Miyume McKinley, LCSW was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. In 2004 she obtained her B.S. in Psychology from Xavier University of Louisiana. After graduating, Miyume relocated to Los Angeles, CA and obtained her Master of Social Work degree with a concentration in Community Mental Health from California State University Dominguez Hills.
Miyume McKinley, LCSW is a licensed psychotherapist and has worked over 15 years in the field of social services and mental health. She has had the opportunity to work in a variety of settings including group homes, schools, community based therapy programs, private psychotherapy practices, non-profit organizations, EAP programs, hospitals, dialysis centers, and maternity homes. In addition to providing psychotherapy, Miyume has developed and facilitated trainings/workshops that promote the importance of mental and emotional health.
In 2013, Miyume developed Epiphany, an internet based talk radio show on the Yikes Radio Network. The goal of the Epiphany show is to break the negative stigmas associated with mental health by educating listeners on various mental health diagnoses, providing listeners with tips and tools on how to improve their emotional health, and interviewing guests who share their personal experiences in overcoming mental health challenges. The Epiphany show airs every Tuesday night from 8-9pm PST on http://www.yikesradio.com. Past shows can be accessed on the Epiphany talk show website http://www.epiphanyradioblog.com.
In addition to her internet talk radio show, Miyume has written and published several mental health articles in various newspapers and magazines. She was a columnist for Hope for Women magazine in which she answered readers’ questions regarding various life challenges that could impact one’s emotional and mental health. Miyume is currently the writer for Alpha Magazines. The goal of Alpha Magazines is to empower men and women around the world. Miyume McKinley, LCSW is an advocate for emotional and mental health, a dedicated psychotherapist and strives to promote healing, hope & peace of mind through all that she does.
In 2015, Miyume McKinley, LCSW founded Epiphany Counseling, Consulting & Treatment Services located in San Pedro, CA. Epiphany Counseling, Consulting & Treatment Services provides psychotherapy services to individuals, couples, families, children, adolescents, adults, and seniors in San Pedro, CA and surrounding areas in Los Angeles County. Epiphany Counseling has grown in the last few years and currently has a diverse group of over 20 experienced clinicians. Therapy is offered in various languages including in Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, Farsi, and Hindi.
Epiphany Counseling has several clinicians specializing in anxiety, depression, addiction, mood disorders, personality disorders, trauma, relationships and much more. Miyume believes that everyone deserves an opportunity to heal from emotional wounds, therefore unlike most private practices, Epiphany Counseling accepts various health insurances and also offers therapy at a reduced rate for those who want help but are having financial difficulties. For more information on Epiphany Counseling, Consulting & Treatment Services, please visit http://www.eccts.com.
After opening Epiphany Counseling, Miyume felt her mission to promote mental health awareness was not yet complete. She wanted to have an impact within the community and reach those who may be hesitant to take the first step in getting help for mental health issues. To accomplish this, Miyume launched her non-profit organization The Healing & Hope Foundation in 2018. The goal of The Healing & Hope Foundation is to promote mental health awareness and break stigma by providing mental health trainings to employees of schools and businesses, provide therapy groups on school campuses to aid children/adolescents in developing positive coping skills, hosting mental health education workshops to educate individuals and families directly impacted by mental illness, and by providing therapy groups to address various mental health challenges (trauma, depression, addiction, anxiety, etc.). For more information on The Healing & Hope foundation please visit http://www.healingandhopefoundations.org,
Miyume is the truth and she really knows what she knows. Her advice is practical and life changing all at the same time. I will continue to put her into my life plan. I need mental help for the rest of my life!
Your show is so uplifting and it's like WOW, I've listened to several of them since I've heard about it and it is such a good feeling when I'm done listening to your broadcasts...