About Jody L. Miller

Licensed Professional Counselor Associate supervised by Sharon Bien, LPC-S in AUSTIN, TX.

Professional Background

I have over 15 years combined experience working and volunteering in mental health and higher education settings. I have a BS Degree in Psychology and MS Degree in Counseling from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. My undergraduate and graduate research focused on the relationship between anxiety, locus of control, working memory capacity, and stereotype threat and its impact on performance outcomes. I love attending to the energy of each client and use my intuition, creative spirit, and curiosity to invite therapeutic exploration and healing pathways. My practice reflects my interest in existentialism, story-telling, archetypes, energy practices, and trauma recovery.

Personal Background

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. 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 struggle, personal development and existential or spiritual understanding. Through my own therapy, academic studies and training, and personal adventures, I have learned to emphatically embrace the human experience and the journey within and without.


Personal Interests

Quantum & Astro physics, existentialism and philosophy of Self, animals, being with nature, meditation, vegan cooking, swimming


Professional Affiliations

  • American Counseling Association

  • International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation

  • The Dissociative Identity Disorder Study Group (Dr. Colin Ross)


Professional Presentations

"From Both Sides Now: An Insider's Tour of Dissociative Identity Disorder"


Education

MS Counseling (2008), University of Wisconsin-Madison

BS Psychology (2001), Bemidji State University (Minnesota)

 

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