SE TRAUMA INSTITUTE PRACTITIONER DIRECTORY

Cara Miller

Provisional SE™ PractitionerSE Assistant

Practice

Cara Miller, Ph.D.

It’s a privilege to work with people seeking support around trauma healing, grief and loss (including that of beloved pets), life transitions, disability-related challenges, blocks to creativity, sexuality and gender, relationships, and struggles with mood and anxiety.

I have a deep conviction in every person's innate ability to uncover and connect with their strengths to thrive, and believe that we can best do so in optimal conditions of felt safety and relational support.

My approach to the integration of mind-body therapies is influenced by somatic, relational, psychodynamic, person-centered, multicultural, and feminist schools of training. In particular, I integrate evidence-based and complementary approaches that include attachment-oriented, animal-assisted, and mindfulness-based therapies with Somatic Experiencing for trauma resolution.

Anchored in compassionate presence and cultivating curious exploration, my work is guided by culturally humble, anti-racist, socially-just, and resilience-informed values.

I am bilingual, fluent in English and American Sign Language (ASL), and offer clinical work, teaching, consulting, and training in both languages.

Specialties

  • Adults
  • Complex PTSD
  • Couples
  • Developmental Trauma
  • Disabilities - Deaf / Hearing Impaired
  • Disabilities - Physically Impaired
  • Disabilities - Vision Impaired
  • Grief and Loss
  • Hospice
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Medical Procedure Trauma
  • Prenatal/Birth Trauma
  • Intergeneration Trauma
  • Racial Trauma
  • Anti-Oppression Trauma Resolution
  • Systemic Trauma

SE Level

Provisional SE™ Practitioner

Professional Title

Psychotherapist