Rooted for Resilience.


Mica Brownfield, MA, NCC, LPC - Owner/Therapist

Mica believes through our own life challenges we learn to adapt and become resilient, at times hindering our growth.  Mica aides this process by exploring your unique stories and pushing you through limitations that you have placed upon yourself.  Mica thrives to challenge you out of your comfort zone into deep reflection.  She assists to uncover barriers and work through obstacles, while simultaneously increasing your self-esteem, self-love, and unveiling your life purpose. 

Mica utilizes various modalities including mindfulness, trauma-focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, motivational interviewing, and crisis intervention. 


Born and raised on the South Side of Saginaw, Michigan, Mica overcame tremendous hardships brought on by her violent neighborhood community and negative peer groups.  After High School, Mica sought change and attended Delta College where she was placed on the Deans List and Presidents List for academic achievements.  In 2004, Mica relocated to Atlanta, Georgia where she continued her education receiving her undergraduate Bachelors Degree (BA) in Psychology from the University of Phoenix.  Mica then obtained her Masters Degree (MA) from Argosy University in Atlanta, a CACREP accredited  program.  Following graduation, Mica passed the National Certified Counseling examination to become a National Certified Counselor (NCC).  In 2013, Mica obtained professional licensure (ALPC) in the state of Georgia, beginning clinical work at a psychiatric residential hospital for children and adolescents.  In 2015, Mica relocated back to Michigan, in which she adapted her Michigan professional licensure (LPC) and continued clinical work in both outpatient settings and residential facilities  where she continued to specialize in crisis intervention and program management.  Mica has invested her skills as a School-Based Therapist, providing individual, family, and group therapy to diverse demographics.  Most recently, Mica operates as the Clinical Director for an established outpatient setting; as well as a Crisis Intervention Therapist for those in imminent risks of self-harm and suicidal ideation, homicidal ideation, and acute psychosis at the local Hospital Emergency Room.   

Mica is the proud mother of 3 phenomenal children who continue to influence a healthy and happy lifestyle.  Mica’s children have inspired her to author a beginning series of children’s mental health books, including her opening therapy book, “Feelings Are Hard!”.   Mica initiated and founded G.I.R.L.S Now, a program inclusive of both mental health and physical beauty components in partnership with a licensed cosmologist. G.I.R.L.S Now is dedicated to engaging young females  in exploring self-love, empowerment, and healthy relationship using an ongoing group approach. Mica believes in the importance of self-care for physical and emotional well-being.  She enjoys exercising daily, coaching youth sports, writing, and travel. Mica enjoys spending time with her family & friends, including outdoor activities, watching movies, laughing, and playing board games.  Mica also adores time spent loving and training her two dogs.  In 2018, Manifest Life Counseling was established. Mica is highly motivated by individual determination and desire to change; it is her passion to help others in reshaping their world to embrace love, hope, kindness, and gratitude for life itself


Nicole Bastian, LMSW, CAADC - Therapist

Nicole graduated with her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Wayne State University. In 2015, Nicole received her state social work licensure (LMSW). In 2015, Nicole obtained her Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Certification (CAADC). She currently works with various populations including children, adolescents, and adults. Nicole specializes in sex offender rehabilitation, sexual orientation and gender identity, and trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT). Nicole also specializes in working with youth who have been exposed to trauma, including experience in a comprehensive Trauma Assessment Center- administering, scoring, and interpreting trauma assessments for children and adolescents. Nicole has facilitated cooperative parenting groups for those struggling with divorce and custody arrangements. Nicole began her social work journey 15 years ago, in which she has experience with youth in residential facilities and other various settings including schools, hospitals,  in-home care, and outpatient clinics.

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