Connie Miller, MS, TEP, LPC, NCC, ACS is the owner and founder of both The Spring Lake Heights Counseling Center and the International Institute for Souldrama®. She has been practicing individual, marital, family and group psychotherapy for adults and children for over 30 years. Connie is a trainer, educator, and practitioner of group psychotherapy and psychodrama and is renowned in her field as an innovator, author, and teacher. Connie created Souldrama® in 1997, which is a seven-stage process of spiritual transformation that integrates psychology, spirituality, and creativity enabling individuals to move forward in their lives, especially after years of therapy. Connie has written three books and several articles. Her work has been published in numerous professional journals and in several languages. Her most recent publication, Starve the Ego: Feed the Soul, is contributing all profits to a scholarship fund for training pastoral counselors in Indonesia. Connie has guest-lectured at universities, professional conventions, and conducted workshops in England, Italy, Greece, Holland, Maldova, Romania, Portugal, India, Indonesia, Brazil, and throughout the United States. To schedule an appointment with Connie or to request information about upcoming workshops, call: 732-974-1978 or visit: firstname.lastname@example.org or www.souldrama.com.
Connie is the recipient of the 2011 American Counseling Award for Innovation, creativity and cutting edge practice, the ASGPP Innovators award and a much sought after keynote speaker and workshop presenter and trainer. Her new article in the Journal for Groups in Addiction Recovery names Souldrama as the new action model for the 12 steps.
Gwen Barry, MSW, LSW
Gwen Barry, LSW,MSW,ACM, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Masters in Social Work from Monmouth University. Gwen is a certified Grief Recovery Specialist, Domestic Violence Specialist, and a nationally Certified Medical Case Manager. She has worked for many years with domestic violence victims, addictions, and patients with disabilities. Additionally, Gwen has 10 years of medical social work experience in a hospital setting. She helps patients and their families navigate the process of illness and injury, from hospitalization to recovery. She brings her crisis management skills and intimate knowledge of the American health care system (and the insurance industry) to the counseling center. Gwen feels lucky to be afforded an unusual and amazing opportunity to positively impact her patients’ lives. She specializes in public health, geriatric, grief recovery, terminal illness, catastrophic disability, end of life decisions, postpartum depression, medication adherence and management, and inpatient medical or mental health care. Gwen is an active member of National Association of Social Workers Association, American Case Management Association, and she serves as a professional volunteer in the community.