A South Dakota farm girl at heart, I strongly value building relationships with the kids and families I work with! I focus my work exclusively on children and their families, providing individual therapy, family therapy, and psychological evaluations for children. I work with children of all ages, but primarily center on young children (18 mos-12 yrs). I enjoy working with children experiencing a variety of challenges: life changes (e.g., family move, parental military deployment, death in family, parents’ divorce or separations, major medical issues, adoption), abuse/neglect/trauma-related impacts, developmental disorders (low intellectual functioning, autism spectrum disorder), and other mental health difficulties (e.g., ADHD, anxiety disorder, depression, behavioral issues). I very closely work with caregivers and value the critical role and expertise they play in their child’s life. I take a combined cognitive-behavioral and family systems approach while also taking child development into account as well, always seeking to provide evidence-based interventions.
I am a South Dakota licensed clinical psychologist. I received my doctoral degree in clinical psychology at The University of South Dakota (go ‘yotes!) in 2006. Both my masters and doctoral degree research examined school bullying. I emphasized my doctoral training on children and families and in doing so also received training specific to early childhood mental health (including play therapy), and have recently become certified to provide Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT). I have also completed training to conduct autism evaluations. I have a doctoral specialization in disaster mental health (with an emphasis on children) as well.
On a personal note, I am married and have three children of my own under 12 as well as an elderly fur child, Thunder (a Great Dane). I help with youth in my community, coaching elementary basketball, teaching an afterschool fine arts/crafts instructor at times during the year, and as a 4-H leader. Above all, I am a Christian and strive for my work and daily life to always be reflective of this.
“A person’s a person no matter how small.” ~ Dr. Seuss
Dr. Miller’s services include the following:
Psychological Testing Services
Dr. Miller is a member of the American Psychological Association and South Dakota Psychological Association.
American Psychological Association
South Dakota Psychological Association
Zero to Three
APA Division 53 (Clinical Child and Adolescent)
APA Division 12 (Clinical Psychology)
APA Division 56 (Trauma Psychology)
South Dakota Board of Examiners of Psychologists (Board Member)
Appointments with Dr. Miller can be arranged by calling Psychological Associates at 605-348-6500.