About Jody L. Miller
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate supervised by Sharon Bien, LPC-S in AUSTIN, TX.
Professional Background & Style
I have over 15 years combined experience working and volunteering in mental health and higher education settings. I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, training under the renowned Bruce E. Wampold. I draw from research, distinguished therapist training, and personal experience to inform my practice; interweaving intuition, creativity, and curiosity to attend to the whole-being of each client. My style is warm, confident and dynamic, reflecting a rich life filled with much adventure, challenges and soul-searching.
I grew up playing in the woods and paddling the lakes and rivers of northern Minnesota. I have also lived in Germany, the New York City metro area and lovely Madison, WI. Additionally, I have enjoyed adventures to Iceland, France, Spain, Netherlands, India, Guatemala, Mexico and Canada. Traveling has been a valuable informal education in perspective-taking... not all learning comes from books. Lived experience generates wisdom! Since 2008 this midwesterner has resided in Austin, TX and learned to say "Y'all."
As a five year old undergoing surgery, I had a near-death/out of body experience that, when compounded with the sudden death of my father, resulted in my living with a dissociative disorder for part of my life. This experience ignited a passion for exploring what it means to be a "self" in existence and grapple with the nature of consciousness, human development and existential or spiritual understanding. Through my own therapy, academic studies and personal adventures, I learned to emphatically embrace the human journey.
Quantum physics, existentialism and philosophy of Self, animals, being with nature, meditation, vegan cooking, swimming, hiking, stargazing & reading
American Counseling Association
International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation
The Dissociative Identity Disorder Study Group (Dr. Colin Ross)
"From Both Sides Now: An Insider's Tour of Dissociative Identity Disorder"
MS Counseling Psychology (2008), University of Wisconsin-Madison
BS Psychology (2001), Bemidji State University (Minnesota)