Ali Mills (she/her)

LCSW

I'm a holistic therapist who believes in working with the whole person--mind, body, and spirit.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Austin, TX

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Services
  • Individual
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

Utilizing a trauma-informed holistic approach to treatment, we will explore many different avenues of healing. I have expertise and experience working with youth and young adults who are struggling with symptoms related to complex trauma, anxiety, depression, gender/sexual identity, self-esteem, and adjusting to transitions. I have special interest and experience working with Gen Z and Millennial women working through anxiety, overwhelm and overcoming trauma.

My Background and Approach

Together, we will take a holistic approach in helping you become your most authentic self. I do not operate by treating a “diagnosis.” I will not ask, “what’s wrong with you?” but rather, “what happened to you?” We will look critically at family dynamics, systems of oppression, trauma responses, spiritual influences, and physical health all as a part of mental health treatment. I believe that we often need to get out of our heads, and into our bodies. In addition to traditional talk therapy, I can help facilitate a more experiential approach through expressive arts, somatic body movements, breath work, mindfulness, and guided meditations/visualizations. The work you do in between sessions is just as important as the work you do in therapy. Because of this, I will provide you with practices and tools to help guide you in healing throughout your week. You might be asked to develop a self-inquiry practice to help us both guide your healing journey.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe that we all have the ability to heal, grow and flourish. No one is immune from experiencing pain, and that pain is a part of our stories. As Brene Brown says, “You either walk inside your story and own it, or you stand outside your story and hustle for your worthiness.” We can walk inside your story together and strengthen your story of survival. I believe mental health must be holistic. Mental health includes our physical and spiritual health. I have studied nutritional and integrative mental health treatment and believe in the power of incorporating different holistic techniques to help you heal. No two people are the same and therapy will look different for everyone. As a social worker, I am committed to social justice work and advocacy. Just like you, my work continues between our sessions. I am a Feminist, a supporter of Black Lives Matter and the LGBTQIA+ community.

At A Glance

  • Experience: 7 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $125 - 135/session

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