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Kay Miller, MSW, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Specializations:  I work with children, adolescents, and adults experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship struggles, anger issues, parenting issues; children, adolescents, and adults involved in the child protection system or navigating the juvenile justice system; children or adolescents struggling in school; children and adolescents with sexually harmful behavior; and those experiencing the emotional upset of a family member with dementia

Treatment Modalities: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Family Systems, Solution Focused, Strength-Based Approach

Fee Scale: $85

Sliding Fee Scale: Yes

Accepted Insurance Plans:  Out-of-Network                                                                                  

Maybe it feels like a struggle to make a meaningful connection, a decision, or time to focus on your own well-being. You’re left feeling stuck and unsure of how to move forward. You want to build and maintain fulfilling relationships.  You seek positive change, improved mood, and increased happiness.  Maybe you are a teen or young adult struggling to figure out who you are, how you fit in and wondering where life will take you. This can be complicated by bullying, relationship issues including violence, and even abuse or sexual assault.  No one should have to navigate times like this alone, and that’s why I’m here to offer support.

I have worked in the field of child protection and juvenile justice for twenty-four years, which has included working with children who have experienced the trauma of abuse or neglect, children and adolescents exhibiting sexually harmful behaviors, adolescents with oppositional behaviors, and children and families with mental health needs.  For the past few years, I have personally experienced the emotional struggles of having a family member suffering from dementia. 

While I am especially interested in working with young people who have exhibited sexually harmful behaviors and with those experiencing the emotional upset of a family member with dementia, I also provide treatment to children, preteens, adolescents, adults, and families experiencing distress resulting from anxiety, anger, depression, complex-trauma, grief, and relationship struggles. 

I see people for who they are, not the behaviors they have exhibited.   Using a strength-based and supportive approach, I work collaboratively with clients to better understand their inherent strengths, and to find opportunities for new ways of thinking and behaving in order to improve their quality of life.  My goal is to create a safe environment where you feel comfortable sharing at your own pace.  While I am a firm believer that treatment modalities, such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) are important guides, I also believe that treatment must be tailored to meet client needs.

When not working, I enjoy reading, taking walks with Ella, my rescue dog, embroidery, estate sales, and travelling. 

I welcome individuals, families, children and adolescents looking to improve the quality of their lives and realize a greater sense of overall well-being to contact me.

Certifications and training:

Child Development Certification
Juvenile Sexual Offending Counselor Certification Program (JSOCCP)
Juvenile Sexual Offending Risk Assessment Certification
Member of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA)

Contact me at:
(p)  618-698-3565
(e)  kayemiller99@gmail.com