Attachment-Oriented Psychotherapy (DEEP), Infertility and Perinatal Counseling, Grief Counseling, Relational Life Therapy
Sara offers free consultations, please contact her to see if you all are a good fit.
Sara is a senior clinician at IPNB Psychotherapy of Austin, and brings a wealth of life experience to clients grappling with anxiety, loss, and relational health. She specializes in the emotional side of infertility and loves helping people with self-discovery and trauma healing. Her training includes DEEP, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Emotional Transformation Therapy and Relational Life Therapy for couples.
Sara believes that when you're choosing a therapist, fit is everything. Sara is a 40-something-year-old wife and mom. During years of infertility and pregnancy loss, her mom was diagnosed with cancer and her dad died—and the intensity of it all finally led her to therapy. She's had a lot of practice with uncertainty and loss. She is on this path with you, and that helps her show up in a meaningful way.
Sara loves to study Attachment Theory and Interpersonal Neurobiology and share what she learns with clients. These areas of research explore how distressing live events (no matter how small) shape our brains, and lives, in ways we can't always see.
She believes it's important to understand how the past creates expectations for your present life and the future. She also believes that emotions are important signals that need ur attention—especially when they're uncomfortable. And that learning how your brain and body are wired to protect you can help you find self-compassion and relief. Most importantly, she knows that therapy can help you feel less alone in the world, and help you live from a place that feels authentic and true.
Q&A with Sara Miller
How does talking to someone help?
It can be rare in daily life to feel supported through uncertainty, vulnerability, and loss. Talking to someone who knows how to tune in to your needs can help you feel seen and heard—and we all need more of this. We are wired to seek connection and to feel “felt” by others. No matter how badly you’ve been hurt or what you’ve lost, when you know that you are worthy and cared for, things can shift.
What is your first question for a client, and why?
I’m not sure that I have a single go-to question! Your brain and mind are as unique as your fingerprint, so there isn’t one “right” way to begin. Your story may feel complicated, or it may feel scary to be vulnerable with a stranger. And that’s okay. We’ll start wherever you’re ready.
What is the best thing you have learned from one of your people?
Compassion is an unlimited resource. Many of us feel like we have to hold onto guilt or pain or bad feelings toward ourselves to keep things in balance—but it just doesn’t work this way. Building compassion for yourself creates more compassion for others. Healing yourself makes the world a better place.