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Contract Therapist, St. Louis DBT, LLC
Specializations: Borderline Personality Disorder, Depression, PTSD, Anxiety,
Dissociative Disorders, Co-Occurring Addictions
Treatment Modalities: Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT),
Prolonged Exposure and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Fee Scale: Sliding scale from $60-$90, based on income and availability of out-of-network
Accepted Insurance Plans: Out-of-Network
Availability: Thursdays, 12:00-7:00 PM
About Sandra's Practice:
Sandra Miller's approach to therapy is practical. When life gets off track, turning it around hinges on becoming mindfully aware of your patterns of thinking, feeling and doing. Some serve you well; others can lead to problems. For those, you will learn practical DBT skills to handle strong emotions, transform self-defeating thoughts and practice more effective ways of doing things at work and school as well as in family and social situations. You will be asked to practice your new-found skills between sessions. You may be asked to take weekly skills classes in addition to individual therapy. In sessions, we will analyze what skills worked (and didn't work); then identify how you can become increasingly effective coping with stress, managing your emotions and interacting with others. When anger, fear, sadness, anxiety, numbness or self-destructive behaviors hold you back, we will identify and face them head on. As you become increasingly skillful, we can address ongoing issues, including complex trauma, past and current abuse, invalidating childhood experiences, dysfunctional relationships and other concerns that continue to affect your quality of life. Learning and effectively applying practical skills to real life situations coupled with addressing ongoing issues will enable you to lead a happier, more satisfied and productive life.
Sandra Miller is a licensed clinical social worker in Missouri (License #: 2015020175). She started seeing clients at DBT St. Louis, LLC part time in July 2015. Previously, she worked at Safe Connections, a St. Louis nonprofit agency, where she provided individual therapy to women survivors of domestic violence, rape and childhood sexual abuse. Before moving to St. Louis, she worked at Professional Counseling Associates and Community Counseling Services in Arkansas, providing individual, couples and family therapy to adults, teens and children with depression, anxiety, panic disorder, schizophrenia, PTSD and personality disorders. She worked with clients who were suicidal, homicidal, addicted and self-injuring on a daily basis. She earned her Master's in Social Work and a Graduate Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She has additional training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Prolonged Exposure Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) as well as extensive training and experience in mindfulness and meditation.
Certification and Training:
Advanced DBT training
Advanced CBT training
EMDR, Level II
Advanced training in treating Addiction