Hello! My name is Liesal Miller and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the states of California and Texas. With over 13 years of experience, I have worked with children, adults, and families from a variety of settings including home healthcare, community mental health, addiction treatment, and private practice. My areas of specialization and interest include managing anxiety and depression, parent training, parent-child relationship challenges, women’s issues, young adult life, and challenges of special needs youth.
Knowing the courage it takes to seek help, I like to build upon client strengths to develop a safe, caring environment for exploring life’s challenges. I believe taking the time to intentionally reflect upon the past and present will help create an intentional future. Building a trusting therapeutic relationship with accountability will help you to take steps on a new path of healing, growth, and action. I use a variety of therapeutic modalities including, but not limited to: cognitive-behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, and solution-focused therapy to help clients develop change and make positive progress in their life.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
TX LMFT 202138
CA LMFT 49391
Liesal had been my therapist for almost 3 years now. She has always been supportive and insightful. Super pleasant and kind, but knows how to help you become your healthiest self!
Written on Feb 22, 2023 after therapy with Liesal for 2 years and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes
Liesel takes the time to listen and really understand me, even when I don’t understand myself. Through our sessions I’ve learned new skills to help me deal with issues including anxiety & depression. Our sessions have helped with my confidence & sense of well being, & my life has improved greatly. Anxiety and other issues no longer feel overwhelming. I’ve developed healthier habits with new tools in my toolbox to deal with stress. I meet with her regularly & I look forward to every session!
Written on Apr 22, 2022 after therapy with Liesal for 1 year and 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, eating disorders, and self esteem
Liesal is able to be objective, while also being caring and compassionate. She asks questions that lead to self inquiry and perspective shifts.
Written on Jan 04, 2022 after therapy with Liesal for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem
She knows me better than I know myself and helps better understand my feelings rather than pushing them aside. Without her I honestly would feel alone and crazy.
Written on Nov 15, 2020 after therapy with Liesal for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
Liesal is easy to talk to. She has a flexible schedule which helps with my crazy schedule. I like her style of handling many topics and I feel like I am growing.
Written on Aug 18, 2020 after therapy with Liesal for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Liesal is so wonderful! She responds quickly and really gets to the heart of what your problems are. She's compassionate and never judges and always asks the right questions!
Written on Aug 13, 2020 after therapy with Liesal for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes