Stephanie Miller, LMSW, is a therapist who has worked with children, teens, and adults. She provides a safe space for clients to untangle their thoughts and identify helpful ways of thinking and living. She has helped individuals struggling with substance use issues, mood disorders, and a history of trauma. Stephanie has also supported families who are involved with the foster care system by giving care to the children, their caregivers, and support to parents. With each of these circumstances, Stephanie has
found that individuals and families thrive when they receive support and make use of healthy coping skills. Stephanie is trained in the Community Resiliency Model (CRM) and invites clients to learn the six wellness skills for reading the nervous system and managing the body’s stress response. She has a deep skill set in using Motivational Interviewing to gently guide clients through conversations about making behavior changes.
Stephanie has worked in a variety of practice settings within the behavioral health and child welfare systems. Her work has involved building a program for individuals entering young adulthood, supporting clients working towards wellness in a residential setting, training and supporting foster parents and kinship providers, and providing therapy to individuals. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Family Studies & Human Development at the University of Arizona. Stephanie earned her Master’s in Social Work with a focus on Policy, Administration, and Community Practice. Her instructional experience includes preservice training for foster parents, community education in Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), and research methods course instruction for social work students.
Additionally, Stephanie has developed a training curriculum for behavioral health agencies to implement Cognitive Enhancement Training. Stephanie has provided training in Motivational Interviewing, and supervision to the Arizona State University Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy’s Motivational Interviewing coding lab MI coaches. Stephanie is a member of the international group Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) and a certified trainer in the Community Resiliency Model (CRM).