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4517 Minnetonka Blvd
Suite 204
St. Louis Park, MN
 

612.888.4002

emily@emilymillercounseling.com

 

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4517 Minnetonka Blvd, Suite 204
St. Louis Park, MN 55416

6128884002

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor Emily Miller offers therapy services for individuals in the western Minneapolis suburbs.  She focuses on the areas of grief, anxiety and depression for pre-teens, teens and young adults.

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Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor Emily Miller offers counseling and therapy services for individuals in the South Shore suburbs of Boston, including Hingham, Braintree, Weymouth, Cohasset, Scituate, Marshfield, and Hanover.  She also offers telehealth services (virtual counseling or online counseling) to clients across the states of Massachusetts and Minnesota.  She focuses on the areas of trauma, grief, anxiety and depression for teens, adults and families.

I provide INDIVIDUAL and FAMILY counseling to pre-teens, teens, and adults utilizing a variety of clinical treatment methods.  My specialties include depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, life transitions and relationship issues.  Read more below.


I specialize in helping clients navigate the following issues:

 My clients are more than just their diagnoses.  Depression in one person looks different than depression in another, and we work together to discover where your feelings of sadness and lack of hope come from and how to cope with them.  Depression is complicated and not everyone understands that.  I aim to provide an understanding and accepting atmosphere no matter how down you are feeling.

My clients are more than just their diagnoses.  Depression in one person looks different than depression in another, and we work together to discover where your feelings of sadness and lack of hope come from and how to cope with them.  Depression is complicated and not everyone understands that.  I aim to provide an understanding and accepting atmosphere no matter how down you are feeling.

 Whether you have been dealing with anxiety your entire life or it has just recently become a struggle for you, there are real tools you can learn to cope. Dealing with anxiety is both an active process of learning skills and a contemplative process of uncovering underlying causes.  We work together to process and understand your own struggles with anxiety.

Whether you have been dealing with anxiety your entire life or it has just recently become a struggle for you, there are real tools you can learn to cope. Dealing with anxiety is both an active process of learning skills and a contemplative process of uncovering underlying causes.  We work together to process and understand your own struggles with anxiety.

 Most life struggles are in some way a loss- the loss of a relationship, the loss of a role we once held, even the loss of something we never attained at all.  And while there is no "right way" to mourn, a universal element of the grieving process is reconstructing meaning- meaning that has been challenged by the loss.  I have worked with clients grieving deaths, divorces, broken relationships, and unfulfilled dreams.

Most life struggles are in some way a loss- the loss of a relationship, the loss of a role we once held, even the loss of something we never attained at all.  And while there is no "right way" to mourn, a universal element of the grieving process is reconstructing meaning- meaning that has been challenged by the loss.  I have worked with clients grieving deaths, divorces, broken relationships, and unfulfilled dreams.

 Trauma, defined as the emotional response to an event where a person feels powerless and helpless, lingers long after the event itself is over.  Processing  trauma, and it's impact must be done in an environment that feels both safe and supportive.  I provide an environment where clients feel empowered to understand their life stories.  I also help my clients anticipate and manage the anxiety that arises from processing trauma and then use somatic methods to process without retraumatizing.

Trauma, defined as the emotional response to an event where a person feels powerless and helpless, lingers long after the event itself is over.  Processing  trauma, and it's impact must be done in an environment that feels both safe and supportive.  I provide an environment where clients feel empowered to understand their life stories.  I also help my clients anticipate and manage the anxiety that arises from processing trauma and then use somatic methods to process without retraumatizing.

 New beginnings and life transitions can be exciting.  They give us an opportunity to learn new things about ourselves, others, and the world.  I walk alongside my clients who are transitioning in life- as a result of losses, gains, or changes.

New beginnings and life transitions can be exciting.  They give us an opportunity to learn new things about ourselves, others, and the world.  I walk alongside my clients who are transitioning in life- as a result of losses, gains, or changes.

  While relationships can be the most fulfilling aspects of life, they can also be the most difficult to navigate.  Old patterns can continue to create new stresses unless we increase our awareness and learn new patterns.  I believe that it is through connection, disconnection, and eventually reconnection that we learn who we are and who we want to become.

While relationships can be the most fulfilling aspects of life, they can also be the most difficult to navigate.  Old patterns can continue to create new stresses unless we increase our awareness and learn new patterns.  I believe that it is through connection, disconnection, and eventually reconnection that we learn who we are and who we want to become.

 
 

I serve clients of the following ages:

 Much of my career as a counselor has been spent doing school-based counseling in middle and high schools.  I understand how hard growing up can be on the individuals and families. I focus on partnering with parents and school personnel in a way that both supports my clients and challenges them to grow.

Much of my career as a counselor has been spent doing school-based counseling in middle and high schools.  I understand how hard growing up can be on the individuals and families. I focus on partnering with parents and school personnel in a way that both supports my clients and challenges them to grow.

 Adolescence is a time of testing boundaries and finding out who you are.  My goal is to meet teens right where they are and help them reach new levels of insight and understanding while feeling supported and understood. 

