Welcome to
Reviving The Roots Counseling

A Space for Clients to Release Trauma, Regain Resilience, and Renew Life

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Play therapy: where young hearts plant the seeds of healing, and the roots of resilience grow strong.

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EMDR untangles the roots of trauma, allowing the strength within to flourish.


About

Reviving The Roots Counseling, LLC was founded by Stacey Bostian-Miller, MS, LMHC, NCC, CSAYC, RPT in May of 2022. Stacey received her Bachelor degree in Psychology with a Concentration in Childhood and Adolescent Development, and her Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling. Her dedication to her field led her to earn her LMHCA (Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate) in December 2017, followed by her LMHC (Licensed Mental Health Counselor) in February 2021. Since 2017, she has proudly held her NCC (National Certified Counselor) certification.Stacey's commitment to holistic healing and being neurodiversity affirming and LGBTQ+ affirming extends to her specialized certifications. She is a Registered Play Therapist, Certified AutPlay Therapy provider, and a clinician trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and Progressive Counting.For over half a decade, Stacey had made a positive impact as a school-based mental health therapist, primarily in elementary schools. Her clients often present with diagnoses ranging from trauma and anxiety to depression, grief, DMDD (Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder), ODD (Oppositional Defiant Disorder), ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), and Selective Mutism.Beyond her work with children, Stacey has extended her therapeutic support to survivors of domestic violence and youth grappling with sexually maladaptive behaviors, particularly in the 10-15 age group. In recognition of her expertise and dedication, she earned her CSAYC (Certified Sexual Abuse Youth Counselor) credential in November 2022.Trauma work, neuroscience, and play therapy hold a special place in Stacey's heart, and she has honed her skills through training in TF-CBT (Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), EMDR, and Progressive Counting, and attending the annual Association for Play Therapy Conferences and Neuroscience of Play Therapy Summits, among others. She embraces every opportunity for professional growth and considers herself a lifelong learner, committed to staying at the forefront of therapeutic knowledge. Stacey is driven by a deep passion for her work and strives to share her expertise and therapeutic zeal with both her colleagues and cherished clients.


Joel Sanders, MA, LMHC, is a dedicated mental health counselor specializing in supporting teenagers and young adults facing anxiety, depression, and trauma. With a deep commitment to fostering healing and growth, Joel brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his practice.Joel earned his Bachelor of Science degree in English Education, which equipped him with a solid foundation in communication and understanding the complexities of human behavior. He furthered his education by obtaining a Master of Arts in School Counseling/Counselor Education, honing his skills in providing comprehensive support to students in educational settings.In August 2021, Joel achieved his LMHCA certification, marking a significant milestone in his journey and in May 2024, he was granted his LMHC (licensed mental health counselor), further solidifying his dedication to his profession and his clients.With a focus on trauma-informed care, Joel is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), a highly effective therapy for processing traumatic experiences. He utilizes this evidence-based approach to help his teenage clients navigate and overcome the impact of past traumas, empowering them to reclaim their lives with resilience and strength.Joel's professional journey includes valuable experience as a school-based mental health therapist since 2019, where he has provided crucial support to adolescents facing various challenges. His work within the educational system has fostered his passion for advocating for trauma-informed care integration within schools, recognizing the profound impact it can have on student well-being and academic success.In addition to his work with teenagers, Joel excels in collaborating with parents, recognizing the vital role they play in their child's mental health journey. He fosters strong partnerships with parents, providing guidance and support as they navigate their teenager's challenges, ensuring a holistic approach to healing and growth.Joel Sanders is driven by a profound commitment to helping teenagers overcome adversity and thrive. With his expertise, compassion, and dedication to trauma-informed care, he continues to make a meaningful difference in the lives of his clients and the broader community.


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Services

At Reviving The Roots Counseling, LLC, our mission is to guide individuals on their journey towards unlocking their full potential while tending to the roots of past traumas.Are you currently wrestling with unresolved traumas or feeling trapped in their shadow? Are you feeling anxious or depressed and feel it is holding you back? Life's path is unique for each person, and sometimes, we may stray from our intended course, necessitating the guidance of a compassionate hand. Reviving the Roots Counseling, LLC, aspires to be that guiding presence for you and your children, aiding in the journey towards a fulfilled and joyful life by addressing the roots of past traumas.


Why Play Therapy and EMDR?

The Association for Play Therapy (APT) (2021) defines play therapy as “the systematic use of a theoretical model to establish an interpersonal process wherein trained play therapists use the therapeutic powers of play to help clients prevent or resolve psychosocial difficulties and achieve optimal growth and development.”Integrating Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) across different age groups, along with play therapy, enhances the comprehensive approach to trauma, anxiety and depression recovery.Imagine yourself as the sun, naturally emitting rays symbolizing the positivity in your life. However, these rays can be obscured by the clouds of trauma, affecting the full experience of this innate brightness. In therapy, combining EMDR and play therapy, Stacey seeks to address these clouds of trauma effectively, regardless of age.For individuals of all ages, EMDR complements the revival of roots by aiding in exploring and understanding how trauma has impacted foundational aspects of life. In conjunction with play therapy techniques for children or talk therapy for adults, EMDR assists in identifying and addressing the roots of trauma-related disruptions in a way that aligns with each person's developmental stage.Releasing trauma through EMDR is adaptable for all ages. By utilizing its distinctive protocols, EMDR facilitates the processing and desensitization of distressing memories. For children, integrating EMDR within play therapy sessions allows them to process traumatic experiences through play activities, creating a safe space for healing. Similarly, adults engaging in EMDR during talk therapy sessions can reprocess traumatic memories while discussing them in a supportive environment.In regaining resilience, EMDR, alongside play therapy for children or other therapeutic approaches for adults, supports the development of adaptive coping skills and emotional regulation. It enables individuals of all ages to shift from maladaptive beliefs to more constructive ones, fostering resilience and aiding in managing future stressors.Renewing life post-trauma, incorporating EMDR techniques for all ages, promotes the integration of the healing process into one's identity. For children and adults alike, EMDR helps in reducing the emotional distress linked with past traumas, allowing for a renewed sense of empowerment and hope. This integration, in combination with appropriate therapeutic modalities, paves the way for a more resilient and positive outlook on life.By weaving EMDR techniques into therapy sessions across age groups alongside tailored interventions like play therapy for children or talk therapy for adults, Stacey provides a versatile and holistic approach to address trauma. This combined method supports individuals in gradually revealing their inner brightness, navigating the healing journey, and fostering resilience as they move forward in life.

Reviving The Roots Counseling, LLCStacey Bostian-Miller, MS, LMHC, NCC, CSAYC, Registered Play Therapist, EMDR-Trained Clinician, and Certified AutPlay Therapy Provider20 E. Airport Rd., Ste. 1300
Brownsburg, IN 46112
317.426.7251
APPOINTMENT HOURSSTACEY'S HOURS
(In-Person and Virtual)
Mondays 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesdays 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesdays 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursdays 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fridays 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday/Sunday - EMDR Intensives Only
JOEL'S HOURS
(In-Person and Virtual)
Saturdays 12:00-5:00 pm






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