Monique Miller (she/her)

MA, LMFT
Accepting Clients

Your healing matters. It is never too late to deepen your relationship with yourself and improve your connection to significant others.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Cruz, CA

Services
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Group

About My Clients

I support individuals learning to re-parent themselves and repair wounds of complex trauma. I have specialized experience in recovery from emotional neglect or narcissistic abuse, whether from family of origin or a romantic relationship. I also work with couples and families, with an emphasis on those in non-traditional spaces. This includes members of the LGBTQ community, as well as blended families/step-parents looking to create a family system that functions in the healthiest way possible.

My Background and Approach

Since receiving my Master's in Depth Psychology, I have received additional training in Internal Family Systems (IFS), Brainspotting, Non-Violent Communication, and Gender-Affirming Mental Health Care. I am also a provider of Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy. I bring a Somatic lens to my work, so that you can begin to make your body a friend and ally in healing. I have lived experience in recovery from narcissistic abuse, and have done a significant amount of study and training in order to support others on this journey. The work typically involves: practicing attunement to your own needs while developing healthy boundaries with others, learning to soothe your nervous system, and rediscovering your core self. I am passionate about this important healing work. No matter what concerns bring you to therapy, I will welcome all parts of you with warmth and gentle curiosity.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe we all have the capacity to heal, and that humans have the fundamental right to conditions that allow for healing and growth. I believe in free, universal health care including mental health care. I will continue to fight for a system that puts human health above profit. Until this is achieved, I maintain a number of therapy slots for MediCal or low-fee clients. I'm a bisexual woman helping to raise my trans stepson. LGBTQ folx safety and civil rights are of utmost importance to me. I support the Black Lives Matter movement, and am committed to the ongoing process of becoming a better ally. I believe healing is important, not just because everyone deserves a chance to recover from suffering, but also because when one person heals it has a ripple effect. That person then becomes a better neighbor, friend, parent, or member of the human species. Breaking cycles of inter-generational trauma is one of the most important things we can do, and I'm honored to play a part in this.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Beacon
  • MediCal
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 9 years of practice
  • Languages: English, Espa├▒ol
  • Rate: $165 - 220/session

Info

831-471-7402 Email Monique
550 Water Street
Building L, Suite 2
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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