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.


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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