About me

I began my career with high school students in a church setting which I enjoyed, but realized that young people needed so much more for their social and emotional well-being than I knew at that time. This led me to pursue my Master's in Social Work from Aurora University and I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for the past 21 years working with individuals, couples, families and adolescents. I am licensed in Illinois, Indiana and Montana.
Working with young people has always been a passion of mine as I see the importance of multiple positive influences as they develop and grow in a healthy manner. I have used Cognitive Behavior Therapy with young people as it helps them recognize their own strengths and develop healthy thought patterns. I also use Mindfulness Stress Reduction techniques with young people as school, sports, social lives and planning for the future can be overwhelming. Depending on the issue that is presented I also draw on other methods such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy and often use Expressive Art. I love to educate on the inner workings of the brain and how this effects their emotions and reactivity with family and friends.
I feel that I work well with parents, teachers and other health professionals that may be part of a young person's treatment, as I maintain the confidential relationship with young clients. I believe the family system is part of many issues that arise and is a very important part of any therapy that is to have lasting effects. I welcome any questions and input parents have along the way in their child's treatment.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationships
  • Trauma, Abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , First Responder Issues , Gender Dysphoria , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 21

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

IL LCSW 149-012378

MT LCSW BBH-LCSW-LIC-23859

IN LCSW 34009842A


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Mary Miller. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Teen Counseling might be different.

Written on Feb 11, 2024 after therapy with Mary for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Very good with trama has lots of exercises to try and goes out of her way for patients

Written on Feb 07, 2024 after therapy with Mary for 11 months

Mary is the first therapist I and my daughters have ever worked with who we feel has been exactly what we needed. She listens, responds, helps us come up with plans of action. She’s understanding, not judgmental, kind, empathetic and helpful. I am so grateful we found her and will continue to work with her whenever we need the extra support of a therapist in our lives. Thank you Mary for all of your help and support!

Written on Jan 02, 2024 after therapy with Mary for 1 year and 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

Great therapist. Answers quickly and is always on time.

Written on Nov 05, 2023 after therapy with Mary for 3 months on issues concerning relationship

Mary has been really helpful, my husband and I feel real growth in our marriage.

Written on Oct 02, 2023 after therapy with Mary for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Over the last 9 months Mary has helped me gain perspective and understanding. Her kind and guiding words have helped me toward being the mother I'd hoped I would be. She's down to earth and easy to talk to.

Written on May 18, 2023 after therapy with Mary for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

I have enjoyed working with Mary so far. She is kind, a good listener, and validates me when I'm being hard on myself. I think that Mary has a good mixture of being personal and professional. She asks me questions, and helps me explore what I'm dealing with so that I can figure out next steps.

Written on Apr 28, 2023 after therapy with Mary for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, grief, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Mary helped me accept myself and find my center again.

Written on Apr 19, 2023 after therapy with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Mary is compassionate and practical. She is efficient and has many tools to share to help me process different situations. She listens well and understands the root of what to start on and I appreciate that so much!

Written on Apr 14, 2023 after therapy with Mary for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and parenting issues

Mary is very personable and a great listener! She is funny and has a great sense of humor. I’m a pastor, and having someone who has been through many of the same experiences I have really helps me feel seen and understood.

Written on Mar 23, 2023 after therapy with Mary for 1 month

Mary is professional and supportive in helping me work through current and past events in my life. I appreciate her recommendations for additional resources I can seek for further information or implementing in my daily life.

Written on Feb 20, 2023 after therapy with Mary for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and compassion fatigue

Mary Miller is by far the best, most understanding, attentive and compassionate therapist I have ever had. I question if I would even be alive if not for her.

Written on Jan 23, 2023 after therapy with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and sleeping disorders

She is so profesional and listening my all problem

Written on Dec 13, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, and co

Thank you

Written on Oct 14, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management

Mary is a wonderful, empathetic listener willing to give perspectives and other tools that help with processing events and thoughts in a manner that enables me to move forward. She has continuously provided follow up work sheets for me to continue working through my inner chatter, and improve my ability to recognize my feelings and be able to start responding and quit reacting.

Written on Sep 26, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

She’s even reached out without a schedule appointment! Awesome

Written on Sep 03, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Mary has helped me with a multitude of things. My emotional state, mental state and how to deal with real life situations. She's been excellent to me and has helped me. I recommend her to anyone that is seeking a therapist who cares about you and is willing to listen and help you out!

