Location: Oakville, Ontario, Canada, Canada
Phone: (905) 845-9788
Frances Miller MSW, RSW draws upon over 30 years of experience as a therapist in Family, Marital and Individual Counselling, with a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Toronto and memberships in the OASW (Ontario Association of Social Workers), OCSWSSW (Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers), and the ISST (International Society for Schema Therapy). Frances’s integrative approach to therapy is influenced by a specialty in Schema Therapy, as well as training and expertise in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Insight Oriented/Psychodynamic, Trauma Informed Therapy, Systems and Attachment perspectives. Frances is an ISST Certified Advanced Schema Therapist, and Supervisor/Trainer. As owner of the Oakville Schema Therapy Center, her focus has been on offering schema based interventions to individuals, couples and groups, as well as consultation to other professionals in the community. She is the Co-owner and Training Director for the Canadian Center for Schema Therapy Training, working to promote Schema Therapy in Canada through training, certification programs. The CCSTT partners with other Canadian Schema Therapists to develop a strong Canadian presence in the international Schema Therapy community.
Early in her career, Frances worked in community children’s mental health in Toronto and Scarborough, focusing on healthy parenting of teens and children, and trauma treatment. She participated in a multidisciplinary team approach to treatment with SASAT (Scarborough Agencies Sexual Abuse Team) and HSAP (Halton Sexual Abuse Program), with a particular interest in adult female survivors of childhood abuse. Through these opportunities, Frances developed strong skills in working with individuals and family systems facing life crises individually and in their relationships. Presently located in Oakville, Frances’s private practice is designed to meet client’s needs across the lifespan, with a focus on treatment for anxiety, depression, relationship issues and trauma.