MY MISSION AND PASSION
Hello! I am Dr. Debbie Miller, a board-certified biofeedback practitioner and licensed naturopathic physician practicing in Seattle, WA.
Living in a state of constant stress or anxiety can be paralyzing, physically uncomfortable, and make us feel “out of control.” The good news is you have the power and ability to change this. Becoming resilient to stress is an empowering skill that has enormous benefits for both your physical and mental health. While often we can’t immediately change our outer world, we CAN change our inner world to move through life with more freedom.
Your own body is something you have at your infinite disposal and has the capability to help you heal from within (no refills either, hey-o!). By training and changing your inner physiology using biofeedback, you can shift from a state of fear/anxiety/stress to one of resilience, flexibility, and calm. I am on a mission to teach these skills to as many people as I can because I believe this should be general knowledge. If I had only known how to breathe functionally before I reached my 30s - how much anxiety could I have avoided?! But I digress…
That is why I have fallen in love with biofeedback training - it is one of the most empowering and TANGIBLE ways I have found that helps people address and reverse the sometimes debilitating effects of chronic stress. I combine biofeedback training with core principles of naturopathic medicine to help people who are looking for a different approach to managing stress. Click here to learn more about the biofeedback process and how it might help you.
I am passionate about teaching the skills that are fundamental to decreasing your stress response and improving your physical and emotional well-being. I love educating patients about how their nervous system works, explaining reasons for the symptoms they are experiencing, and why learning how to self-regulate can significantly improve one's quality of life. It has been my experience that when someone is committed to the biofeedback process, not only do the symptoms they came in for subside - they also experience a greater ease of connection with themselves and others.
I earned my doctorate in naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University, and my undergraduate degree from Brandeis University. During my naturopathic education, I received additional training and clinical experience in biofeedback, counseling, and mind-body medicine. It was then I became fascinated by the connections between our thinking minds and physical symptoms, and the impact that chronic stress has on our bodies, relationships, and daily activities. I have since become board certified through the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance, and am an active member of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback. In addition to my practice, I currently serve as adjunct faculty at Bastyr University in the department of Naturopathic Medicine.
In my other life, I am a musician and singer/songwriter/performer, and I wholly believe in the value of creative practice and humor in the healing process. When not practicing medicine or playing music, I enjoy doing crossword puzzles, drinking appropriate amounts of coffee, walking around this gorgeous city, and riding my bike. As a native New Yorker, I remain in constant awe of all of the beauty the Pacific Northwest has to offer.