Kerstin Miller, M.Div, LMFT, CST

Kerstin Miller View Specialties

  • Couples and Family Therapist
  • 171 W Lancaster Ave, Paoli, Pennsylvania, 19301
  • Additional Locations:
      See additional office location: Limerick, 19468
      168 West Ridge Pike Suite 208
      Limerick, 19468
  • Phone: 6108890419 #6
  • Session Fees: Sliding fee scale from $95 to $140

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Welcome !
It can be a lonely and anxious place to experience life's difficulties alone.  I am glad you are reaching out because the therapeutic relationship to a compassionate listener can provide comfort, hope, and a new perspective. We are not meant to be alone.  It is part of our human condition to seek attachment and connection. 
Individual Therapy 
I believe that every person has inner strengths and a Sense of Self,  and I am passionate about supporting my clients to discover who they are and who they want to be.  Our Sense of Self can at times be overshadowed by pain.  We can feel depressed, angry, anxious, and struggle with self harming thoughts.  I believe that most feelings and behaviors in the present can be understood in the context of past experiences.  Therapy is the opportunity to explore curiously and without judgment where self harming thoughts and feelings were internalized earlier in our lives.  I believe that the goal of therapy is to come to a place of self compassion and self-confidence which will then lead to more adaptable behaviors and more connecting ways to relate to others.
I am certified in Emdr, a trauma treatment method that can help process intense emotions and destructive thoughts. Emdr can offer help for somatic symptoms like headaches or chronic pain, and it can help with anger management.  It can facilitate self-esteem and performance-enhancement.
Couples Therapy 
When the two of you as a couple find yourselves feeling lonely and disconnected, it may be, because it does not feel safe for you anymore to talk about important and vulnerable issues.  My goal for you is to feel comfortable in session, and for that reason,  I will not allow you to repeat your destructive behaviors in my office.  It needs a calm and compassionate space for partners to rediscover their love and empathy for each other.  Only when you put the 'defensive weapons' down, you can be vulnerable again.  I work emotion focussed, which means you get to try out - with my guidance - to talk to each other differently.  I will support you to speak from the heart and listen with your heart,  and I will help you to express what you are longing for.  
Sex Therapy
All couples can experience sexual difficulties at some point in their lives.  So, if you are experiencing difficulties, don't panic.  It does not mean that 'you are not compatible' or that 'you have lost it'.  Those are myths that put great pressure on couples 'to get it right', and pressure usually interferes with pleasure.  I believe that within the safe setting of therapy we can gently explore your sexuality, reduce goal oriented pressure, and make space for sensuality, desire, and creativity. I wish for the two of you to find your own path to greater fulfillment.
Education and Credentials 
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Certified Sex Therapist.  
I have a Masters Degree in Theology/Pastoral Counseling from the University of Hamburg, Germany,  and I completed my post-graduate work at Council For Relationships in 1995.  I have since been in practice working with individual and couples.
I am a Certified EMDR Practitioner and an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, and I am an AAMFT Approved  Supervisor. I am trained in Prepare/Enrich to provide Premarital Counseling.

Kerstin Miller Reaches

Collegville PA
Lionville PA
Limerick PA
Royersford PA
Berwyn PA