Diane Miller, MS, LMHC
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Chemical Dependency Professional, and Registered Hypnotherapist in the State of Washington. I also hold National Certified Counselor and Masters in Addiction credentials. I graduated with a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from California State University, Fullerton. It was a privilege to have trained under a professor who studied with the famous family therapist and author, Virginia Satir. Based on this model, I look at a client’s situation through a systemic lens. I am approved to provide clinical supervision for clinicians seeking licensure. More recently, I have obtained certifications in Personal Training and Lifestyle/Fitness Coaching.
Psychotherapy is my second career and my first career was in the health and fitness industry. I co-founded a natural, organic grocery store in San Diego, California and owned and operated a fitness center in a small town in Colorado. While training members in strength training, it became apparent that some individuals had other things on their mind and had difficulty focusing on workouts. My members had found a safe place to share their emotional and relational issues and I found myself using active listening skills but encouraging them to finish a set of repetitions. I saw a need to provide wellness-focused services to facilitate body/mind connections. I have also worked in hospital and school settings as well as inpatient and outpatient treatment centers. I have a strong background working with co-occurring disorders, encompassing family of origin work with clients coming from troubled families.
My therapeutic work is client-centered, which means I work with what each individual brings to session. I also take a strength-based approach, meaning I don’t pathologize my clients but try to emphasize their own inherent health. You may want to get rid of a bad habit, reduce anxiety, manage stress or find inner peace. I have a grounded, calming presence and will be honored to tailor techniques to fit your needs and wants. I look forward to connecting with you and personalizing a treatment plan that fits your lifestyle, comfort level and fulfills your dreams.