Emma Miller, MSW

“You don’t need a cure, you need a witness.” – Christie Tate, Group: How One Therapist and a Circle of Strangers Saved My Life

Emma has her Bachelor’s degree in social work from Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia. She obtained her Master’s degree in clinical social work from Virginia Commonwealth University. Emma has experience working with adolescents and adults in a group therapy setting as well as engaging with individuals who are placed in hospice care. She has gained clinical skills by working with individuals who have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and major depressive disorder.

Emma enjoys partnering with individuals as they work toward healing in all aspects of their lives. She approaches each client from a person-centered, systems perspective and emphasizes the personal strengths of her clients. Emma has experience using cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) techniques in her practice so that clients can learn practical skills for everyday challenges. She also is open to conversations about spirituality and faith with clients who want this integrated into their treatment. Emma considers it an honor to walk alongside her clients as they learn more about themselves, their pasts, and their relationships.

 

When she is not working, Emma can be found drinking coffee, reading historical fiction novels, and spending time with her friends.