Written on Aug 19, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Mary is so helpful — she’s really been helping me feel better about my life and the pandemic.

Written on Aug 17, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Mary is the first therapist that I have scheduled with my entire life. She listens to what I have to say and responds quickly. I'm lucky enough to find a therapist that I can confide in and not judge me too harshly. Thank you Mary

Written on Jul 11, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Mary has helped me examine important areas of my life by listening and asking questions. Very knowledgeable and calming professional. I can’t think of what more someone would want from a therapist. Highly recommend

Written on Jun 20, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 1 year and 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and sleeping disorders

I'm extremely grateful

Written on Mar 23, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Mary you are wonderful. I absolutely enjoy speaking with you. Thank you

Written on Mar 01, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, sleeping disorders, anger management, and bipolar disorder

Mary is the single best therapist I've ever had and I've had a few. She listens and gives great advice and let's you figure things out whenever you're close.

Written on Feb 04, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

I've been working with Mary for just over a week now, and she is very open and understanding.

Written on Jan 14, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 4 months on issues concerning relationship

Mary is very compassionate and thoughtful - we look forward to our sessions with Mary!

Written on Dec 18, 2021 after therapy with Mary for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Mary is very professional and detail oriented therapist. She is always a great listener and we’ll process oriented therapist. Since the first session with her I knew she was the right therapist for me. Always attentive and awesome with scheduling. Highly recommended!

Written on Dec 07, 2021 after therapy with Mary for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Very patient and offers great insight.

Written on Nov 23, 2021 after therapy with Mary for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes

Mary is great she really listens to me and is always there when I have needed her.

Written on Sep 28, 2021 after therapy with Mary for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

This is the first time I have tried therapy and it has been very helpful, especially with recent events that have happened in my life.

Written on Sep 16, 2021 after therapy with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and anger management

I had something I was ashamed to talk about but Mary made it so easy to say how I felt and what I was going through

Written on Sep 11, 2021 after therapy with Mary for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, parenting issues, coping with life changes, and adhd

Mary is compassionate and strong and she knows her stuff. A great listener with great suggestions. We are very connected

Written on Aug 20, 2021 after therapy with Mary for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

She has been great at listening and helping me understand how to better deal with my emotions and stress and how to focus on the positives instead of the negatives. She helps me to better put things into prospective which I really appreciate!

Written on Jul 31, 2021 after therapy with Mary for 11 months on issues concerning relationship

Mary is such a gem. Having seen therapists for the majority of my life, I’d have to say she’s easily been the best. Very patient, understanding, and knowledgeable. Listens to both sides of the story and always has thoughtful input. Always made my boyfriend and I feel comfortable discussing anything—even the most troubling/difficult moments of our relationship. Highly highly recommend.

Written on Jun 26, 2021 after therapy with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Mary is an excellent counselor and even tho I am a new patient for her, she is extremely helpful to me. I’m in a post divorce situation, where 30 year old kids are acting like 2 year olds. She has been very helpful to me

Written on May 26, 2021 after therapy with Mary for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Mary is a great listener. She is thoughtful and considerate with her responses. I came to her at a time when I really needed to work through some personal and family challenges, and she was supportive and non-judgmental. I would definitely recommend her!

Written on May 07, 2021 after therapy with Mary for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

She has been amazing! Helped me through a tough time and I’ve come such a long way! Thankful for her.

Written on Apr 28, 2021 after therapy with Mary for 8 months on issues concerning relationship

Mary is a consummate professional. We came looking for someone who could speak from a place of experience in relationships, mental health, and communication. She's also been flexible with our schedule and readily available.

Written on Apr 09, 2021 after therapy with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Mary does a great job listening to our concerns, helping us better understand each other and applies extensive knowledge to clarify our experiences and points of view.

Written on Feb 21, 2021 after therapy with Mary for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

Mary Miller is an excellent counselor, she listens, she is understanding, she has wisdom and I trust her words of expertise.

Written on Feb 13, 2021 after therapy with Mary for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Mary changed my life in just our three sessions. She listened to me, and when I didn’t know what to say, she asked all the right questions to help me get out what I was feeling. I would recommend her to absolutely everyone.

Written on Feb 12, 2021 after therapy with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

I am extremely happy with the services I am receiving from Mary

Written on Dec 26, 2020 after therapy with Mary for 9 months

Mary has changed my life. She has helped me through very hard times. If it wasn’t for her I wouldn’t be here. Thank you.

