All services are available for online video counseling. This includes marathon sessions, individual therapy and couples therapy. All online sessions are using the highest encryption software, are 100% HIPAA compliant and, we have found, are just as effective as in-person visits. At this time, we are able to work with clients online in the state of Texas. At Kathryn Miller Therapy we value and honor diversity, and welcome the opportunity to work with clients regardless of race or ethnicity, religion, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, economic status, physical or mental special needs or challenges, or other aspects of our uniqueness as human beings.
INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING/MENTAL HEALTH
On life's journey, there are unexpected twists and turns that can leave us momentarily disoriented and lost, feeling unsure of ourselves and our surroundings. Perhaps you are feeling depressed or anxious and life’s stresses seem to be overwhelming. In those moments, we often discover that the strengths and strategies we have relied on in the past are no longer sufficient to navigate the new landscape around us, no matter how much determination and energy we apply.
Most of the time we can pull ourselves out of trouble by ourselves or with the help of family and friends. But sometimes it is just smarter – and more effective – to seek the help of professionals. Whether you need short-term, solution-focused work or want to look more closely at multiple life issues, individual psychotherapy provides you with a completely confidential space and time devoted only to you. While Kathryn's treatment approach is adapted to meet the unique needs of each client, she predominantly takes a person-centered approach in her session with each individual. Through individual counseling, Kathryn can help you find your way again by providing you with the necessary tools to make positive changes in your life. Your conversations will empower you to widen your perspective, expand your toolbox, clarify your goals, and connect you with a deeper sense of understanding regarding your life and relationships. Kathryn will administer life changing feedback to help you grow and lead you towards a more fulfilling future.
Are you ready to improve, strengthen and/or enhance your relationship? Perhaps you haven’t been ready to begin before now, or maybe you tried, but previous couples counseling didn’t work OR made it worse! Maybe you didn’t find a therapist you fit well with. To make lasting changes in your relationship, not just temporary fixes, you need a therapist you like and trust. Therapy can also help couples resolve conflict and communicate more effectively. It is Kathryn's mission to help you reduce conflict, reconnect, and rediscover the joy and love in your relationships, and does so from a neutral and nonjudgmental position. Kathryn is trained in Gottman Method Couples Counseling to help couples identify and understand destructive patterns so that they can work on changing them. Please refer to our section COUPLES THERAPY for further information.
Below is a link describing The Gottman Method approach.
Sometimes human beings are subjected to life events that are so horrifying and difficult to endure that they are overwhelmed. Although they may function well during the crisis and even appear strong afterward, a certain percentage of people who experience trauma will develop a psychological disorder afterwards called “Post Traumatic Stress Disorder”, or PTSD.
When trauma occurs, it is normal to have emotional, behavioral, even cognitive disturbances for some time afterward. But usually, these fade as the memories of the event get integrated into our psyches. People whose reaction to trauma lasts abnormally long, or who have delayed reactions, may be suffering from PTSD, which can emerge long after the actual trauma. If you suffer from PTSD, you may have bouts of insomnia, depression, anxiety, nightmares, and flashbacks of past painful events. You might be plagued by intrusive thoughts or images of the trauma. You may also overreact to events or situations that are like the trauma you have experienced, and you may not even recognize these “trigger” situations. These symptoms can completely disrupt your life and your relationships.