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.
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
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:
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Clark Miller Therapy is in network with and bills directly to these additional insurance payers:
Oregon Health Plan
Years of Experience: 15 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