My name is Sandra Miller and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I also have many years experience as a Registered Nurse. Because of my background in nursing and in mental health, I am very interested in the way physical health affects mental health and vice versa. My background as an MFT informs my belief that good relationships are essential to physical and mental health. My special interest is in working with children, their parents and siblings.
My therapy practice includes, but is not limited to, working with individuals, families and groups with with the following concerns:
Emotional problems (worry, fear, sadness, anger, loneliness, feeling isolated) related to physical illness, injury or conditions requiring multiple surgeries or prolonged treatment.
Ways to help manage chronic pain, and the tension, sadness and fatique and self-criticism and lack of self-worth that sometimes accompanies pain.
Caregivers: including parents and caregivers for elderly parents or ill spouses, because caregivers often are overwhelmed by all they have to do for their loved one and have problems, or even feel guilty about, taking care of themselves. Caregivers often have little energy left over for their spouses, children or friends, and their relationships suffer at a time when they most need support.
Job burnout, because being unhappy or unfulfilled in your job, or having problems getting along with coworkers or your boss can spill over and cause problems in the rest of your life.
Difficulties in making and/or sustaining positive lifestyle changes: because change IS HARD, and some of us need help to change the habits of a lifetime in order to get or stay healthy.
Feeling nervous, worried, upset or scared beyond what you are used to dealing with in your everyday life and having difficulty managing these feelings.
Feeling sad, tired, unmotivated, hopeless, useless, losing interest in the activities you used to enjoy or losing interest in spending time with friends and loved ones.
Siblings or family members who are sad, upset, scared about a family member's illness or injury, and worried about the ill family member and/or how their lives will be changed by the illness.
Grief and mourning, because loss is a part of all of our lives and sometimes outside help is needed.
Need for healthy and effective coping skills: things pile up, people become overwhelmed and unable to juggle all that is going on in their lives and need help figuring out how to take care of themselves while sorting out their problems.
Parenting and child behavior problems.
Psychological trauma related to abuse, injury or medical treatment: which could take the form of excessive worry, sadness, fear, difficulty sleeping, nightmares, flashbacks, behavior changes. Trauma is not limited to the battlefield.
I am a member of the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association, the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, the National Association of Social Workers and the International Association of Trauma Professionals. I am also an AAMFT Approved Supervisor. Look for my profile on GoodTherapy.org.
Monday: 10 AM to 7 PM
Tuesday: 10 AM to 7 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM to 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM to 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM to 12:30 PM
Well Beings, LLC
8911 Greeneway Commons Place
Louisville, KY 40220