Sara Miller, LPC Intern

supervised by Juliane Taylor Shore, LPC S, LMFT S

512-668-9949 | sara@IPNBaustin.com

 

price for services: $110 per 50 minute session

Sliding scale available? yes

 

LIST OF THERAPIES I PRACTICE:

Experiential attachment-based therapy (DEEP and AEDP)

Parts work informed by Internal Family Systems

Grief recovery and reproductive counseling
    (infertility, pregnancy loss, and postpartum adjustment)

Relational Life Therapy

When you can’t look on the bright side, I will sit with you in the dark. —UNKNOWN

How does talking to someone help?

We’re not supposed to go through the toughest parts of life alone, despite a culture that tells us otherwise. When you’re feeling pain and stress, you may feel like you should hold it all together and figure things out on your own. The truth is, you’re human—and you have a social brain—which means needing help is part of the package. It’s not a weakness or a character flaw. It’s your birthright.

Having an active presence be “in it” with you (whatever “it” is) makes all the difference. Someone who can help you feel less alone. Someone who can see other possibilities, and who can reflect your strengths and goodness. Someone who can be with you in your uncertainty and pain, which can be rare in daily life.

 

Talking to a skilled professional gives you a precious window of time to reconnect, reflect and become intentional. It can help you feel less negativity and harshness toward yourself, and it can help you experience compassion and relief. 

 

What’s your go to first question for a client and why?

“What brought you in to talk to me today?” followed by, “what’s it like to be here?”

 

Once you’ve done the hard work of starting this process, it’s my privilege to listen intently to your story—with sensitivity and openness. As we get to know each other, I’ll meet you where you are. 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.

 

Beyond talking about stuff, I find it helpful to explore what this new experience feels like for you. I often ask, “what’s it like?” or “how do you feel towards that?” to help your brain slow down and make sense of things. Over time, this practice of slowing down and getting curious can make a big difference in how you relate to yourself and your circumstances.

 

What’s best thing you ever learned from one of your people?

Life is a “both/and” experience. Trauma, loss and despair are inevitable parts of life—and people who experience trauma and loss can thrive. You can feel deep grief for your losses and live a meaningful, satisfying life. Your story can contain both joy and pain and space for new possibilities. 

 

Meaningful change happens when your true self feels seen and understood by another human being. No matter how badly you’ve been hurt, no matter what you’ve lost—when you begin to feel worthy and cared for, things can shift.

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