Adolescence is a time of testing boundaries and finding out who you are.  My goal is to meet teens right where they are and help them reach new levels of insight and understanding while feeling supported and understood. 

 Themes of independence, responsibility, transition & intimate relationships can be stressful during the adult years.  I partner with my adult clients to ask the tough questions that lead to new ways of relating and coping.  

Themes of independence, responsibility, transition & intimate relationships can be stressful during the adult years.  I partner with my adult clients to ask the tough questions that lead to new ways of relating and coping.  

 

I use an eclectic mix of treatment modalities, depending on the specific needs of my clients.  These are a few I often rely on:

 An integral piece of my work with clients is the use of narratives and the meanings behind them.  These meanings shape our identities, our relationships, and how we handle problems.  If narratives are problem-based, as many can be, we work together to revise meanings to be more supportive and growth-fostering.

An integral piece of my work with clients is the use of narratives and the meanings behind them.  These meanings shape our identities, our relationships, and how we handle problems.  If narratives are problem-based, as many can be, we work together to revise meanings to be more supportive and growth-fostering.

 A structured therapeutic approach to processing trauma and negative beliefs about self, EMDR is an effective tool in helping clients reduce the long-lasting effects of distressing memories.  The process utilizes bilateral stimulation in the form of eye movements or tapping in conjunction with cognitive exploration of negative beliefs.

A structured therapeutic approach to processing trauma and negative beliefs about self, EMDR is an effective tool in helping clients reduce the long-lasting effects of distressing memories.  The process utilizes bilateral stimulation in the form of eye movements or tapping in conjunction with cognitive exploration of negative beliefs.

  Meet Laini, my partner in therapy.  For clients who are comfortable with dogs, I will bring her along to therapy sessions.  She's a hypoallergenic ball of fluff, perfect to help ease the tension that comes with bearing your burdens to a therapist. Her name is swahili for "soft & tender"- a perfect description.

Meet Laini, my partner in therapy.  For clients who are comfortable with dogs, I will bring her along to therapy sessions.  She's a hypoallergenic ball of fluff, perfect to help ease the tension that comes with bearing your burdens to a therapist. Her name is swahili for "soft & tender"- a perfect description.

 Originally created for clients diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, I have found DBT to be useful for a much wider range of people.  The goal is to replace ineffective behaviors with those that are more healthy.  A huge piece of DBT is emotional regulation.  Used in conjunction with mindfulness and acceptance, DBT can help clients understand what triggers specific emotions and how to better handle them.

Originally created for clients diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, I have found DBT to be useful for a much wider range of people.  The goal is to replace ineffective behaviors with those that are more healthy.  A huge piece of DBT is emotional regulation.  Used in conjunction with mindfulness and acceptance, DBT can help clients understand what triggers specific emotions and how to better handle them.

 I often use creative expression as a way to sort through what's going on for my clients in a way that sometimes words just can't express.  We write, we draw, we listen to music- all to learn healthy and helpful ways of emotional expression. Seeing obstacles and issues in a different light can be an integral part of growth, change, and healing.

I often use creative expression as a way to sort through what's going on for my clients in a way that sometimes words just can't express.  We write, we draw, we listen to music- all to learn healthy and helpful ways of emotional expression. Seeing obstacles and issues in a different light can be an integral part of growth, change, and healing.

 Relational Cultural Theory forms the philosophical base for which my own personal theory of counseling arises.  The primary tenet of RCT is that people grow through relationships that are mutual and growth fostering, and all of this happens within that person's own distinct  but relatable culture.  The therapeutic relationship is no exception.  My clients matter to me, not just as clients, but as valuable human beings.  I have similarities with each of them as well as differences and through a mutual relationship we can both learn.

Relational Cultural Theory forms the philosophical base for which my own personal theory of counseling arises.  The primary tenet of RCT is that people grow through relationships that are mutual and growth fostering, and all of this happens within that person's own distinct  but relatable culture.  The therapeutic relationship is no exception.  My clients matter to me, not just as clients, but as valuable human beings.  I have similarities with each of them as well as differences and through a mutual relationship we can both learn.

 In the immediate aftermath of a stressful event, people often feel overwhelmed, numb and anxious.  CISM debriefings are a structured approach aimed at helping clients initially process a stressful event or crisis.  I have extensive experience leading group debriefings with adolescents and adults and rely on techniques from this method to help individuals as well.

In the immediate aftermath of a stressful event, people often feel overwhelmed, numb and anxious.  CISM debriefings are a structured approach aimed at helping clients initially process a stressful event or crisis.  I have extensive experience leading group debriefings with adolescents and adults and rely on techniques from this method to help individuals as well.

  Drawing from somatic therapies, neuroscience, attachment theory, and cognitive approaches, sensorimotor approaches rely on the body as an often untapped resource in therapy.  I primarily use sensorimotor to help my clients process trauma or examine how they can regulate their emotions.

Drawing from somatic therapies, neuroscience, attachment theory, and cognitive approaches, sensorimotor approaches rely on the body as an often untapped resource in therapy.  I primarily use sensorimotor to help my clients process trauma or examine how they can regulate their emotions.