Mary Ellen Miller MS,LPCLPC

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In Central Time

What’s the most profound, insightful, or interesting thing you’ve learned as a mental health professional?

As a mental health professional, I have learned each and everyone of us has a story that matters. The most profound insight in which I have experienced this, both personally and professionally is each life situation, experience, both good and challenging, become a part of the fabric of my life which allows me to live life to the fullest.

How do you determine therapy goals with clients? What does that process look like?

The therapy goals are determined by the client with utilizing assessment tools and therapist impute. It is my belief as a therapist, each and every one of us has inner strengths and strategies. The therapy goals are developed through a collaborative effort by both the client and therapist to facilitate personal growth, increase self esteem and develop proactive coping strategies to deal effectively with life challenges.

What does a first session with you look like?

Our first session is the most important. It invites you to share what’s been going on in your life, what’s on your mind, what’s bothering you, or whether there are any goals you’d like to discuss. You’ll be invited to speak openly and ask questions. It is an opportunity for you to feel comfortable with me and determine if we are a good fit.





Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

General Expertise


Work Stress

Relationship Issues


Race & Cultural Identity

Autism spectrum disorder

Caregiver stress & support

Chronic illness



First Session


Family Therapy


Couples Therapy


Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Family Session

Couples Session

Individual Session



Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Mindfulness Practices

Culturally Sensitive Therapy

Emotionally Focused Therapy

Interpersonal Psychotherapy

Multicultural Therapy

Person-Centered Therapy

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Training / Certifications

National Red Cross Mental Health Disaster Training


WI, LPC, 2321-125


MS in Counseling, UW LaCrosse, LaCrosse WI.

Post Graduate courses Psychology at UW-Madison, Madison, WI.

BS in Recreational Therapy, UW LaCroose, La Crosse WI.

Work History

YOUR STORY MATTERS. I have been in the Mental Health field for over 35 years in an array of services areas. I have worked with Individuals, couples and families. I have been a military provider, a national red cross disaster volunteer, and an adjunct faculty teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the field of counseling. My specialty is working successfully with Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. With a Native American heritage, I offer a holistic approach to therapy of mind, spirit, and body


Remote Therapist, Portage, 53901, WI