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Miles Oakner In Boca Raton, FL
Miles Oakner In Boca Raton, FL

My name is Miles Oakner, and I am a Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern with a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. My approach to counseling is unique, as I utilize active therapy through sports, art, games, music, and many other activities, as a means of connecting with my clients. Children and teens are more comfortably open to process their emotions and build a positive therapeutic relationship when engaging in fun activities, such as tossing a football, drawing a picture, or playing a board game. I believe that therapy is an experience that a child can enjoy, rather than dread. I favor strength-based therapy, meaning, clients will work in sessions to improve their mindset and develop a positive view of their daily life and overall world, enhancing the strengths they already possess. Clients will be able to perceive themselves as resourceful and resilient when faced with adversity. I also incorporate positive psychology, encouraging clients to develop an optimistic future, using positive coping methods, as well as increasing self-esteem and confidence.

            Working with children has always been a passion of mine, from working at summer camps, to coaching basketball, and now, as a psychotherapist. I find a great sense of purpose in facilitating a child’s growth toward their best and truest self. Children today are faced with overwhelming stress and adversity in school, sports, social groups, online, and/or in the home. The pressure to fit in with peers, regulate emotions, and maintain good grades are all consistent stressors. Unfortunately, not every child has the support or skills needed to cope. When I can create a trusting relationship with a child/teen that allows me to support them through successes, as well as challenges, I know that therapeutic success is possible. 

            In addition to counseling, I also coach youth basketball, which has heavily influenced my unique approach to therapy. It was through coaching that I was able to see how the lessons could impact children and teens. Not only were they improving their skills on the court, but I also noted change in their attitudes and demeanors off the court. Parents would share how their children showed more confidence, higher self-esteem, and were better equipped to handle stress.

            In my free time, I enjoy playing and watching basketball, movies and concerts, as well as discovering new restaurants. My favorite, and most important roles in my life, are as husband and father to my wife and son. Nothing brings me more joy than the happiness created within a healthy family.

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EDUCATION and Experience

M.S in Counseling

Nova Southeastern University

B.A in Psychology

University of South Florida




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