About

Greetings! My name is Jody Miller (she/her) and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Austin, Texas who specializes in treating dissociative disorders, existential concerns, exceptional human experiences (e.g., near death experience) & the LGBTQ+ community.

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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, with distinguished training under Bruce E. Wampold. I am also currently pursuing a PhD in Integral and Transpersonal Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies.


I use deep presence to attend to your whole-being in the psychotherapy process. My style is warm, confident and dynamic.

Personal Background

I grew up playing in the woods and paddling the waters of northern Minnesota. I have also lived in Germany, the New York City metro area and lovely Madison, WI. Travels to Iceland, France, Spain, Netherlands, India, Guatemala, Mexico and Canada have been invaluable 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 and other adverse experiences, resulted in my living with a dissociative disorder for part of my life. This ignited a passion for exploring what it means to be a "self" and grapple with the nature of consciousness, identity development and existential or spiritual understanding. Through my own personal and professional adventures, I learned to emphatically embrace the complex human journey.


Personal & Academic Interests

Quantum physics, existentialism and philosophy of consciounsess, being with nature and animals, meditation, vegan cooking, swimming, hiking, stargazing, reading, social justice.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Counseling Association

  • International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation

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

Education

  • Student, PhD in Integral and Transpersonal PsychologyCalifornia Institute of Integral Studies

  • MS Counseling Psychology (2008), University of Wisconsin-Madison

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