Treatment is different with each person. At the heart of my therapeutic approach is careful, thoughtful and non-judgmental listening. It is important that you feel understood and comfortable that we can work together collaboratively. Beginning therapy, people hope to find relief, feel ambivalent, are unsure about their wants and fear the unknown. I view psychotherapy as a two-person process. We will focus on understanding your feelings, struggles and the roots of repetitive life patterns and relationships. This perspective will help you to develop individualized ways of decreasing suffering, promoting insight, improving self-esteem and regaining self-control.
Regarding Insurance: Doctor Miller does not accept Health Insurance, although he will provide you with a statement at the end of the month which can be submitted to your PPO for reimbursement as per your plan.
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Dr. Miller, Boca Raton Board Certified Psychologist & Psychoanalyst has gained valuable clinical experience serving adult patients in many outstanding medical facilities and hospitals which he now applies to his private practice. As an intuitive professional psychologist, he recognizes that each person has unique emotional needs and struggles which vary with regard to intensity and duration. Regardless of whether the problem is long standing or brief, Dr. Miller Boca Raton Psychologist actively engages his patients to find new ways to understand, cope and resolve their struggles following the principles of psychoanalytic therapy.
Psychoanalytic individual therapy relieves emotional distress and promotes personal growth through insight and self understanding. My aim is to help patients examine their thoughts and feelings in a supportive, safe environment so that they can come to understand repetitive patterns of experience. Treatment focuses on helping patients understand how their problems developed, connecting past to current difficulties. As emotional insight improves, self esteem deepens allowing for healthier conscious choices. Understanding can help a person to develop better coping skills, alleviate distress, regain self control and live more satisfying fulfilling lives. Individual therapy is not only helpful in understanding oneself, but in improving relationships with other people as well. It is highly effective in treating depression and depressive symptoms, anxiety, fears, grief, anger, guilt, phobias, work stress and healing from trauma. Self reflection is an important part of therapy. Dr. Miller will encourage you to speak as openly as possible about yourself and will work with you to develop insight, understanding and solutions. Active collaboration is a primary component to treatment. Respect and sensitivity are integral as we together come to understand the ways in which your current and past difficulties have effected you over time so you will be better able to make healthier life choices in the future.
Areas of expertise include:
- Depression & Sadness
- Anxiety, Stress & Panic Attacks
- Couples Therapy (Marriage, Relationship Counseling)
- Personality Disorders including Narcissistic, Borderline, & Schizoid
- Addictions (Substances Abuse, Sexual, Spending, Internet, Pornography, Gambling)
- Attachment Difficulties
- Relationship, Intimacy Issues & Commitment Difficulties
- Self Esteem Issues
- Child & Adult Emotional Trauma & Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Physical & Sexual Abuse
- Mid-life Crises
- Eating Disorders
- Obsessions & Phobias
- Identity Issues
- Emotional Emptiness
- Psychological Aspects of Infertility
- Life Transition
Professional and Educational Profile
David Blair Miller, Psy.D., A.B.P.P. David B. Miller, Psy.D., P.A. Private Practice 5295 Town Center Road, Suite 401 Boca Raton, FL 33486 (2003 to Present)
Dr. David Blair Miller, A.B.P.P. California Office Location 269 South Beverly Drive, Suite 369 Beverly Hills, CA 90212 (2009 to Present)
Boca Raton Regional Hospital Medical Staff Psychologist #2076 (2005 to Present)
FAU College of Medicine, Affiliate Assistant Professor (2012 to 2018)
Florida Licensed Psychologist PY #6648
California Licensed Psychologist PY #22780
Diplomate, American Board of Professional Psychology
Board Certified, American Board and Academy of Psychoanalysis # 8027
Association of Professional and Provincial Clinical Psychology Boards (Certificate of Professional Qualification CPQ # 4139)
Certification, Contemporary Psychoanalysis & Psychoanalytic Therapy
University of Miami School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Clinical Psychology Intern (2000- 2001) Clinical Psychology Doctoral Internship Program, Adult Mental Health, Clinical Neuropsychology & Behavioral Medicine Acute Inpatient Units and Outpatient Clinics (APA Accredited Clinical Psychology Doctoral Internship Program)
California School of Professional Psychology, Fresno
Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) (1997-2001)
Master of Arts (M.A.) (1996-1998) (APA Accredited Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program) Psychodynamic & Neuropsychology Concentration
