2017 Best Counselor Therapist Leah Miller

Leah Miller - Counseling Center of  Expressive Arts

At some point in life, everyone needs someone objective and compassionate to help them through tough times. As a licensed counselor and registered play therapist, Leah Miller has been that someone for hundreds of people around El Paso.

She opened the Counseling Center of Expressive Arts more than 16 years ago and has over 24 counselors on staff to serve people of all ages and life experiences. The center is unique in that a range of creative counseling approaches are offered, including sessions that incorporate visual art, movement and play.

A sandbox at the Counseling Center of Expressive Arts

Some feelings really can’t be expressed through words, and Miller understands that.

“It’s about creating something so that you can see what’s going on internally,” Miller said.

One of the center’s most popular services is the child-parent relationship training.

“Children don’t come with recipes or instruction books, and a lot of times, there’s such big pressures on parents,” Miller said. “To help a parent build a solid relationship with the child – it’s really sacred to watch.”

More info: Counseling Center of Expressive Arts, 1600 Medical Center, Suite B-1, 915-845-3122, ccoea.com

Runner-up: Dr. Elizabeth L. Richeson 600 Sunland Park Dr., Bldg. 6 Suite 100, 915-584-3636, drricheson.com