Vipassana Therapists Directory

Lisa Dale Miller, MA
Sex: Female; MFT 43725;LPCC #691
800 Pollard Rd. Suite B201, Los Gatos, Ca 95032
408-357-3209
www.lisadalemiller.com
Fee scale: 55 minutes: $160. / 80 minutes: $240.

DESCRIPTION OF CLINICAL PRACTICE

Integrative Psychotherapy and Somatic Experiencing (SE)are dynamic, evidence-based treatment for anxiety, trauma, stress disorders and chronic pain. This skills-based, depth-oriented approach reveals the minds innate wisdom and promotes genuine presence in the actuality of experience. This work is ideal for adults struggling with depressive/anxious symptoms, substance use problems, trauma and chronic pain; professionals in high-stress careers or life transition; couples in distress; depressed, anxious, or stressed adolescents.
Well-being, a feeling of vibrant aliveness, arises from mental clarity and emotional stability. When we liberate inner suffering, even for one moment, we have greater capacity to embrace the total possibility of life. A mind freed from habitual anxiety and rumination can meet life's challenges with enthusiasm and intelligence. A heart open and full of joy is responsive and connected.
Genuine mental health is an aspiration to flourish no matter what life brings. This inner joy is not dependent upon the existence of agreeable circumstances or pleasurable objects. In fact, like the lotus that grows in mud, human flourishing flowers best in life's most challenging moments. Mindfulness and compassion allow us, even in times of difficulty to experience the mind in its natural state: a wellspring of innate radiant clarity. This is the happiness that comes from knowing one's own true nature.

VIPASSANA/MEDITATION BACKGROUND

I have been a yogic and Buddhist meditator for almost 40 years and annually do at least 30 days of meditation retreats at Spirit Rock and other Buddhist retreat centers. I am the author of a highly regarded clinical textbook on Buddhist psychology titled Effortless Mindfulness: Genuine mental health through awakened presence.

RELEVANT CLINICAL TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

Certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner
MBSR, MBRP, MBCT trainings
DBT and ACT training
Pacifica Graduate Institute, Masters in counseling psychology