PSYCHIATRY & PSYCHOTHERAPY
In contrast to the traditional, paternalistic model of psychiatry, person-centered care is a collaborative process that integrates scientific evidence with a person's unique values, beliefs, and preferences. It is a holistic approach that views the whole person as the focus of care, rather than a set of symptoms.
Kerry Miller (she/her/hers) completed her undergraduate education at Brown University and earned two master's degrees from the University of Texas at Austin. As both a licensed clinical social worker and a board-certified psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner, she is qualified to perform psychiatric assessments, practice psychotherapy, and prescribe psychiatric medications. She takes a special interest in thoughtful deprescribing — helping individuals to safely discontinue medications they no longer need or wish to take, and has developed a specialty in working with individuals who identify as highly sensitive persons (HSPs), individuals who struggle with chronic conditions like IBS, TMJ, and migraines, and people who are fearful or ambivalent about psychotropic medications. She utilizes a body-positive, Health at Every Size (HAES) approach that is grounded in a broader commitment to providing inclusive, identity-affirming care through an anti-oppression lens. She welcomes individuals who have had negative/traumatic experiences with psychiatrists and other health care providers, BIPOC individuals, and those who identify as LGBTQ and/or gender non-conforming.
The clients we work with seek out help for many reasons, including:
academic, career, or artistic challenges
anxiety and panic
body image concerns, binge eating, and yo-yo dieting
depression and mood swings
feelings of being "stuck," "lost," or "not good enough"
grief, loss and trauma
life transitions, identity exploration, and personal growth
obsessive thought patterns and compulsive behaviors
over-achieving, perfectionistic, and people-pleasing tendencies
relationship difficulties, break-ups, and boundary-setting work
stress, burnout, and overwhelm
You might not know exactly what kind of help you need, and that's okay. We treat people, not diagnoses, and take a collaborative, individualized approach to treatment planning that integrates evidence-based research with your unique history, context, and personal goals.
Research suggests that psychiatric medication, when it is used, is more effective when combined with psychotherapy. If you are already seeing a therapist, we are happy to coordinate with them to provide "split care." If you are not currently seeing a therapist, we can provide integrated treatment (psychotherapy with medication management from the same provider) or referrals, as appropriate.
If you're looking to get off your psychiatric medication safely, we can help with that too. Please note that at this time, we are not accepting new patients seeking prescriptions for stimulants (e.g. Adderall, Vyvanse) for treatment of ADHD.
Initial Psychiatric Evaluation (75 minutes): $300
Standard medication management follow-up visit (25 minutes): $160
Extended med management/therapy follow-up (60 minutes): $230
Individual psychotherapy session (45 minutes): $200
Group therapy session (90 minutes): $60
Psychotherapy appointments are typically scheduled weekly or every other week. When starting or adjusting psychiatric medication, appointments are typically scheduled about two weeks apart. Over time, medication management appointments may be spaced out to every one to three months, as needed.
Our office is centrally located on Koenig Lane (2222), just off Burnet Road in Austin. Look for a blue house with a red door. Free parking and the entrance to the waiting area is around back. Please note that all sessions are currently being conducted online, via a secure telehealth platform, until further notice.
To request an appointment, please complete the form below. Please note that at this time, we are not accepting new patients seeking treatment for ADHD.