Malcolm Miller, Ph.D.
Dr. Miller is a seasoned psychotherapist with over 25 years of experience in private practice. When he moved to Los Angeles, he received a Postdoctoral Fellowship at L.A. County-USC Medical Center, specializing in adolescence and families. Later he was the Director of the Psychology Training Program at the Airport Marina Counseling Service for 20 years. His major focus is to help his clients become the individuals and couples they aspire to be, improve communication, and work through long standing blocks to greater happiness.
I grew up in New England and then received my Bachelor's Degree from the University of Rochester in New York. While there, I volunteered at different mental health centers, and the belief I could assist those in need to better fulfill their life ambitions led to my future career choice. I learned that individuals and couples, experiencing personal and life stresses, felt I appreciated their unique struggles and they responded to my direct but sensitive manner. This awareness and the gratification I experienced led me to gain a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from Miami University in Ohio and a Doctorate from Wayne State University in Michigan. Later, to extend my skills even further, I attained a Post Doctoral Fellowship at the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, specializing in Child/Adolescent Mental Health.During my career, I have broadened my abilities by being a family therapist for a juvenile diversion program located at the Juvenile Court in Detroit, directed two child/adolescent day treatment programs, been a psychologist in a substance abuse program, and was Director of Psychology the Training Program at the Airport Marina Counseling Service, supervising interns and directing Brief Therapy and Aging specializations. I have also presented at various professional conventions, including the California and Los Angeles County Psychological Associations. For over 25 years now, I have been in private practice in West Los Angeles and Torrance, specializing in the treatment of adolescents, adults, couples, and families, including premarital counseling.
My philosophy of treatment is to work together with my clients to understand their particular needs, life ambitions and obstacles to progress. Then we work together to help them better achieve the lives they are yearning for. I also adapt the length and intensity of therapy to my clients’ needs. For example, some clients seek clear and focused assistance in making meaningful changes in their lives; for them a brief pragmatic approach may best meet their needs. For clients with more longstanding difficulties or who are seeking deeper self exploration and change, a more in depth, gradual approach may be most helpful. Regardless of the particular approach, I place sensitivity, empathy, and appreciation of clients' strengths first, a lesson I learned so many years ago.
Fees are based upon a sliding scale, according to client’s financial circumstances. I am also a preferred provider on several insurance panels. Late evening hours are also available.
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