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My Practice:

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As a PTSD therapist I am very methodical in how I approach working with my clients.  I tend to look at the big picture to see what the interactions are for the individual and the family.  We tend to go through life in a "dance" with others, and often the "dance" works and sometimes it just doesn't.  My mindset is to help my clients change their steps in the dance and to gain greater understanding how not to repeat that same dysfunctional "dance" with others.  I am a big proponent of helping my clients learn to recognize their triggers.  I believe when triggers are recognizable, then my clients can gain better control over their PTSD, anxiety, and depression symptoms. I am active during the session, and often get out a white board to help explain abstract concepts of how we interact with others.  I give homework of suggested readings and also practice of what was learned in the session.  I find in my practice that improvement is accelerated when the client does the homework.  


I have a laid back style and am very respectful of each client's emotional state and ability to lean into the discomfort of his or her problem(s).  I teach each client more adaptive means of managing emotions and behaviors by showing how the negative internal narrative drives each. I teach all trauma clients means to help "put on the brakes" within the mind so the client learns how to "filter" perceived fear from real fear. I employ the use of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprosessing) and EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) to help a client process traumatic memories/events. I also employ a Cognitive Behavioral approach to help the client learn to recognize triggers so the client can use the lessons learned from the past to avoid repeating the same or similar problem again. 

My Credentials
  • Masters of Science degree from Memphis State University graduating in 1992

  • Licensed in Tennessee as a Licensed Professional Counselor/ Mental Health Service Provider  TN License #582

  • National Certified Counselor: National Board of Certified Counselors 1994

  • National Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor: National Board of Certified Counselors 2013


Treating Dissociative Dissorders Training Received from International Society for the Study of Trauma & Dissociation:
  • 2005: Psychotherapy Training for Dissociative Disorders Basic Course  Florence, KY  Don Beere, Ph.D. (ABPP)

  • 2006: Psychotherapy Training for Dissociative Disorders Advanced Course Florence, KY  Don Beere, Ph.D. (ABPP)

  • 25th Annual ISST-D Conference  Chicago, IL 2008

  • 27th Annual ISST-D Conference Atlanta, GA 2010

  • Masters Training in Psychotherapy for Dissociative Disorders 2012  Florence, KY  Don Beere, Ph.D. (ABPP)

EMDR Training Received:
  • Level I EMDR training: 1998 Houston, TX (EMDR Institute)

  • Level II EMDR training: 1999 Denver, CO (EMDR Institute)

  • 2000 EMDRIA Annual Conference Toronto, Ontario, Canada

  • Using EMDR with Severe Trauma, Complex Trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder 2008 Cincinatti, OH (EMDRIA) Don Beere, Ph.D. (ABPP)

  • 2009 EMDRIA Annual Conference Atlanta, GA

  • Using the EMDR AIP Model for Treating Adults with Complex PTSD (EMDRIA) 2011 Memphis, TN Jim Knipe, Ph.D.


Professional Affiliations:
  • American Association of Counselors

  • National Board of Certified Counselors

  • International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation


Miscellaneous Information:
  • 20+ years of experience

  • Religious preference: any

  • Adults only; no couples counseling

  • Brief telephone consults available.

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EMDR, PTSD, Trauma, Mental Health Counseling, Depression and Christian Counseling in Memphis, TN and the greater Shelby County area.

Kathy Miller, MS, LPC/MHSP

The Midsouth Center for the Treatment

of Trauma & Dissociation

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