How I arrived here......The short story...
Hi. My name is Tzipporah Gerson-Miller. I am here to celebrate with anyone whose path has also taken a lot of twists and turns. I am embrace knowledge. I am a seeker of truth. Even when the truth is brutal, I strive to find a way to meet it with compassion and accept it’s reality. My early training in dance and then my 10 year career as a theatre artist gave me the tools to approach any challenge with awareness, creativity, and flexibility. I have a deep appreciation for the human condition, especially the resiliency part. I am profoundly moved by the narratives of other human beings regardless of whether or not they are filled with an abundance of joy or infused with immense suffering. I believe that all human beings already have everything they need within to heal and to re-integrate the various parts of the self that feel fractured. We do not come to therapy broken, however sometimes fear, anxiety, depression, trauma, and past relational wounding can feel crippling. The process of shining a light on these barriers, can be an empowering process in which illumination can emerge from the darkness.
Education and Work Experience
In 2011, I received my Masters in Social Work from the University of Georgia. After graduating, I gained extensive clinical experience providing services in hospice & palliative care, psych-oncology, programs for the homeless, domestic violence shelters, psychosocial rehabilitation, peer support, and outpatient mental health clinics. Within these settings, I have treated adults living with depression, anxiety, PTSD, complex trauma, substance abuse, grief & loss, psychosis, self-harm, mood instability, and those living with chronic pain, cancer, and autoimmune disorders. I am licensed as an LCSW in the state of Georgia.
In addition to my work as a clinical psychotherapist, I am also trained as a yoga therapist and teacher. I completed my 200 hour training through the Pranakriya School and subsequently my 500 certification in yoga therapy through the Center for Integrative Yoga Studies in Atlanta, GA. I am currently in the process of becoming a certified yoga therapist through the International Association of Yoga Therapy. I have additional training in trauma sensitive yoga, yoga for mood management, yoga for substance abuse, yoga for chronic pain, cancer, and those recovering from a traumatic brain injury.
Additional Therapeutic Training
EMDR Part 1 and 2: Humanitarian Assistance Program
Yoga for Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, and Addiction -Kristine Kaoverii Weber
Yoga for Breast Cancer-Lorien Neargarder
Yoga for Chronic Pain-Marlysa Sullivan
Trauma Sensitive Yoga-Holle Black
Functional & Experiential Anatomy-Tra Kirkpatrick
Yoga and Ayurveda-Natalie Rousseau
Therapeutic Thai Yoga Massage-Michael Sitzer
NASW, International Association of Yoga Therapists