Written on Oct 26, 2020 after therapy with Mary for 1 year and 6 months

She is great

Written on Sep 24, 2020 after therapy with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Mary Miller is a great therapist. She is patient, kind, and knows how to keep the conversation on track. She is supportive and does a great job with building the therapeutic relationship and being a catalyst for assisting you with obtaining the desired change you want to see in your relationship.

Written on Aug 31, 2020 after therapy with Mary for 4 weeks

She is terrific

Written on Aug 20, 2020 after therapy with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Mary, has been great, she has been able to get us both to open up. It has taken some time for my husband but he is becoming a willing participant. Kudos for her taking her time to listen to us both

Written on Jul 03, 2020 after therapy with Mary for 6 months on issues concerning depression, eating disorders, and sleeping disorders

Mary Miller is absolutely the best counselor I could choose.

Written on Jun 16, 2020 after therapy with Mary for 2 months

I found Mary super helpful in working through some issues. I really appreciated her help and will contact her again when I need more help!

Written on May 21, 2020 after therapy with Mary for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and sleeping disorders

I'm coming back to life. Mary's calm voice helps me to relax and greatful she offers natural healing which is very helpful. I'm glad she's my counselor! Just make my day a lot brighter.

Written on May 20, 2020 after therapy with Mary for 4 months

First session was great. I am confident in her abilities and skills to assist me. She provided a bunch of information from just the first session.

Written on Apr 13, 2020 after therapy with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Amazing

Written on Mar 16, 2020 after therapy with Mary for 7 months on issues concerning relationship

Mary really has my interests at heart! I was so glad to find her in a very difficult time.

Written on Feb 07, 2020 after therapy with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Mary has helped me in a variety of ways; she has helped with ways to cope with anxiety I have been experiencing.

After every session I feel better with what we have discussed and I feel empowered with new skills to better address everyday stresses in my high pressure job.

Written on Jan 29, 2020 after therapy with Mary for 2 weeks

Mary is very professional, understanding and respectful. She is very calm, caring, and approachable. She gives me the info/tools I need that is appropriate. I like that I can read these very quickly and have easy access from my profile . I appreciate that she takes time to explain concepts to help me understand myself without suggesting a book right off the bat. I don't like reading long books if I can find a short but concise way to still get what I need to know. She takes care to make sure I understand things properly. She follows up with concerns and questions. She is very engaging and remembers what I've shared without having me repeat myself too much.

Written on Nov 19, 2019 after therapy with Mary for 2 weeks

I found Mary to be very supportive and skillful in addressing faulty thinking I had about myself and my challenges in my marriage.

Written on Oct 10, 2019 after therapy with Mary for 2 months

Mary is a fantastic counselor. She is thoughtful, encouraging, and skilled at handling issues.

Written on May 05, 2019 after therapy with Mary for 2 months

Mary is wonderful. She has been a really helpful support system and voice of reason for me when I needed it most. I always leave our sessions feeling relieved, listened to and empowered with a game plan to tackle whatever it is that I might be dealing with that week.

Written on Apr 24, 2019 after therapy with Mary for 2 months

Mary Miller is kind, creative and a great support system. She gives constructive counseling and offers skills to better improve marriage, coping skills and improve depression & anxiety. I’ve enjoyed talking with her through video, phone and text. She’s been a very helpful listening ear and support system.

Written on Apr 22, 2019 after therapy with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

I've only had two sessions with her, but I find Mary to be an excellent counselor. She is resourceful, respectful and a great listener. I highly recommend her!

Written on Apr 01, 2019 after therapy with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and self esteem

Mary has been very helpful and she really cares and spends time reading and carefully answering my posts. I would highly recommend her to anyone.

Written on Feb 13, 2019 after therapy with Mary for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and anger management

Very honest and open. Listens attentively and gives feedback that allows you to actually rethink your actions and want to do better. She made me aware of mindfulness patterns that I've ignored when anger might arise.

Written on Jan 13, 2019 after therapy with Mary for 2 weeks

Mary has been a Godsend! My teenage son had not opened up to the idea of counseling or therapy in the past but with the ability to IM or text with Mary, he gave it a shot. She made him comfortable with the process very quickly. She puts my mind at ease that even if he and I aren't talking as much as we did when he was younger, he has her and trusts her.

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