Laura Miller is thrilled to be joining the team at the Child and Family Therapy Center of Denver as the center introduces Chaplaincy Services to their community! Laura stepped onto the path to Chaplaincy in 2009 while earning her MA in Pastoral Psychotherapy at CTS in Indianapolis, Indiana. As a part of the MA program at CTS Laura had the privilege of serving as a Chaplain intern for the Indiana University Health System and decided to move away from practice as a Pastoral Psychotherapist to the creative, meaningful and important work of healthcare chaplaincy. Laura returned to graduate school to earn an MA in Ministry and completed a Clinical Pastoral Education Residency in 2019, serving across the Indiana University Academic Health Campus in Indianapolis.
Laura’s experience as a chaplain spans multiple spaces within the discipline. She has served in pediatric care, on high acuity ICU’s, with behavioral health services and is certified in Palliative Chaplaincy and end of life care.Laura’s work and theory of practice is underpinned by her key values of equanimity, justice and a deeply held belief in the sacredness and dignity inherent in the lived human experience. Laura has developed a practice that focuses on meeting people where they are across the spectrum of faith practices and strongly believes that skilled spiritual/existential care should be accessible to those who also may identify outside of traditional expressions of religion and spirituality. Laura has grounded her work in the belief that all people should be seen and heard across the many and varied experiences that inevitably arise on life’s path. She not only believes in the power of witness, but in the power of holding the narrative together with those she has to honor of accompanying in spaces of confluence.
Laura lives North of Denver with her youngest child, Trinity and their two doggos, Puppah and Aspen. She has two older children Owen, 23 who is completing his Masters in Mental Health Care at Indiana University Bloomington and Aaron, 20, who lives in Carmel Indiana and waits tables at a popular fine dining steakhouse. Laura does suspect, however, that Aaron will be heading west soon to enjoy all the Colorado has to offer. In fact she secretly hopes that both boys paths will lead them to the mountains and that of course, they don’t have to live on her couch for longer then a few months! Laura looks forward to working with the excellent team at the Child and Family Therapy Center of Denver and to bringing her unique and personal practice to those we serve.
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