Hello. I know life can at times feel overwhelming and difficult to navigate on your own. I am so happy that you are taking the step to begin working through whatever concerns you may have. I know that many teens are in counseling not because they want to be but because counseling has been recommended by a teacher, Dean of Students, or by their parents. It is not a place where they want to be and they feel it is forced upon them. After all, what does an adult who is out of touch with their reality have to say to them?
I am happy that I had 18 years of working and relating to teens before becoming a therapist. I have worked with teens as a youth pastor; a recreationalist in leading high-adventure outdoor adventures (mountaineering, canoeing, cross-country bicycling, and scuba diving; and as high school coach (water polo and softball). As a therapist, I have worked in a public high school, a privately owned continuation high school, as well as in a community clinic.
When we meet, I hope that you will find a safe place where we can explore your understanding of others concerns as well as your own concerns. I will help you develop action plans that will have you living your best life.
Both education and counseling philosophy are important keys to providing you excellent service. Educationally, I have received both a Doctorate in Psychology, as well as a Doctorate in Ministry (Psy.D., D.Min). My counseling philosophy is that YOU are the expert of your own life. My approach is integrative, incorporating different therapeutic techniques to make sure that your specific concern is addressed in the way most effective for you. Each person is unique and brings his or her own history making it impossible to utilize only one or two approaches to therapy. People respond differently to styles of counseling. Our work together will always be person (you)- centered and strength-based, because, again, I truly believe that you have what it takes to succeed. My role is to guide and support you in building the skills and confidence necessary to live your best life. I meet each client where you are and build on your strengths and resources. My style is not always “easy”, I will sometimes push you past your comfort zone, but I will always be empathetic and patient and put you first. Oftentimes, clients aren't aware of what is holding them back and keeping them stuck in unhealthy patterns and as a therapist, I can aid in identifying those things. Together, we can undo false belief systems and unhealthy habits. Seeking therapy is the first step in that process.
I look forward to meeting you and to begin working together!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
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LMFT #115533 (Expires: 2021-09-30)
Dr. Miller listens well and is very helpful in coming up useful ways to manage anxiety.
Dr. Miller has really opened my mind and introduced me to many different ways to cope with my anxiety. I am always met with patience, compassion, and great advice.
Dr. Miller is a thoughtful and kind counselor. I feel she really listens and she offers good advice.
Dr. Miller is fantastic. She listens attentively and asks thought provoking questions. I feel safe, supported and not judged by her. She is extremely experienced and is kind to work with. I highly recommend her. Bonus: she has a great sense of humor. I enjoy her one liners!
Dr. Miller was a big help, and a good listener. She gave me good advice and helped me calm my mind, and go to a place of relaxation and meditation.