Courtney Miller | MA
Courtney is a pre-licensed clinician working towards hours for professional counseling licensure. She is supervised by Michael Galarraga, LPC, ATR-BC, CSAC, CSOTP, and Nitasha Strait, ABD, M.Ed., MA, LMFT, CST.
My goal as a therapist is to make you feel safe. I have both a warm and empathetic approach and believe that by developing a strong therapeutic relationship healing will occur. I strive to regard all clients with unconditional positive regard and to accept and not judge anything that is brought into the sessions.
I believe you are the expert on your own feelings and my job is to guide you through them. Our relationship will serve as the basis to explore patterns in your life that are no longer serving you. We will bring awareness to these patterns and find alternate ways of being that better suit you in the present.
I specialize in working with children ages 10-years and older, teens/adolescents, and young adults. As an artist, I enjoy taking a creative, expressive, experiential approach. If you or your child identifies as a ‘Creative’, I’d love to help utilize your process as a form of healing. I also enjoy helping those working through mood disorders such as generalized anxiety disorder or social anxiety, major depressive disorder, issues related to trauma, and relational dynamics. I am passionate about working within the LGBTQ+ community helping to create safety and alliance. In my spare time, you’ll find me in my studio doing crafty things, traveling, watching scary movies, biking around the city, or having fun with my friends and family!
I completed my undergraduate work at SUNY New Paltz in New York where I received a bachelor’s degree in both Psychology and Fine Art. I then received my master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from CUNY Brooklyn. In New York, I gained experience working with adolescents in an alternate school and young adults in a college setting. Looking for a change in scenery, I moved from New York City to Philadelphia and love it here! In Philadelphia, I have worked as a family-based, community services clinician working to restructure family dynamics, heal past traumas, and institute healthier interactions between family members. I have also volunteered at the Trevor Project Crisis Hotline for LGBTQ youth where I mastered de-escalation skills and gained awareness for issues specific to folx in the LGBTQ+ community.