Courtney Miller, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
- Child and Teen/Adolescent (10-18 years old)
- Mood Disorders
- Young Adults (18-35 years old)
- Life transitions
- Boundary Setting
- Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Narcissistic wounds/Recovering from Narcissistic relationship(s)
- Gender Identity
- LGBTQ+ specific issues
- Family Therapy
- Feminist Therapy
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. 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 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.
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
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...
Can't wake up in the morning? Are you hitting snooze five times without waking up until you are late? No motivation to get out of bed? Struggling to get out of the comfort and safety of your bed? Getting out of bed can be difficult, especially when you are struggling...
Decision paralysis anxiety is something most people deal with - you are not alone. Are you at a crossroads? Perhaps you are questioning something big in your life, such as should I have a baby? Should I marry my partner? Or even something smaller such as where should...
Have you questioned your gender identity? Have you realized your gender identity does not match your biological sex? Are you ready to take the next steps to affirm your gender identity & start gender affirming hormonal treatments? Gender Affirming Hormone Therapy...
How often do you practice self-care, such as taking the time to slow down and do something just for yourself? How often do you put in the same energy in caring for yourself as you do for others? It’s easy to get lost in our daily to-do lists. This usually comes at the...
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...
If you have been in a relationship with someone with narcissistic traits, you may relate to the narcissistic abuse cycle that involves narcissist love bombing cycle. Narcissistic traits involve grandiosity, lack of empathy, and a need for admiration to regulate a...
Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD) is less commonly known than Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). C-PTSD develops from an ongoing stressful environment during development or any long-term stressful environment (e.g., abusive relationship(s), trauma...
What Is Sexism? The definition of sexism is “prejudice, stereotyping, or discrimination, typically against women, based on sex. ” Have you ever heard “you throw like a girl!” used as an insult? Do you know that for every dollar a man makes, a woman only makes 82...