Joan Miller, DVM, MA, NBCC, LPCC, RPT
Is your family in crisis? Are you an adoptive family looking for help to navigate the various parenting, attachment, or trauma related issues that arise? Are you an individual needing some help to move past previous life hurts?
Joan Miller came to counseling after a successful career as a small animal veterinarian. She felt a calling to counseling and returned to graduate school graduating in 2004 with a degree in Professional Counseling and Advanced Graduate Studies in Clinical Counseling and Trauma, Neglect and Deprivation from Ottawa University in Phoenix, AZ.
She is married with 3 children (biological and adopted) and has a special passion for adopted children who suffer from attachment and trauma issues. She, also, provides parent support for adoptive families and brings special understanding as she is an adoptive parent herself. She has a saying “If I lose Mom, I lose everybody.” Adoptive parents often feel isolated and not understood and Joan ‘gets it’ and provides hope and practical support.
Joan also cares for adults as they navigate life challenges, including depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss (including pet loss), and family conflicts. As a Christian, she has a unique ability to also assist clients who desire faith-based counseling. However, she is not limited to only faith issues and works with all faiths and persuasions.
She is a Nationally Certified Counselor, Kentucky Licensed Professional Counselor, Association of Play Therapy Registered Play Therapist and a member of American Association of Christian Counselors.
Joan grew up in the Southwest and enjoys the desert, the sun, and various plant-life that is found in that area. She, also, has a great love of all animals, but especially her Basset Hounds, Sam and Hannah and The Provision’s bunny, Panda.
Becky Host, MA, LPCC, NCC, LFTP
If you’re looking for a therapist with a big heart for families, you are describing Becky Host. Originally trained as a School Counselor, Becky’s passion for helping children and adolescents has expanded to include individuals, couples with troubled marriages and whole family constellations.
Becky Host is a Licensed Professional Counselor who received a B.A. in Psychology from Indiana University and an M.A. in Counseling from Eastern Kentucky University. She is a National Board Certified Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (NBCC) with training towards being a Registered Play Therapist (RPT) and just completed the training to be a Licensed Family Trauma Professional (LFTP). She is also currently pursuing certification in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, DBT. She has a passion for helping children, adolescents, and adults as well as couples with troubled marriages and whole family constellations.
As the mother of four children (biologic and adopted) herself, Becky and her husband Brian, understand the struggles of bewildered, exhausted parents. Since the Host’s are also adoptive parents, it has given Becky the ability to live in the world of her clients, gaining great knowledge of trauma and attachment therapy.