Becky Miller began her career in mental healthcare working with youth in Chicago, IL, where she also received her BA from Columbia College in performance with a focus on improv. It was during this time that she witnessed the powerful connection between art, self-expression, and healing, and would be inspired to pursue a career that would combine her love of the arts and social work. In 2010, Becky received her masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, with a concentration in Marriage/Family Therapy, from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. During her studies, she also trained to become a certified Expressive Art Therapist and explored ways to integrate various art therapy techniques including somatic, movement, and narrative mediums into her practice. Beyond her certifications as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Expressive Art Therapist, Becky has received training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and has studied sexualized behavioral issues in teens/adolescents. She is also trained in Brainspotting, a modified form of EMDR therapy.
Becky believes that all humans have the capacity to grow and heal with the support of therapeutic tools and time. She is passionate about helping parents and teens learn ways to engage with each other in healthy relationships that foster positive connections and healing. In addition to relational issues with self and others, Becky also focuses on treating issues of attachment, trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), autism spectrum disorders (ASD), anxiety and depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and substance abuse.
When she’s not providing support for students at Solstice East, Becky can be found hiking with her pups around Western North Carolina mountains and rivers, spending time with family and friends, enjoying Asheville’s local music scene, writing, practicing photography, gardening, and accepting that she’s probably never going to get around to learning how to knit.