Jessica Miller MA, LMHC
|Professions: Counseling Psychology|
|License Status: I'm a licensed professional.|
|Primary Credential: LMHC - LH60638069|
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I believe people are most happy when we live most authentically and genuinely into who we are. I believe that society places a lot of pressure on people to live, look, think and be a certain way. This pressure combined with needs from families, jobs and friends can leave an individual expending a lot of energy and time, but rarely finding the space to renew what has been given out. The result leaves people living, but often feeling depleted, depressed and lost. I begin work with my patients by addressing the issues immediately bringing you to seek help. Over time, we will begin to talk through your past and stories that have held pain, working through them in a safe space in order to process them in a healthy way. I also work to address current struggles, helping to identify unhealthy life patterns and working on solutions with you to provide a happier state of mind. Therapy is effective and if you are willing to commit to the process with openness and honesty, you will find yourself, in time, engaging the world with more confidence, hope and renewed sense of well-being.
Email or Call Jessica Miller MA, LMHC at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 12232
More Info About My Practice
My current fee is $100 for an individual 50 minute therapy session. My rate for families is $150/50 minute session. I do offer rates for students so please inquire if that applies to you. I am considered an out of network provider for insurance companies and while I do not bill them directly, I do provide appropriate documentation for you to submit for reimbursement. Again, please feel free to contact me directly regarding questions about insurance.
Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist
Choosing a therapist can be a difficult choice. Many options, many people, many different titles, how can you know which one will work with the issues you are struggling with? I believe many people come with specific needs or hurts when seeking a therapist and examining what those specifics are for you is often a good first step. An example of some of these specifics may be; What are the therapist's hours? Where is their location? Do they accept my insurance? Do they address the specific issue I am bringing to therapy?
Even after these first questions have been answered, the list can remain long. As a second guide to deciding on a therapist, I recommend prospective patients review the information they can find about the few therapists they may have selected. Visit websites, read the personal information and check in with yourself to see if any one stands out as one that makes you feel truly comfortable. Setting up an initial session is good third step, again continuing to evaluate your level of comfort with the person you are talking with. Good therapeutic work begins with a good, healthy interpersonal connections. In other words, you have to "click" on some level for you to be able to feel comfortable sharing your life with a therapist. If you don't feel that with a therapist in the first session or beyond, my advice is to keep looking until you do.
How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist
I can say with certainty that the struggles of my own life have absolutely made me a more effective therapist. I believe that people resonate more profoundly with another person when we have some sense that they have known or experienced the grief that we feel. I cannot say that I have experienced on a personal level the pain that many of my patients have brought into the therapy room, but I can say that my engagement of my own story, the struggles of emotions I have had with relationships and life problems and my moments of grief over the losses and sadnesses of my life, allows me the space and empathy to be present to the sadness of any patient that I am honored to sit with.
Services I Provide
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
- Family Therapy
- Group Therapy
Ages I Work With
Groups I Work With
I work primarily with adults, women and men of all ages. I also have a specialization in women's issues, focusing on examining the societal pressures placed upon women and encouraging living into the authentic, genuine person within.
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