with Lola A Miller
HELPING YOU FIND HOPE AND A FUTURE
Born to a young couple struggling with addictions, I later became involved with an abusive addict myself. Receiving my undergrad degree at 20 and becoming a Christian before marrying, two of my three children were born with Spina Bifida, a birth defect that causes paralysis and learning difficulties, and severely challenging my faith. After entering life with disabilities, I became a champion to the vulnerable in hospitals, schools and work places and counselling their parents. During this time I took a job in government with an abusive supervisor. My self-esteem, already crushed from feeling responsible for bearing children with permanent disabilities, took an even greater hit. I was diagnosed with a life-threatening autoimmune disorder and hospitalized with mysterious weight loss and infections, coming near death.
Realizing my brokenness, I surrendered to God’s grace. He brought me out of deep depression, making me aware that I could help the hurting people around me. I became a counsellor.
Are you struggling? Do you have recurring thoughts about being used or abused in the past? Is it affecting your mind, body or sleep? Is it impossible to look past your rage or fear?
Has another’s sexual activity caused you pain? Today children are being exposed to pornography by the age of 5. Pornography and sex addiction are so powerful that they can impact relationships far into the future. Sexting, hookups, using prostitutes, sexual abuse, gaslighting, sex trafficking and extra-marital affairs are the results. Men and women of all ages, income levels and careers, including ministers, are caught. Perhaps you are afraid that your partner will find out, or you are the one who has just found out your partner cheated.
Maybe as a child or teenager, you were molested or raped and did not know who to tell or how to say it. Possibly someone told you that no one would believe you, or that your family, church, school or workplace could never recover if you told.
Do you or your partner feel out of control without knowing why? Do you or your partner have addictions to drugs, sex, relationships, alcohol, gambling, food, tobacco or the internet? Do you have anorexia, bulimia, personality disorders, anxiety, anger or depression that baffle you? Is your relationship or family struggling? Perhaps you are wondering what can or should be done.
Our Work Together
Good Therapy with Lola A. Miller is a safe place to tell your story. Whether anxiety, depression or anger is crushing you or your loved ones, I can help you deal with the root of the emotions. Your life and the way you see it can change, whether you were battered by trauma or you repeated a cycle. Whatever has resulted from the problems in your life: addictions; eating and personality disorders; constant arguments; complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD); or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD); you too can overcome it with help.
I will listen carefully and without judgement and support you to find the best way to heal. We will talk about what works for you while picking from different types of effective treatment.
With counselling you can change life long habits that have always completely baffled you. You can also transform bad attitudes and routines. All you need is a counsellor and the desire to be different. You too, can learn to think and act in new ways. With professional help, we all have the power to heal.
Why I Can Help
I have a Bachelor of Arts in Statistics with Psychology from the University of Regina and worked with the disabled for 20 years and with Government for 15 years.
A Masters in Marriage and Family Counselling from Briercrest Seminary specializing in abuse and addictions heightened the passion I have always had to help survivors of violence and abuse.
I am an Associate with The Professional Association of Christian Counsellors and Psychotherapists #570SK14.
I studied the Multidimensional Partner Trauma Model of the Association of Partners of Sex Addicts Trauma Specialists to achieve the Certified Clinical Partner Specialist designation, the first in Saskatchewan.
Please call me if you want to make a permanent change for the better in your own life.