Specializations: Depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder
Treatment Modalities: Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), CBT, DBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Certifications: Advanced training in MBCT. mindfulness amd DBT, Level 3 training in ACT
Fee Scale: Sandra runs MBCT groups and no longer sees individual clients. Fees for her MBCT groups are $60 per session.
Sandra Miller, MSW, LCSW
Does excessive worry get in the way of getting things done? Do obsessive thoughts keep you from enjoying life? Do you lay awake at night thinking? Maybe a mental health professional has said you are treatment resistant or you get better for awhile and then your symptoms return.
I teach the Mindful Way through Depression & Anxiety (a.k.a. Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy) three times a year. In this 10 week class you practice meditation, mindful activity and noticing your inner thoughts, emotions, urges and body sensations. We practice meditation (don’t worry, no experience needed. We teach you in class) so you learn to notice what’s going on in your head in a way that’s intentional, without judgment, in the moment (not an hour later) and as things are (not as we want or expect them to be).
In the MBCT class, meditation will teach you to notice and accept your intrusive thoughts and difficult emotions. You will practice skills from CBT and DBT to create space to respond instead of react on autopilot. You will experience turning the mind from rehashing the past or worrying about the future back to the present moment. Between weekly sessions, you will practice meditation and mindful activity 30-40 minutes a day six days a week, creating the habit of mindfulness..The good news is as you practice your brain forms new neural pathways that make sustaining the habit easier over time. For more information on the next class, go to our webpage.
I started meditating in 1981 and have studied both Buddhist and Christian forms of meditation.. In my spare time, I teach the Mindful Way through Worry and Fear in the community, travel as much as I can, read and hang out with friends over a good meal (I love to cook) and maybe a glass of wine.
I invite you to get in touch.