Outpatient Mental Health Practitioner
Pursuing LPCC licensure
Year Joined: 2021
Years of Experience: 4
Vanderbilt University - BS
University of St. Thomas - MA
Areas of Experience
More About Miranda Rich
Bipolar I and II disorders, borderline personality disorder, schizophrenia, psychosis, generalized anxiety disorder, and depression are my primary areas of clinical focus.
Research indicates that a strong therapeutic alliance is the utmost predictor of clients' success in therapy, and this is something I prioritize with all clients. I want you as the client to feel comfortable being yourself, and feel that we are working together as equals, not as "professional" and "client."
I am trained in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and often use principles of DBT and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). I practice person-centered therapy, in which you as the client are viewed as the expert on your own life and experiences. I will challenge you, and will confront the "elephant in the room" when necessary because I care deeply about seeing you benefit as much as possible from therapy.
I encourage all clients to consider lifestyle changes that will help their mental health, including exercise, mindfulness, nutrition, positive social activities, fulfilling work and hobbies, etc. I often discuss relevant scientific literature with clients in regards to lifestyle's impact on mental health.
I view diagnoses as a tool for guiding appropriate care, not as labels that define you. You are a unique and valuable person with unique experiences, not a walking diagnosis, and I will always treat you as such.
I enjoy traveling, concerts, trying new restaurants, skiing, kayaking, writing, baking, reading, and spending as much time outdoors as possible. I love music -- everything from classic country and EDM to 70s rock and rap (2010s and before, I can't keep up).
I love learning about all the fun interests people have and I look forward to learning about yours!