Veronica Miller, MA, LCPC
Who am I as a therapist? I believe in being the same genuine person in the therapy office as I am in the real world. I strive to be open, compassionate, understanding, and also to incorporate some humor. I create a safe and non-judgmental space with my clients to allow for open and honest conversations about life and the hardships we face. I integrate collaboration, safety, and authenticity into all of my relationships with my clients so we can create an environment that facilitates self growth, compassion, and understanding.
Who do I work with? I work with young adults and adults who are interested and motivated for change. I work with both individuals and couples. I enjoy working with individuals and couples in regards to relationships, life transitions, identity development, sexual identity awareness, anxiety, and depression. I like working with young emerging adults as they begin to find their way in the world post graduation as well as adults as they go through life changes (dating, marriage, children, etc.). I work with those who want to work through trauma to begin healing and moving forward with life goals. I also work with the LGBTQIA community in regards to coming out, identity exploration, non-monogamous relationships, and transition.
Areas of Interest. My areas of interest include a variety of different topics that can come up with clients. I am interested in trauma, LGBTQIA issues and concerns, challenging perfectionism, life transitions, and identity development. I also am interested in relationships, conflict resolution skills, and helping to foster connection with one’s self and partner.
How I Practice?. I create a therapy environment that is safe and cultivates a strong relationship between myself and my clients. I value collaboration, commitment, and valuing the vulnerability that comes into the space. I strive to utilize my eclectic style to meet the individual needs of each of my clients. I incorporate different skills, education, and also ways of cultivating growth and curiosity. I utilize trauma-informed care to help those who are healing from trauma experiences. I also incorporate the work of Brene Brown on vulnerability, shame, and the courage live whole-heartedly.
My Background. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with the state of Illinois. I received my Master’s in Counseling Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2017. Prior to CTC, I have worked in private practice and in a college mental health center. I also have training in Brene Brown’s Living Brave class that cultivates shame work, vulnerability, and authentic living into my work with my clients. My previous experiences gave me the opportunities to work with young adults and adults, as well as with working with individuals, families, and groups. I also have experience in creating and facilitating groups and workshop trainings.
More About Me. I enjoy reading, watching movies, and taking long walks around the city. I enjoy visiting family and friends. I currently reside on the Northside of Chicago with my spouse and my dog, Josie.
Favorite Quote: “There is freedom waiting for you, on the breezes of the sky, and you ask ‘what if I fall?’ Oh but my darling, what if you fly?” ~Erin Hanson