How will we work together?

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Beginning or continuing therapy can feel scary or daunting- it's brave to embark on such a deeply personal adventure. I believe that you are ultimately the expert on yourself and my role as therapist is to facilitate awareness and skills that allow your authentic Core Self to guide you. As a mindfulness-based relational therapist with an integrative approach, I primarily use techniques from Interpersonal Therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy and Eye-Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). To be "integrative" means that I do not believe any single treatment approach meets the needs of all persons at all times, so I intentionally and skillfully draw from several evidenced-based modalities to best meet your needs.

 

~We begin where you are.~

 

Based upon your specific needs, our collaboration may include: addressing problematic core beliefs; practicing grounding techniques; clarifying values; exploring how past experiences and trauma may be influencing current struggles; resolving internal conflicts; developing visualization and mindfulness skills; addressing challenging attachment-styles; and adjusting unhelpful cognitions or meaning-associations keeping you stuck. Further, we may illuminate and enhance the strengths that you already possess! With a warm and confident style, I also utilize the therapeutic relationship itself to promote connectedness in the moment as this provides a rich opportunity for you to receive immediate support in practicing skills for managing difficult emotions and addressing interpersonal challenges. I especially enjoy weaving metaphors, visualization and other creative modalities to help elicit thoughts, emotions, and meanings that may be difficult to access and express verbally to to early development trauma.

~Psychotherapy can be an amazing tool to help you heal from trauma, face your fears, communicate more effectively and live authentically. I consider it an honor to support you on your life's journey!~

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INTEGRATIVE APPROACH INFLUENCED BY:

  • Relational/Interpersonal Therapy

  • The Trauma Model

  • Eye-Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)

  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  • Existential Therapy

  • Attachment Theory

  • Mindfulness

 

Jody L. Miller, MS, LPC-Intern supervised by Sharon Bien, MA, LPC-S