Miranda Nadeau, PhD
Dr. Miranda Nadeau is a thoughtful and deeply caring therapist who places her relationships with clients at the forefront of her work. She holds a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin, where she also earned a Master’s in Educational Psychology. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, graduating magna cum laude from Rice University in Houston. Miranda is passionate about her work with individuals, couples, and groups; and she is especially drawn to helping diverse clients in their concerns with depression, self-worth, relationships and connection, identity, and meaning in life. Miranda also has special interests in helping clients work through trauma-related concerns, issues related to family of origin, and concerns unique to the LGBTQ+ populations.
Miranda sees therapy as a collaborative process and strives to create a safe and supportive setting for the work of counseling. She encourages her clients to make contact with themselves and their emotions in the room and to explore how their past experiences and relationships are impacting them in the present. Her work is grounded in psychological theory and evidence-based practices and incorporates mindfulness. She has specialized training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), trauma-informed care, and Buddhism-informed approaches to psychotherapy as they fit her clients and their concerns.
Miranda is supervised by Dr. Tracy Carver, Clinical Director of Austin Professional Counseling™.
Her multicultural approach is informed by her own life experience growing up in a bicultural, immigrant household. She spent much of her childhood traveling and living abroad, which has both informed her work and given her quite the travel bug. Miranda loves visiting new countries and immersing herself in different cultures, most recently taking a solo trek through Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia. She learned early on that our diverse identities, upbringing, background, language, and traditions can have a profound impact, and takes into consideration her client’s life and identities when exploring issues and approaches for change. When she is not with her clients, she can be found practicing yoga, piecing together a jigsaw puzzle, catching a comedy show, or plotting her next international adventure.