Cara Miller

Psychologist, PhD, SEP

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Cara Miller

Psychologist, PhD, SEP

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Silver Spring, MD 20910
Offers online therapy

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Announcement icon In accord with social distancing practices during this time, it's my pleasure to connect with people based in MD & DC through teletherapy.

About

I believe every person has the ability to grow and transform. I believe that we can best do so when accompanied compassionately along our journeys. Through increasing self-awareness, cultivating our inner and external resources, and understanding the interconnected influences of mind and body in our daily lives, we can transform through painful times and arrive into greater and deeper capacity for relationships to ourselves and with others. I specialize in working with adults through trauma healing, grief and loss (including that of beloved animals), LGBTQIA+ identities and relationships, depression/anxiety, and life transitions.
I integrate evidence-based modalities and complementary approaches rooted in the inextricable connection between mind and body. These include relational-psychodynamic therapies, mindfulness-based therapies, and Somatic Experiencing for trauma resolution. My approach is attachment-oriented, resilience-based, multiculturally-informed, and LGBTQIA+ affirming.
Guided by compassion and with a deep belief in your capacity for growth, my hope is to support and accompany you as grow through and from your struggles. Through increasing self-awareness and capacity, and cultivating newer experiences, we'll transform your suffering into strength as you move forward towards a deeper, richer, and more meaningful life.

Finances

  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
I am not currently accepting insurance; however, I will gladly provide you with a detailed invoice to submit to your insurance company.
Email me or call with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 8 Years
  • License: Maryland / 06312
  • School: Gallaudet University
  • Year Graduated: 2011
Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP); approved Training Assistant for the Somatic Experiencing Institute (SEI) Professional Training.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Somatic Experiencing International
  • License No. and State: PSY2000022 Washington, D.C.

Location

Silver Spring, MD 20910
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Career Counseling
  • Deaf/Hard of Hearing people and ASL Communities
  • Depression
  • Education and Learning Disabilities
  • Family Conflict
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Obesity
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pet Loss and Bereavement
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Transgender
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Other Racial or Ethnic Background
I also speak: American Sign Language (ASL)
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Blind Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Deaf Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Little Person Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Animal-Assisted Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Existential
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Expressive Arts
  • Feminist
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Somatic
  • Somatic Experiencing®
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

Links

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Last Modified: 31 Jul 2022
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Cara Miller

Psychologist, PhD, SEP