Katy Miles, LMSW
There are so many things about this life that are wonderful and enriching to one’s soul: family, travel, education, friendships, romantic relationships, invigorating work, raising children, and having interesting hobbies. But at times, these aspects of life can become stressful or complicated. When we begin to feel weighed down by the everyday stressors of life, it can be difficult to maintain a sense of joy or fulfillment.
As a therapist, it is my job to assist you in working through the more difficult experiences in life, be they memories from the past, a complicated present, or worries about the future. I understand that taking the first step in reaching out is not an easy thing to do. I’d like to acknowledge how much personal strength and courage that takes. It would be my privilege to walk alongside you in this journey toward a more whole and content existence. I believe the answers and inner-peace that each one of us seeks are inside of us, but sometimes we must do a little thoughtful digging to find and appreciate them.
My Approach as a Therapist:
My approach is rooted in feminist psychodynamic theory, with a humanistic approach. I also incorporate mindfulness techniques and expressive art interventions. I believe each client is the expert of his or her own experience, and I place great value on the complexities of each individual life. I believe in the inherent strength that lives within all of us, and we’ll work together to recognize and enhance those strengths. I place great emphasis on cultivating an environment of trust and support that allows for deep work to take place.
I earned my Masters Degree in Social Work from Kennesaw State University. My graduate internships included working with Cobb Community Service Board, specifically individuals experiencing substance abuse issues, as well as a placement in the counseling center at Georgia Perimeter College, where I served as a mental health counselor for college students. I also have extensive experience working with individuals and families affected by sexual abuse and assault. From my years spent volunteering and interning at the Cottage Sexual Assault Center and Children’s Advocacy Center in Athens, Ga, I came to believe deeply in the dignity of the individual, their right to make choices, and the ability to heal.
If you’re interested in learning more about therapy, or you’re ready to get started, reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-658-1222 ext. 1.