Stephen Miller

LMFT

About Me

Hi! My name is Stephen and I am Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 10 years of experience providing therapy service, including 5 years as a clinical supervisor. I have worked with children, families, parents, and young adults coping with a wide range of challenges including behavioral issues, depression, anxiety, interpersonal dynamics, communication, anger management, stress management, ADHD, Autism, relationship challenges, parenting, school/career issues, and life transitions. I also have training in trauma-focused therapy and have extensive experience working with clients dealing with painful life experiences

My approach is very much client-centered. That means that I see my clients as having strengths that they may not realize; my job is to join them on the journey of discovering those strengths and how to use them to experience healing and growth. I work to create a therapeutic relationship where there is no judgement – where my clients feel safe and comfortable with sharing their thoughts, feelings, and experiences without fear of being judged. I find that self-compassion and self-acceptance are critical for personal growth, and I focus a lot of attention on making sure that clients feel heard, seen, and accepted for who they are.

As part of my work, I draw upon a number of therapeutic traditions and methodologies in order to craft an approach tailored to each client. I tend to draw most from cognitive, attachment, narrative, and somatic approaches, with an appreciation for family systems and structural family therapies. I also interpret each of those within a social justice framework, seeing the broader social context as integral to each person’s own experience. Together, this means that I see my client as a whole person and that a broad range of experiences with their inside and outside worlds are integral to who they ‘are’ and who they hope to become, and that there can me many ways to create that change. Together, I believe that we can find the ways that work best for my client to make that happen.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Grief , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 12

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #53449 (Expires: 2023-03-31)

LMFT #001842 (Expires: 2024-08-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Stephen Miller. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by J.A. on Mar 27, 2022 after therapy with Stephen for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and career difficulties

Stephen Miller is great and I’m really enjoying therapy with him. I had such a good experience that I recommended my girlfriend start better help for her anxiety. She’s matched with three different therapists (none were Stephen) and all three were atrocious (no call, no showing; offering directive advice without full context; ending appointments really early). So overall I feel very lucky I matched with Stephen, but I’m much less likely to recommend BetterHelp to others now

Written by A.M. on Jun 25, 2021 after therapy with Stephen for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I have been through several counselors, looking for the right fit. Someone who didn’t judge but also didn’t constantly tell me I’m doing the best I can. Therapy is hard work and sometimes I need tough love. Stephen blew me away on the first session. Even-keeled, kind, good sense of humor, respectful, honest, etc. Every person is different and I imagine he treats each patient exactly as they need. He has changed so much of me and helped me through some really dark times. I am so grateful for him and the work he puts in.

Written by D.E. on Feb 01, 2021 after therapy with Stephen for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

We've just started and I've only spoken with him a couple times. He has been very attentive and helpful and i feel that additional sessions will be beneficial.

Written by C.H. on Dec 10, 2020 after therapy with Stephen for 1 month on issues concerning grief, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and coaching

Stephen is great. He is empathetic and smart, and quickly understood me and my situation accurately. His advice is helpful.

Written by D.E. on Nov 20, 2020 after therapy with Stephen for 3 weeks

Stephen has been very very understanding and resourceful

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