Olivia Miller (Intern Therapist)
Olivia Miller (she/her) is an Intern Therapist at The Center for Growth and a graduate student completing her Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling through Northwestern University. Olivia offers an empowering, non-judgmental, safe space for all clients. She strongly believes in making meaning through adversity and empowering clients to recognize their resiliency. Her intention is for counseling to be a collaborative effort and to help her clients feel heard, understood, and self-sufficient.
Although she is psychodynamically oriented, Olivia’s therapeutic approach is often integrative and grounded in meeting clients where they’re at. Some other theoretical orientations she chooses to honor are: person-centered, strength-based/positive psychology, multicultural/feminist approaches, and narrative therapy. Through her integrative lens, she also encourages tools such as mindfulness, yoga, breathwork, and meditation. When appropriate, she also welcomes creative therapeutic relief such as humor, dance, and expressive arts.
Olivia is committed to an anti-racist, LGBTQIA+, culturally-competent framework and encourages these topics to be broached in the counseling room. She aims to be particularly mindful of the intersectionality gender, race, culture, religion, age, sexuality, etc. can have on an individual’s reality and identity. Olivia recognizes how challenging it can be to seek therapy and she is thrilled to be a part of your healing journey.
- Pennsylvania: Working towards a masters in clinical mental health
Olivia Miller (Intern Therapist)’s Latest TIPs:
Affirmations vs. IF-ermations
Have you ever found yourself feeling affirmations aren’t as helpful as everyone claims they are? Do you ever feel affirmations are failed attempts to convince yourself of your own …