Cherie Mills, Therapist in Austin, Texas — Zencare
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Cherie Mills

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Louisiana, Texas Accepting Online
West Austin Accepting In-person
Updated June 27, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Aging related concerns
  • Caregiver stress & support
  • Life transitions
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Perfectionism
  • Self-esteem

Professional statement

Cherie Mills LCSW is a psychotherapist in Austin TX. She specializes in helping people in middle and later adulthood struggling with tough transitions such as, a profound loss, a betrayal, the realization of a mental health or addiction issue, an identity crisis following a significant life change. She offers a welcoming space, free of judgement, to process the impact of life events, and the expertise to help her clients find hope and healing. She has over 25 years of experience helping people work through and find deeper healing around issues including anxiety, codependency, grief and loss, guilt and shame, addiction recovery, relationship issues, and trauma.

Her therapeutic approach is relational, directive, and respects the mind/body connection. She is currently working toward certification in Internal Family Systems (IFS). Her other training includes Cognitive Processing Therapy, IPNB, and Energy Psychology approaches including EFT-Tapping and AIT-energy work involving use of the chakra system for energetic clearing.

Cherie's office is located in the Westlake Hills area of Austin TX. She also offers virtual sessions to residents of Texas and Louisiana.


Message to clients

If you are reeling from a life change (or many) that have you feeling out of control, and are finding that the usual sources of support and self-care are not offering the relief you need, I can absolutely relate. My mission is to offer you a new way forward.

I imagine that you may have come here overwhelmed, searching for help for yourself or a loved one. Choosing a therapist can seem daunting, so here's an idea of what therapy with me may be like for you. We will talk, I will ask questions and offer direction, and if you wish, you may bring notes or a list of things you would like to address. However, it's typical to seek help even if you don't know where to begin.

During the course of therapy we will explore different parts of yourself and your life and choose a focus, usually an area of distress or discomfort. I use different techniques and protocols to guide our work toward increased awareness, insight, self-compassion, deeper healing, releasing of burdens, and finding inner freedom and wholeness.


Specialties

Aging related concerns - Coping with memory loss, loss of independence, and other physical and/or mental impacts of aging. May include support for family or caregivers and resource planning for changes in living situation.

Caregiver stress & support - Coping with anxiety, stress, fatigue, and burnout related to caring for a loved one; balancing the needs of others with one's own needs and health

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)

Insurance

Cherie Mills is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $160 (50min)
  • Initial session: $160 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Louisiana)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 7:15 am - 12:00 pm
  • Fri 7:15 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Texas)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 7:15 am - 12:00 pm
  • Fri 7:15 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

West Austin practice
1301 S Capital Of Texas Hwy Ste C100, C100, Austin, Texas 78746
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 29 years

Lafayette General Medical Center, LCSW, 1993 - 1996

Louisiana State University School of Social Work, Masters of Social Work (MSW), 1993


Licensure

Texas: 65338

Louisiana: 3856


Languages

English