mandy miller, MS, LCSW

 

What to expect from Counseling

Sometimes life is just hard, you are going along, and everything is fine, when, suddenly, wham!…everything changes, and leaves you asking, “now what?” You were taught how to do Algebra, but not how to deal with the situation you find yourself in. For me, therapy is about finding the right tools for you so that you can, in the healthiest way possible, to thrive in the hardest times. I want you to know that you are amazing, and infinitely capable, and that sometimes you just need a little bit of help learning how to deal with life’s curve balls.
Most of my work has focused on treating trauma, and working through the hard things that have happened in a client’s life. I have assisted many individuals process through and overcome childhood trauma, sexual assault, neglect, abuse, abandonment, anxiety, depression, and many of the other problems created by trauma.
I believe in treating the whole person. While you may come to me because you are struggling with emotional concerns, I believe that the mind and body are connected, and I will work with you to help you improve your mental, emotional, and physical well-being.
 Contact Me via email or at 770-599-7508

Mandy’s Credentials

Mandy has over 12 years of experience in providing mental health services to individuals in need. She first graduated from Erikson Institute, in Chicago IL, in 2006 with a Masters in Early Childhood Development.  A year later, she graduated from the Loyola University Chicago’s Clinical Social Work program.  This combination of degrees allows her to understand both healthy and unhealthy patterns of human development, factors that can affect human development negatively, and a deeper understanding of how to recover from these experiences.  

In addition to these degrees, Mandy has worked in many capacities, developing a deeper understanding of the needs of individuals and communities.  Most of her work has focused on addressing severe and comprehensive trauma*, including trauma from singular incidents, repetitive trauma, and complex trauma.  

Trauma can look like depression, anxiety, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Personality Disorders, and many other mental and emotional health problems or concerns.  

***Mandy is currently working towards becoming certified in Theraplay and EMDR, as her passion is the recognition and treatment of trauma of all types. She was recognized as the Social Worker of the Year in 2017 by the CSWA-S. She is recognized by those who know her as intelligent, creative, and passionate about her work to create a world where each individual feels good about themselves and the lives they lead. She is constantly searching for new information and new resources for consumers and colleagues alike.

Contact Us via email or at 770-599-7512

*trauma is defined as anything that was hard or difficult for the individual, regardless of what other people experienced, say, or believe about the incident or incidents.