Nina  Miller

Nina Miller

Psychologist, PhD

Accepting new clients for afternoon, evening, & daytime appointments in Upper East Side practice (updated December 12, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Relationships
  • Depression
  • Loss and grief
  • Political and cultural stress
  • Self-esteem
  • Panic disorders

Professional statement

Dr. Nina Miller is a clinical psychologist on the upper east side of Manhattan. In private practice for 20 years, she provides therapy to adults seeking greater ease, coping strategies, and personal development. Her specialty areas are treatment for anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief, and cultural or social adjustment. She helps clients process events, reflect authentically, clarify needs and discover real-life solutions. Many of her clients are in their 20’s and 30’s and navigating life transitions— even a positive change can require new demands and stir up anxiety. Dr. Miller also enjoys working with caregivers, parents and activists on self-care, communication skills, and boundaries.

Dr. Miller is dedicated to offering Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) for clients struggling with depression and a recent relationship conflict or loss. She engages clients in acknowledging feelings and then to consider options and decide on an action step. Some of her clients benefit from role-playing in session to approach a conversation with family members or a significant other in a different way.

Dr. Miller integrates interpersonal, analytic and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques. She uses CBT strategies for panic, social anxiety, or trauma-related avoidance. For clients interested in processing early life events, the analytic (insight-oriented) approach helps to guide them toward acceptance, meaning, and a sense of new possibilities.

Dr. Miller received her Ph.D. from the Derner Institute at Adelphi University. She values truth, compassion, personal growth, and freedom. The duration of therapy can be short-term or longer-term; therapy is adapted to each individual’s challenges and objectives.


Message to clients

My practice offers a safe place to talk about difficulties you’re experiencing. Therapy can help you to feel better and to improve a situation, as well as gain a new sense of possibilities and meaning. When you schedule an initial call with a therapist, it is a significant step toward the care you deserve.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Loss and grief - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Political and cultural stress - Acclimating to a new environment; managing stress and coping with feelings of loss and separation from familiar people and place; managing stress related to the political climate

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Panic disorders - Building coping skills to identify and manage triggers; explore underlying causes related to feelings of panic


General expertise


Insurance

Nina Miller is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $240 (50min)
  • Initial session: $285 (70min)

Therapist's note

Dr. Miller can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Location(s)

Upper East Side practice

160 East 89th Street

#1B

New York, NY 10128

Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Tue 1:00pm-9:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Thu 1:00pm-9:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 1998 - Present

New York Presbyterian Hospital-White Plains Division, Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) Trainer, 2016 - 2017

Weill Medical College Faculty, 1998 - 2000

Voluntary Faculty, 2001 - 2009

IPT Therapist at Cornell and Columbia Medical Centers, 1998 - 2005

Adelphi University, PhD, 1997

Yale University, BA, 1989


Languages

  • English

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