I am Louise Bargo Biller a Licensed Clinical Social Worker receiving a Master of Social Work Degree from East Carolina University. I come to Miracles Healing Centers after fourteen years in my second career in private mental health practice. I worked for many years in the public realm of social work and social work management as well as being a mental health counselor and consultant. I believe through a positive relationship with a caring professional it is possible to uncover solutions to the most difficult of life’s struggles. Old behaviors often get in the way, keeping us from becoming the person we want to be. I believe the client is the expert in identifying areas for clinical attention. The benefits gained from psychotherapy depend largely upon the client’s investment in the process. This means that not only will you learn new skills, but can put those skills to use in between sessions to become the person you were destined to be.
My theoretical approach to therapy is an eclectic mix with the primary use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). I spent many years working with adults, teens, children, and families. I have experience and training in providing psychotherapy for clients with mood disorders, depression, anxiety, PTSD/Trauma, child and adolescent behavioral problems, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in both adults and children, grief, blending families, relationship struggles, women’s issues, stress and anger management. I have expertise in providing therapeutic services for active duty, retired military and military families. Veterans and warriors have many reasons for seeking clinical attention that are due to their direct combat experiences, Traumatic Brain Injuries, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder to mention two major ones, and importantly reintegration into their families and communities after long and multiple deployments. I am trained in the use of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) for the treatment of trauma. This is a powerful healing approach that has demonstrated positive results in the treatment of many disorders, but specifically for trauma related experiences and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
I am also a skilled educator and trainer. I have conducted numerous classes and seminars for parents, child care professionals, public employees, school officials and social work staff to include such topics as workplace stress, behavior management, child abuse, disorders affecting children’s development, couple’s communication, and many other areas. I served as the Early Childhood Mental Health Clinician for Early Head Start, Head Start, More at Four, and NC PreK for nine years. In addition, I have provided clinical supervision and instruction for a large number of provisionally licensed clinical social workers working toward full licensure.