Miyuki Pilger , LPC, CRC

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Miyuki PilgerTherapist

Miyuki is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. She has worked in clinics providing services in a wide range of mental illnesses to a diversified client base. She was born and raised in Japan and is completely bilingual speaks in both English and Japanese. In her earlier career, she worked in a multi-cultural global corporation for many years and later lived in Shanghai, China for two years. Her living experiences have equipped her to work with culturally and age diverse patients.

Treatment Philosophy & Focus

Miyuki’s treatment approach to patients is to “meet them where they are” in their mental state and carefully listen to their issues and focus on their needs. The focus is to help patients achieve their life’s goals at their fullest potential by exploring who they are and what they truly need to lead a happier life. She is naturally intuitive to people’s feelings and is personable, and empathetic.

Education & Experience

Miyuki earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Purdue University and her Master’s Degree in Counseling from Ball State University with major concentration on Rehabilitation Counseling in addition to Clinical Mental Health. She had her practicum at the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana involved in facilitating a 16-week Brain Injury Coping Skill program under the supervision of Neuropsychologist for patients who had suffered neurological dysfunctions by the result of brain injury and stroke. She also completed her internship at an outpatient clinic providing direct mental health and substance abuse treatment in individual sessions and co-facilitated group psychoeducation sessions weekly.


Miyuki is also an EMDR therapist trained by an EMDRIA approved program and her main focus is trauma therapy in addition to treating a variety of mental health issues related to transitioning into different cultures, traumatic brain injury, and substance abuse. Also, she was educated and trained to work with people with mental, emotional, physical, and developmental disabilities by education. She works with individuals from 16 years to seniors.

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Autism
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression and mood disorders
  • EMDR
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief and Loss
  • Infertility
  • Life changes
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Substance Abuse
  • TBI and neurorehabilitation issues
  • Trauma
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