“I have a passion for helping individuals heal, allowing them to be who they truly are – the best person they can be. This is a most rewarding role, and I have a great passion for partnering with clients to help them be free of what pains them. My passion began with my parents, who are both therapists. I grew up in a family tradition which embraces the love of helping others, and understanding and witnessing the true power of therapy.
I feel when people trust me they are giving me a sacred gift – because often they have never trusted anyone with what they share. Therapy goes beyond coping skills, it can help heal one’s soul.”
Mrs. Miller’s work experience includes working as a psychotherapist on an inpatient psychiatric unit, working in an Intensive Outpatient Program for treating addictions and doing individual psychotherapy with teenagers and adults. Her specialties include: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), individual, marital and family therapy.
Joy has been practicing therapy since 1998 and in January, 2005 she joined the staff at IPD.Credentials
Joy Miller is a senior-level Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Certified Addictions Counselor. She received her Masters Degree from the Adler University in Chicago, Illinois. She completed her clinical internship at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital on the inpatient psychiatric unit and she completed her internship for her certification in addictions at the Intensive Outpatient Program at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Outpatient Behavioral Health.
Joy sees patients in the Romeoville IPD location.
Mrs. Miller treats adolescent (13+) and adults.
Mrs. Miller’s clinical interests include the following:
- Adjustment Disorder
- Anger Issues / Management
- Christian Counseling
- Chronic Illness
- Emotional overeating
- Family Therapy
- Gambling Issues
- Marital Counseling
- Mood disorders
- Panic Attacks
- Relationship Issues
- Self – Esteem
- Stress Management
- Substance Abuse