Doctoral Dissertation: A Normative Study For The Word Association Test Among College Students (2000) Original Data Collection
California State University, Northridge
Bachelor of Arts in Child Development, Concentration Psychology (1991-1995)
CSPP Psychological Service Center, Clinical Psychology Extern, Fresno, CA (1999-2000) Clinical Rotations: Forensic and Neuropsychological Assessment Acute Inpatient Units and Intensive Psychodynamic Intervention Outpatient Clinic
Associated Center For Therapy, Clinical Psychology Extern, Fresno, CA (1998-1999) Psychotherapy and Diagnostic Neuropsychological Assessment
Fresno Unified School District, Clinical Psychology and Pediatric Neuropsychological Assessment Extern, Fresno, CA (1998)
FAU College of Medicine, Affiliate Assistant Professor, Training, Teaching and Supervising Medical Students and Medical Residents (2012 – 2018)
University of Miami School of Medicine, Voluntary Assistant Lecturer for 1st Year Medical Students (2000-2001)
California State University, Northridge, Department of Psychology – Teaching Assistant (1995)
American Psychoanalytic Association (2020 to Present)
International Psychoanalytical Association (2019 to Present)
International Association for Self Psychology (2011 to Present)
Florida Psychoanalytic Society (2001 to 2018)
Florida Psychological Association (2001 t0 2018)
National Institute for the Psychotherapies Professional (2012 to 2019)
California Psychological Association (1996 to 2000)
San Joaquin Psychological Association (1996 t0 2000)
Masterson Institute for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (1999 to 2005)
Powell, S,. Miller, D., Capiola, R., Picciano, J., Dock, R. (2018) Don’t Give Up On Me. Shedding Light on Addiction with Daryl Strawberry. Exploration of Neurobiology, Neurochemistry, Psychoanalytic Psychology & Addiction. Published by HenschalHAUS Publishing, Inc.
Miller, D. Interview by Emily Minor (2014, November). Boca Raton Observer: A Guide to Personal Growth: Let it Go. Why forgiveness is the healthiest choice.
Miller, D. Television Interview & Appearance with Karl Mann. West Palm Beach Affiliate CBS News 12. Mental Disorder Triskaidekaphobia (Fear of Number 13). Discussion of the Origins both Religious and Mental (Anxiety, Obsessions, Compulsions & Phobias). Aired on January 1, 2013 Evening News
Miller, D. Interview by Emily Minor (2012, August). Boca Raton Magazine: A Guide to Personal Growth: Its Not All Relatives. How to survive your in-laws and other modern family debacles.
Miller, D. Interview by Emily Minor (2011, August). Boca Raton Magazine: A Guide to Personal Growth: Men Behaving Badly. Is it all in the Genes?
Miller, D. (2002, October 21). Look Before You Leap; Investigating The Veracity Of Your Client. Broward County Matrimonial Lawyers Luncheon, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Miller, D., & Shaffer, T. (2002, March 20-24). Current Normative Data For The Word Association Test. Poster session presented at the Society of Personality Assessment Midwinter Meeting, San Antonio, TX.
Miller, D., Gonzalez, E., Rivas-Vazquez, R., Blias, M., & Mendoza, R. (2002, March 20-24). The Word Association Test (WAT): A Predictor of Suicide? Poster session presented at the Society of Personality Assessment Midwinter Meeting, San Antonio, TX.
Miller, D. (2002, April 26). Narcissistic and Borderline Character Pathology: Differential Diagnosis and Evidenced Based Advanced Treatment Approaches. Citrus Health Network, Inc, Grand Rounds, Miami, FL.
Miller, D. (2001, March 30) Differential Diagnosis Disorders of the Self: A Developmental Object Relations Approach. University of Miami, School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Division of Psychology Grand Rounds, Miami, FL
Miller, D. (2001, May 18) Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and the Application of Neuroscience and Neuropathology: A Developmental Object Relations Approach. University of Miami, School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Division of Psychology Grand Rounds, Miami, FL
Luethy, G.A., & Miller, D. (1995-1996 Edition). Children School Age with Tourette’s Syndrome. Adolescents as Parents.
Dr David B Miller Interviewed on Metrofocus with Darryl Strawberry about their new book Don’t Give Up on Me: Shedding Light on Addiction with Darryl Strawberry.”
MetroFocus television program features news, smart conversations, in-depth reporting, content from many partners and solution-oriented reports from the New York region. Dr Miller was interviewed with former MLB All-Star Darryl Strawberry to talk about their new book, “Don’t Give Up on Me: Shedding Light on Addiction with Darryl Strawberry.” In the book, Dr Miller and Mr Strawberry delve deeper into Mr Strawberry’s battle with addiction and behind the psychology of addiction itself.
Dr. David B. Miller, Boca Raton Psychologist
Our office is conveniently located minutes from I-95 and the Florida Turnpike at the north west corner of Military Trail and Town Center Road in Boca Raton.
Feel welcome to contact us for directions at any time. Extra parking is available in the parking structure adjacent in the Comerica Bank building. Additionally, complimentary valet parking is available.