Kate Miller, LPC

Family Counselor

kate@eastdallastherapy.com

Clients often come to me when their children are having big feelings that they’re having a hard time understanding and dealing with such as:

  • Life Transitions (such as a the birth or adoption of a sibling, a move or change of schools or the loss of an important person in the child’s life)
  • Adjusting to a new diagnosis or ongoing physical or intellectual difference in a child, or sibling’s, life. 
  • Recovery from a traumatic event or ongoing traumatic situation (this includes but isn’t limited to  abuse and/or neglect).
  • Helping children learn emotional regulation, coping skills
  • Sibling rivalry
  • Parental Coaching


I help families by…

Restoring peace and calm in their homes.

Teaching kids express their feelings in developmentally appropriate ways

Teaching kids to cope with big emotions 

Teaching parents to empower their children to express their feelings

Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood. -Mr. Rogers

As adults it is easy to edit our childhood memories to an idyllic time in our lives. It’s true there are things about childhood that are wonderful: having long summer days to play, ride bikes, play Barbies or get lost in the Harry Potter series until your parents tell you to come home to eat a dinner you didn’t have to plan, cook, or pay for. You could just be a kid. 

The reality of childhood often looks different from our rose-colored memories. There are lots of challenges and transitions that children feel deeply leaving them feeling: disconnected, frustrated, scared, anxious or afraid. Childhood may have brought challenges to your child’s life that even you struggle to understand and accept so helping your child navigate them seems an insurmountable task.

Some of these challenges include: difficult medical or mental health diagnosis, divorce, death of loved one, loss of a friendship, transition to a new school, etc.

If you found yourself resonating with any of these scenarios, take courage, there is help and hope. Your child is not ruined or lost forever.  They need support to find their voice, process their pain and find their own way to connect and contribute to others.

 

Professional Info

I have worked as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I hold a a Master of Art in Counseling (MA) and a Master of Theology (ThM) from Dallas Theological Seminary. I am currently working towards a PhD in Counseling Education and Supervision with a specialization in play therapy at The University of North Texas (Denton campus).

My clinical experience ranges across the life-span, in many settings: private practice, homeless, addiction recovery (working with children and parents in an in-patient setting), counseling in a church setting, and working with refugee and immigrant children. The focus of most of my work has been helping children and parents process trauma and adjust after difficult transitions. 

In addition to working at East Dallas Psychotherapy, I’m also the Child Counseling Coordinator at For The Nations Refugee Outreach in Garland, TX. In my spare time I enjoy reading for pleasure, cooking and baking, exploring new cities with friends, cheering on the Cubs at Wrigley Field and spending time with my family. 

Services and Fees

We suggest weekly counseling for kids. Depending on the age of the child, parent consults are setup at regular intervals. Family counseling fees are:

  • Intake fee is $160
  • Session fee is $110
  • Parent consult fee is $110

 
 
A note about insurance
We do not accept insurance, however you can contact your insurance company and ask if you have “out of network” benefits. Sometimes you can be reimbursed by your insurance for counseling fees depending on your insurance benefits.
We accept FSA and HSA, credit cards, cash, or check.