Clark  Miller
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Clark Miller

Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor III, CADC-III Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Oregon Accepting Online
Manzanita Accepting In-person
Updated November 21, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • PTSD symptoms
  • Addiction
  • Chronic pain
  • Parenting
  • Anger management
  • Mood disorders

Professional statement

Clark Miller is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in private practice on Oregon’s north coast. He works with all ages and behavioral health needs, specializing in complex needs, for example individuals and families impacted by stress and mood disturbance along with substance use, or parents with children impacted by trauma, school problems and disruptive behaviors. He is especially committed to helping clients frustrated by histories of inadequate benefit from services by taking a new look at diagnoses, needs, and new approaches.

He draws on more than 15 years direct practice experience in diverse settings with children, families and adults and with specialized training for adoptive families and advanced competence as a published substance use expert. Trained originally as a research scientist, his practice is grounded in informed commitment to therapies that work, as established by research – therapies that most importantly are personalized patient-centered interactions that feel right: understanding, trustful, unrushed, collaborative, and empowering. Evidence-based therapies that lead us to say, "Healing is Relational".

Clark’s therapy style is collaborative and client-centered, focused on developing your confidence, insight, and effective strategies for change – empowering rather than directing it. Clients at Clark Miller Therapy experience the uncompromised integrity of personalized, collaborative, individualized therapy with the skills of a licensed, published substance use and behavioral health expert.

Clark Miller has training and degrees in philosophy, research ecology, and clinical social work. Practice settings have been diverse, ranging from community mental health, residential programs, and medical settings, to state psychiatric hospital. Outside of his therapy practice, self-care and community involvement include the hiking trails and waters of the north coast, also work for social justice and change, change and accountability in healthcare, and environmental restoration.


Message to clients

I know from working with clients of all ages that starting therapy can bring up feelings of anxiety, uncertainty, even discomfort, for someone new to therapy or for those whose experiences have been disappointing or difficult.

I also know from experience – and research – that the most important factors contributing to success in therapy are not the specific therapy approaches or strategies but instead development of a sense of safety, trust, alliance and collaboration in the interaction.

That’s why my initial aim and work with clients is to establish that foundation that is the basis for progress on your specific concerns and goals. And that’s why I offer an initial 30 – 40 minute meeting, or “screening” at no charge – to provide prospective clients the opportunity to decide whether the therapy style and my background are a good fit.

For clients in my area, I always encourage in-person therapy, due to the advantages over therapy by distance. I also recognize the range of circumstances that can justify use of telehealth - therapy sessions by video connection - and offer therapy by telehealth as needed, including when adequate local services are simply not available.

Whether in-person or by telehealth, clients find the client portal for Clark Miller Therapy easy to use, including to schedule their own sessions. Questions, concerns, billing and additional details are all things we can discuss in the initial screening or by secure (encrypted) messaging once you enroll through the client portal.


Specialties

PTSD symptoms - Overcoming chronic effects related to trauma or other adverse experiences

Addiction - Understanding and overcoming inner distress driving compulsive substance use and other behaviors

Chronic pain - Understanding and managing chronic pain

Parenting - Moving past frustration with new understanding and strategies for effective and therapeutic parent-child interactions

Anger management - Understanding, managing, and learning new strategies for anger that is poorly controlled and problem causing

Mood disorders - Anxiety disorders, clinical depression, persistent depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders that cause disturbances in the client's mood, causing mood swings, restless sleep, and/or elevated mood




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Moda Health
  • Optum
  • Oregon Health Plan
  • PacificSource
  • Regence Blue Shield

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $150 (60min)
  • Family sessions: $150 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

Clark Miller Therapy is in network with and bills directly to these additional insurance payers:

Moda

Adventist Health

Oregon Health Plan


Location(s)

Online Sessions (Oregon)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8AM - 7PM
  • Tue 8AM - 7PM
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat 8AM - 5:30PM
  • Sun 8AM - 5:30PM

Manzanita practice
60 Laneda Avenue, Suite 202, Manzanita, Oregon 97130
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8AM - 7PM
  • Tue 8AM - 7PM
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat 8AM - 5:30PM
  • Sun 8AM - 5:30PM

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 14 years

Various and diverse including community mental health, residential programs, medical settings, and state psychiatric hospital. , Positions including therapist, child therapist, crisis work, supervisor, program development. , 2004 - 2020

Walla Walla College, MSW, 2007
Virginia Tech, University of Georgia, Graduate work and research in Ecology, 1983
Iowa State University, BS Ecology, 1979
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, BA in Philosophy, 1977


Licensure

Oregon: L5461


Languages

English