Tiffany Miller, Ph.D.

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My interest in human behavior began at the age of 11 while helping my Mother in her family daycare business. My Mother, a former nurse, would closely observe the children she had in her care and work to help develop their social, emotional and educational skills. After years of working in our family business, once I entered college I was quite clear as to where my educational path would lead me.
I earned my B.A. in Psychology at Chapman University in Southern California. Following graduation, a sense of adventure brought me to New York City where I earned my M.A. in Counseling at New York University. For the next two years I worked as a case manager and counselor servicing a population coping with severe psychopathology. After an incredibly rewarding experience at the Independence House residential facility I realized the need and passion to learn so much more about human behavior and refine my therapy skills. I then returned to graduate school to enter the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, City College Campus.
As a Clinical Psychologist I have worked in a wide variety of settings including hospital psychiatric units, out-patient mental health centers, partial hospitalization programs, emergency rooms and nursing homes. I have treated individuals in therapy between the ages of 16 and 96. I also have worked with individuals representing a broad range of ethnic, cultural, racial, sexual orientation, religious and socio-economic differences. As a psychologist in private practice I have combined my varied experiences into a practice model that allows me to first and foremost meet people where they are. Psychotherapy as I practice it, is a collaborative journey through your life story. By focusing on both the past and the present I will work with you to understand yourself, your motivations, your feelings and uncover the barriers that prevent you from attaining contentment and calm in your life. A deeper understanding of the self can ultimately lead to lasting emotional and behavioral change. It is my hope that patients in my practice feel as though they are not alone as they navigate their feelings and move towards greater self-understanding.
I was initially trained in a psychodynamic model and since graduate school have incorporated both cognitive behavioral and mindfulness techniques into my repertoire. My therapeutic style is compassionate, flexible and affirming with a little bit of humor thrown in when necessary. I work hard to put my patients at ease and assist them in opening up their thoughts and feelings in therapy. Therapy can be hard work yet simultaneously an incredibly rewarding process.

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New York City NY