollywood, CA where she has also mentored new crisis line counselors. Bridging her past work in domestic violence/intimate partner violence response and advocacy, she provides low fee counseling services via the L.A. County Victims of Crime program. During her free time, she teaches yoga to school-aged youth in the city of Watts, incorporating regulation and resilience skills via the program, Yoga for Youth. The program was created to reach incarcerated youth impacted by the three strikes law in the 90’s and has since expanded worldwide.
In addition to counseling, Paula conducts workshops on resilience, vicarious trauma, somatic practices for caregivers and those working within the helping professions. She is a member of the Carl Rogers Center for the Studies of the Person and dedicated resilience-building advocate for those facing ongoing marginalization and/or crisis. Private practice therapy is offered in the cities of Highland Park and Encino, while she teaches a give to receive donation based yoga class, at RAMA East every Tuesday 6pm in West Adams.