about privé counseling

I started Privé Counseling to be there for you if traditional counseling methods are a stumbling block.
— Ilene B. Miller, Ed.M
 

Meet the owner & counselor

I have worked as an advocate and consultant for families with children with special needs for the past 20+ years. Having a child with special needs is very emotional, and I was not only the logistical support but the emotional support as well. I talk families through frustrations and disappointments so that both them and their children can better cope.

However, many other people had voiced their privacy concerns to me as a reason to avoid counseling.

No one should feel so uncomfortable seeing a counselor because all the options out there (in-office, texting..) get in their way.

My whole life, wherever I go, people have gravitated towards me and shared what they’re going through. I’m flattered people feel so comfortable in my presence that when they walk away they usually say “Wow, I feel so much better!”

That is the ultimate compliment.

If you feel better after speaking with me, I’ve done my job.

 
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what to expect

what is this counseling like?

You deserve to have a safe space to vent, ask questions and think out loud. Together, we’ll address anything and everything you want to talk about. My clients are discerning and value their time- all the more reason to choose talking over text therapy.


Who do you work with?

I work with mostly adults, but will work with teens, tweens and children with their parent’s permission.


how do we speak?

I’ll audio call you on Wire, a secure and encrypted program similar to Skype. You can use Wire on your phone or computer. If you prefer to video chat, I can video call you instead. You’ll need to sign up for a Wire account and add me as a connection. It’s very simple and they don’t require your phone number. Be aware that anyone can search for you by name on Wire- I recommend only using your first name or a nickname.


When can we speak?

Schedule an appointment at a time convenient for you. I have unparalleled availability from morning until night.


what issues can you help with?

  • Anxiety and Panic

  • Parenting

  • Relationship difficulties

  • Friendship struggles

  • Body image concerns

  • Isolation and loneliness

  • Stress and anger management

  • Shyness and social anxiety

  • Perfectionism

  • LGBT issues and questions of identity

  • Low self-esteem

  • Work and career issues


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