Courtney Miller, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

She/Her/Hers

Courtney Miller, therapist in Philadelphia with brown hair and brown eyes. Courtney Miller is wearing a blue shirt with flower print with a black leather blazer. She is looking at the camera smiling in an office at The Better You Institute with a shelf and light in the background.

Courtney Miller

LPC

Specialties

Philadelphia Therapists

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 specialize in working with children ages 10-years and older, teens/adolescents, and young adults. I am passionate about working within the LGBTQ+ community, helping to create safety and alliance. As an artist, I enjoy taking a creative, expressive, experiential approach. If you or your child identifies as ‘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, trauma-related issues, and relational dynamics. While trauma can take many forms, I work closely with those overcoming Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD), abusive relationships, and narcissistic wounds. 
 
 
I believe you are the expert of your life. My job is to guide you into becoming aware of patterns hindering you from reaching your goals and highlight skills you already have. Our relationship will serve as the safe base you need to get vulnerable with yourself and the people around you. Together, you will learn how to break out of these unhealthy patterns and find alternate ways of being that better suit you in the present. Our work together will first give you an understanding of why you are experiencing your overthinking or negative emotions that may have led to an inability to organize, communicate effectively, isolation, and so much more. We will also work to bring out the strengths you already have inside of you, as well as give you hands-on tools, such as mindfulness exercises, breathing techniques, and thought reframes to name a few. I believe that with understanding and tools, you can overcome the past experiences that led you to my office. 
 
 
I completed my undergraduate work at SUNY New Paltz in New York, receiving a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Fine Art. I 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!
 
 
As a therapist 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 feel this experience gives me an edge when working with individuals, as I have seen how family dynamics play out and can give insight based on this. I have also volunteered at the Trevor Project Crisis Hotline for LGBTQ youth, where I mastered de-escalation skills and gained awareness of issues specific to folx in the LGBTQ+ community.
 
 
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!

Schedule of Availability: 

Monday: 3-8p; virtual

Tuesday: 3-8p; virtual

Wednesday: 3-9p; virtual

Thursday: 10-2p; virtual

Friday: 1-3p; virtual

Blogs by Courtney

Attachment Styles | Find Security in Your Relationships

Attachment Styles | Find Security in Your Relationships

Curious about why some people are more secure in relationships than others? What you know of love, connection, and relationships you learn in early childhood. Renowned family therapist, Mary Ainsworth, did a study called the Strange Situation, where, after observing...

Narcissist and Empath Relationship: When an empath should work on healthier dynamics and when to leave

Narcissist and Empath Relationship: When an empath should work on healthier dynamics and when to leave

Congratulations, you’re in a relationship! These days with online dating, catfishing, and ghosting, dating is not easy! You’ve been with this person for some time now, and you can happily say you’re in love. However, this love comes with a catch. Although you think...

Narcissist Love Bombing Cycle and Narcissistic Abuse

Narcissist Love Bombing Cycle and Narcissistic Abuse

 If you have been the empath in a romantic relationship with someone whom has narcissistic traits, you may relate to the manipulated and calculated behaviors seen in the narcissist love bombing cycle. Narcissistic traits involve grandiosity, lack of empathy, and a...