Backdoor Counseling

Meleah Miller, MA, LMFT

Certificate in Art Therapy

Inviting you to experience life solutions through the blending of art and talk therapy

Is your child struggling with friendships? Do they have a tough time at school or at home? Do you wish you knew how to parent with better results? 

Are you in a relationship where you feel like all you and your partner do is argue?

Do you wish you could rewrite your past and change your future?

In times like these, life can seem harder than ever before. Whatever your life situation is, help exists. 

Hope is out there. Find it here.

Therapy is like life - it's a journey. Sometimes the path feels smooth and clear. Other times, it's rough and bumpy. My purpose with Backdoor Counseling is to offer a chance to improve life's journey.

Backdoor Counseling utilizes a foundation of traditional therapy approaches along with art and play to provide a well-rounded therapy experience. We are conveniently located off Dodd Road just minutes from downtown Saint Paul, and offer services for children, adults, couples and families.

My Philosophy

In addition to traditional approaches, I have found art and play to be especially beneficial in counseling. In my background working with people in a variety of settings, from groups to individuals, from in-home to in-office, from conference workshops to Couples Communication classes, I have found that blending my creative passion with both my academic knowledge and my continuing education in new art and play therapy techniques consistently yields not only a more productive counseling experience, but also a more enjoyable one. 

I look forward to partnering with you in this journey!


Art Therapy

Art therapy is for both creative people and those who do not consider themselves artistic. In this approach the creative process of using a variety of art materials is combined with counseling to  facilitate insight and change. Art therapy is available for children, adults, families and couples.


Play Therapy

Play therapy uses the child’s natural language of play to communicate and is helpful for children of all ages. A therapist trained in play therapy is able to learn about a child’s life experiences and the child’s feelings about themselves through watching and interacting with them through play.


Backdoor Counseling is located just south of Saint Paul, providing easy access from the surrounding communities of Saint Paul, West Saint Paul, South Saint Paul, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, Lilydale and Eagan. For more information on our services, to ask Meleah question, or to contact us about appointments, please click "Contact Us" in the sidebar at the right.

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Experience with:

•    child behavioral problems
      including ADD/ADHD and       separation anxiety 
•    marital issues
•    relationship issues
•    family conflict
•    parent/child conflict
•    couples conflict
•    physical, sexual and                emotional abuse
•    grief and loss
•    family of origin issues