Oftentimes reaching out for help is a big step towards wellness and healing. Congratulations on taking that step! My name is LaDonna Miller and I am a clinical social worker in Chicago, Illinois. I have over 8 years working in the mental health field and would love to work alongside you to accomplish your goals! I have experience working with adults with depression, ADHD, anxiety disorders, panic disorders, multicultural issues, and complex trauma.
I would describe my style as warm and supportive, and I am ready to help you tackle your struggle head-on. Collaboration is important - together we can work on establishing concrete goals and steps for you to help overcome your current problems.
My passion for mental health stems from personal experiences with myself and those around me. I grew up with family members living with mental illness and I have personally overcome some mental health challenges, too. I know firsthand that getting help can be a challenge. There is still so much stigma around having mental health issues, the process for getting help can be overwhelming, and it can feel so frustrating and lonely. However, I also know from experience how much life can change for the better when you find support and take steps towards taking care of yourself!
I look forward to speaking with you to see if we are a good fit to partner in your journey!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Hearing Impaired, HIV / AIDS, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Intellectual Disability, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
IL LCSW 149.023606
She is an amazing Therapist highly recommended. Very attentive and patient, towards the clients needs.
Written on Jul 13, 2023 after therapy with LaDonna for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
LaDonna is kind and insightful.
Written on Feb 21, 2023 after therapy with LaDonna for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties
Easy to talk to, she listens, she understands and is not judgmental.
Written on Feb 10, 2023 after therapy with LaDonna for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
LaDonna is great, she is a great listener and very patient! I have learnt a lot working with her and would recommend her.
Written on Jan 03, 2023 after therapy with LaDonna for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and coaching
I like her because she listens and she helps you see what you are doing and what needs to change. She helps you see things more clearly.
Written on Dec 20, 2022 after therapy with LaDonna for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management
LaDonna is very kind and knows her stuff. I would recommend!
Written on Jul 19, 2022 after therapy with LaDonna for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety