JENNIFER A. MILLER, PSY.D.
Clinical & Consulting Psychologist/Certified Mindfulness Teacher
CA License PSY17908
Dr. Jennifer Miller earned her Masters and Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology--San Diego; and her B.A. in Developmental Psychology from UC Santa Barbara.
Prior to becoming licensed as a psychologist, Dr. Miller served on staff at Rady Children's Hospital's
world-renowned Chadwick Center for Children and Families. Her experience at Rady's led her to specialize in Trauma-Sensitive and Trauma-Informed Treatment, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, General Stress Disorders, , Depressive and Anxiety Disorders. She is specially trained to trauma and is competent to treat clients of all ages suffering from depressive and anxiety disorders, trauma (remote/recent), life transitions, individual and families dealing with the disease of addiction.
Dr. Miller's experience working with military families, active duty, reservists, and retired or disabled Veteran service members is extensive. Her training includes specialized treatments for veterans suffering from PTSD. moral injury, chronic pain, deployment/reentry stress, and transitioning into retirement.
Dr. Miller tailors treatment approaches to the individual and their present experience of suffering; exploring with the client what their needs and goals are. Her interventions are rooted in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Humanistic Psychology, Trauma-Focused CBTand Insight Oriented Therapy. She is also influenced by mindfulness-based interventions, Eastern psychology, and other holistic approaches to mental health care. Dr. Miller provides trauma-sensitive and gender affirming treatment, creating a safe space where trust can develop, allowing all stories to be heard and appreciated. Dr. Miller recognizes the importance of addressing diversity, equity, and belonging; supports these values and efforts to uphold them.
Dr. Miller's true passion is sharing the benefits of mindfulness training. Her own mindfulness training began as a participant in an 8-week MBSR course at UC San Diego. This course led to a journey of mindfulness training and eventually becoming a Certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Teacher. Dr. Miller currently teaches mindfulness for several departments at UC San Diego: Center for Mindfulness, Zeidan Pain and Health Lab, and Psychedelic Research and Health Institute. Dr. Miller has facilitated over 30, 8-week MBSR courses. She is also skilled at offering Mindful Self-Compassion, another 8-week training course. She is training to become a Certified Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher.
On a personal note, Dr. Miller loves to learn--reading, listening to books and talks, and browsing the internet in search of inspiration. She also finds immense value in slowing down, meditating daily, taking naps, and practicing gratitude. She especially likes spending time at home with her husband and children, her pets Goose (d), Barney (d), Bubbs (c) & Luna (c), or with a good book.
May We All Be Healthy
May We All Be Safe
May We All Be At Peace
May We All Be Happy
May We All Be Free From Suffering
Looking forward to the pleasure of meeting you...