Emily Miller, M.Ed., is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator. Her practice combines therapy services for adolescents and adults along with parent consultation and parent education services. She utilizes a collaborative and strengths-based approach, both in how she works with her clients and how she counsels them to work within their families. Emily aims to provide an environment that is both supportive and challenging – where her clients feel known and understood, while still feeling pushed to find new ways of viewing problems and healthier ways of coping.
With undergraduate and graduate degrees from Vanderbilt University in Human Development, Child Development and Counseling, Emily has specialized training in understanding people through a developmental framework. In the early days of her counseling career, she worked with children and teens in school and college settings. She then moved to a clinic setting where she developed and supervised an Intensive Outpatient Program for adolescents diagnosed with depression and anxiety. As she gained more experience providing therapy to adolescents and adults, she turned her focus to parent consultation and parent education as well. Passionate about providing treatment that is both client-centered and effective, Emily integrates a variety of approaches with clients and their families. These approaches include CBT, DBT, Solution-Focused, Narrative, Emotion-Focused, Sensorimotor, EMDR, Positive Discipline and Collaborative Problem Solving methods. Emily provides therapy and consultation services in-person or via the internet utilizing a HIPAA-compliant online platform. She also runs Positive Parenting groups.
Originally from Atlanta, by way of Nashville and a stop in Minneapolis, Emily is a New England transplant. In addition to her twelve years of professional experience as a counselor, she spent four years in the music industry and as a professional photographer. These varied life experiences bring a unique and creative perspective to her work.