All Kinds of News for October 05, 2016
Calo Young Adults welcomes Charis Miller to the clinical team. Calo Young Adults is a clinically intensive transitional living program for emerging adults experiencing the impact of early childhood trauma.
Ms. Miller compliments an already formidable clinical team that includes Executive Director Kathy Donovan, LCSW, Executive Clinical Director Kenneth Cuave, PsyD, and Primary Therapist Mary Amtower, PsyD, each of whom has over 30 years of experience treating young adults. "I am delighted to join this team of seasoned professionals," said Miller. "I believe in our Core Purpose and believe I can make a difference in the lives of our clients."
Ms. Miller received both her Bachelor Degree in Psychology and Masters Degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. Prior to Calo, she was employed as the Program Director for Harvest Outreach Center, a therapeutic day treatment program in Gladys, Virginia. Ms. Miller has expertise working with young adults and children in an outpatient setting, as well as in the public school system. Charis' clinical work utilizes a relational, holistic perspective and includes bio/psycho/social/emotional interventions that treat the whole person. "When treating early trauma, I believe the therapeutic alliance is critical to integrating our relational approach and a prerequisite for positive outcome," said Miller.
Kathy Donovan noted that “Charis is valuable to the team because she draws on a broad range of other modalities that can include Motivational Interviewing, Art Therapy and Sand Tray Therapy.” "For those experiencing the effects of early trauma, I try to assist them in processing those events in order to foster resilience, and so they can integrate those experiences with an appropriate and healthy worldview," responded Miller.
In her free time, Ms. Miller enjoys decorating, trying new recipes, painting and refinishing furniture, yoga classes, and taking long drives to search for antiques with her husband Ramsey. She has also traveled internationally for pleasure and teaching purposes. Miller had the opportunity to teach a core counseling techniques class in Camalote, Belize, for which she developed the course curriculum. She hopes to do more travel in the future and to cultivate additional opportunities for teaching and education in counseling abroad.
About Calo Young Adults
Calo Young Adults, a transitional living program for young adults, is a sister program of Calo Programs, a behavioral and mental health provider nationally renowned for its trauma healing. Calo Young Adults is one of a kind in its integration with the community and its best in class clinical treatment and assessment. The program specializes in working with emerging adults stuck in dysfunctional patterns. These young men and women, 18 to 30 years old, have experienced overwhelming early life stress, particularly within the context of adoption.