🦋 Founder of Karma Mind - a meditation podcast rooted in Buddha’s beautiful teachings 🧘🏼 Meditation Teacher on Insight Timer 💚 Psychotherapist in training 💋 Certified Sexologist 👩🏼🎓 Mental Health Grad @ The Family Institute at Northwestern University ⛩ Devout Buddhist 💍 Wife to Dragon of the @riseupwithdragon podcast 🐔 on the RiseUp with Chicken and Dragon Podcast USA, Singapore, Hong Kong Mieke is a certified sexologist and sex coach who advocates for breaking the stigma around sexual expression. She is a master’s level student at Northwestern University and is currently working towards her qualification as a Licensed Professional Counselor and AASECT-certified sex therapist. Mieke holds a BA degree in Drama from The South African School of Motion Picture Medium (AFDA) in South Africa and trained as a professional actor and voice-over artist at both The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts (NYCDA) in New York and The British American Drama Academy (BADA) in London. She strives to establish a sincere and dependable environment for the clients she serves by encouraging a trusting, personalized, and collaborative space. She applies a strengths-based, person-centered approach with every client she works with. Mieke is a member of both the American Counseling Association (ACA) and The Association for Creativity in Counseling (ACC). For the past three years, she has practiced as a certified health and transformation coach, and together with her husband, is currently expanding their health coaching company to Singapore and Hong Kong. Mieke lives in Stamford, Connecticut with her spouse and two kittens, Samson and Delilah. In her free time, she combines her love of mental health with that of her training as a voice-over artist. She is the creator of Karma Mind, a guided meditation podcast that focuses on the mental health benefits of meditation and mindfulness practice. Mieke believes that meditation has the ability to strengthen and heal relationships. Her fondness of meditation stems from the work of Dr. Marsha M. Linehan, the founder of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), an evidence-based offspring of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which incorporates Eastern meditative processes.