Judith Schulman-Miller is a licensed therapist who practices within the context of a therapeutic family. In this way, she can work with clients who have difficu…
Judith Schulman-Miller is a licensed therapist who practices within the context of a therapeutic family. In this way, she can work with clients who have difficulties with their families, and also with children who have trouble with their own families. She has also worked with clients who have experienced trauma, and has a background in behavioral therapy. Her background in teaching psychology as well as in counseling both adults and children is valuable to anyone seeking help for someone they know, or for a person they want to learn more about.
John was one of her former clients, but she did not meet him until very recently. “He was in a crisis,” she says. “I was able to help him deal with the anger that was destroying his relationship with his parents and with his schoolmates.” As it turns out, John had been the victim of sexual abuse by his stepfather at a young age, and he had not gone to the authorities with what he knew because he had been afraid to face his abusers. However, as he grew older and became a teenager, he realized that he had been sexually abused, and this caused him to become angry and depressed. After a while, he began to think that he might have a problem with his own emotions, and he sought treatment for this as well.
Judith and John had a good time working together in coming up with an effective plan. John was given his own treatment plan, which included the help of a counselor, and Judith taught John about some of the tools she uses in her practice. John did not want to talk about his feelings with anyone other than Judith, but she encouraged him to tell her about his problems. Judith was also instrumental in helping John to change his perception of his childhood. He had always viewed his stepfather as a loving father, but he soon realized that he was in fact a perpetrator of emotional and physical abuse. Judith took John back to school to get more information on emotional abuse, which is an important part of his recovery. John now sees a professional therapist, and Judith continues to work with clients who are struggling with depression, substance abuse, and other emotional disorders.