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Clair Miller | LPC

There is hope and healing; even though it might not feel like it.
I have experience working with children, teens, and young adults dealing with everything from anxiety and relationship issues to trauma and sexual abuse. It would be a privilege to work with you or your child towards healing, tailoring the counseling process to best fit your needs.

As an Individual…

Maybe your anxiety is becoming too difficult to manage. Maybe your relationships aren’t working. Maybe you feel lost, or stuck, or maybe you feel like you just can’t move beyond that one thing from your past that keeps bubbling up.

From a primarily person-centered and psychodynamic approach, we will work together to reach a place of healing, taking a deeper look at your struggles, your values, and your goals.

For Kids and Teens…

Being a kid or a teen in today’s world can be scary. Navigating family life, school responsibilities, extra-curricular activities, social relationships, and their own personal growth, exploration, and development… that’s a lot of work by anyone’s standards! As they live out their formative years, they may encounter something that feels too difficult. They may not know what it is, or they may not be able to name it, but there are often deeper issues hidden behind the behavior. 

Young adulthood is a time that can be uniquely fun and exciting as you explore your identity and set a trajectory for the future. But facing all of the transitions that come in life can offer a unique set of challenges. You’ve got a lot on your plate. It can feel scary and lonely, but it doesn’t have to stay that way.

From a primarily person-centered approach and play-based approach, I work with children and teenagers to explore their challenges, whether they involve anxiety, emotional regulation, social skills, etc., within the context of a safe, consistent, and trusting relationship.

 

Testimonials

“I’m very thankful for the time I got to work with Clair. She understood where I was coming from and cared about me, and helped me deal with the darker stuff in my past.”

“Clair helped me cope with my anxiety, and opened my eyes to root issues that I wasn’t aware of. I feel like I can better focus on my work, and I know what to do when I start to feel the anxiety creeping in.”

“We are seeing changes in our daughter’s behavior here at home, and she looks forward to going to school and therapy! She has the tools she needs.”

“I was nervous about seeing a counselor, but it ended up being very helpful. Clair provided great insight but also challenged me, and worked with me through the difficult aspects of my relationship.”

Clair’s Areas of Specialty & Background

Trauma Recovery & Abuse

Sexual Abuse Recovery

Tough Life Transitions

Anxiety & Depression

Sexuality

New or Mature Relationships

Children & Play Therapy

Academic Background

MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Wheaton College Graduate School, Wheaton, IL

BS Psychology, BS Sociology, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC

Articles by Clair

Attachment

There are a lot of different opinions on just about every subject within psychology. One thing that we can all agree on is that relationships are crucial in a person’s life, not just for emotional well-being and happiness, but really, for basic survival as well. From...

What is Codependency?

The term codependency and the concepts behind it have gained momentum in the fields of self-help and psychology over the past couple of decades. And while it is now a pretty steady part of the vernacular, “codependent” still feels a bit ambiguous. When someone says...

You DO get to Grieve this

I cannot tell you how many times someone has said to me, often through tears, “I shouldn’t be so upset about this, it’s not that big of a deal” or “It’s been months, this should not still be bothering me”. “It was a long time ago” or “we weren’t that close” or, and...