PERSONAL BIOGRAPHY AND INTRODUCTION
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, Certified Imago Relationship Therapist, and a certified therapist/coach of Self-Leadership using the Internal Family Systems Model. I have worked in mental health and psychotherapy for twelve years in a variety of settings and have trained closely with nationally renowned experts in the fields of individual and couples psychotherapy.
I'm the author of Love Under Repair: How to Save Your Marriage and Survive Couples Therapy, a book being launched by Kickstarter from October 19th 2014 to November 18th and available on Amazon after Feburary 14th 2014.
Couples Therapy and Relationship Coaching
I wrote Love Under Repair after the experience of my own marital crisis transformed the way I look at how couples therapy is done today. I found out firsthand how incredibly difficult it is to find a couples therapist that integrates the latest understanding of attachment-based therapy with common-sense, practical solutions. The information in my book is what saved my marriage and I believe it can save thousands of marriages. My work with couples incorporates what I've found to be the "most effective of the most effective" methods for helping relationships thrive and heal. For this reason I consider myself a highly experienced relationship specialist, familiar with helping couples effectively deal with some of the most common and most difficult relationship issues such as resentment, incompatibility, communication issues, infidelity, "stale" relationship (ie. lack of passion or emotional connection), sexual frustration, parenting conflicts and "gridlock" disagreements.
Individual Therapy and Personal Coaching
I also love to work with individuals in therapy or coaching and can help you build your own ability to change emotional states or behaviors that seem highly resistant to change. After noticing how many of my clients struggled to get better with traditional talk therapy I devoted many years to studying and fine-tuning the method that I now prefer to use. It can be done as therapy over longer periods of time or it can be used in short "as needed" coaching sessions, depending on your willingness to study and practice on your own.
Many of the methods and strategies I use in individual therapy or coaching are based on Self-leadership, a powerful and safe way of tapping into your subconscious mind to find creative solutions to difficult problems. I find that my most successful clients are those that are comfortable with (or highly interested in) meditation and mindfulness (guided imagery) exercises. Although not technically a method of hypnosis, most clients who experience self-leadership sessions describe the feeling as similar to a hypnotic state because the goal is to involve brain-states that are not typically accessed through conscious thought. Even if you have no prior experience with so-called "experiential psychotherapy" or mindfulness, I enjoy finding ways for you to use these powerful methods in a way that feels comfortable to you. If you're unsure if this method is right for you I'm happy to discuss it with you prior to our first meeting. I recommend reading The Power of Focusing and Introduction to Internal Family Systems Therapy to see if my approach feels right to you.
Phone & Skype
I offer consultation regularly with people from around the world. If you're not able to come in for an office visit, I'm happy to consult with you over the phone or skype. Please know that phone sessions are technically "coaching" or "consultation" and cannot be considered psychotherapy--therefore phone sessions are not subject to insurance reimbursement.
Academic and Personal Background
My graduate degree in Social Work is from Virginia Commonwealth University and I hold an undergraduate degree in religious studies.
Out-of-the-classroom training is important for any therapist or coach to be effective and I have high standards for maintaining post-graduate, experiential training and professional review of my work throughout the year. I also think it is important that you know I am committed to maintain my own personal discipline of sitting regularly my own therapist. It always has the effect of stretching me, showing me how hard it really is to take the risk of investing in your own personal growth and also how deeply rewarding it is to stick with it.
I also consider myself fortunate to be married to someone who has been willing to labor with me--in the trenches of marriage therapy at times--to shape our relationship when it needs shaping and rest when it's time to rest. More than any degree or gold-star training ever will, the continuous act of attempting to love and be loved by one person challenges all of my best faculties and adds a fine point to so many of the relationship tools that I offer to others. All of it yields in me a steady crop of confidence, compassion, and hope for others who seek personal and relationship growth.
An important asset I bring to my work with you is my awareness of how to flexibly respond to what you need by inviting your feedback and having a comfort with changing course when needed.
I share the the joys and challenges of marriage, parenting, and growing a garden with my wife of twelve years.
FEES FOR KEITH MILLER, LICSW:
Keith's fees are based on his unique methods and international demand for personal consultation with him. If you can't afford these fees, he has personally selected colleagues with standard fees to join his local team of counselors. While these counselors practice independent of Keith's direction, they're chosen because they practice using the methods and styles that Keith believes are highly effective and has written about in Love Under Repair. You can read more about Keith's associates here. We recommend that you speak with Keith assistant, Angela, for further information about working with Keith or one of his associates, by calling 202-629-1949 ext. 0.
$182 for 30 minutes
$364 for 60 minutes
$485 for 80 minutes
(A 4% discount, amounting to fees of $175/$350/$465 respectively, is given for payment by check, cash or ACH bank debit.) Your counselor will talk with you to determine the length of sessions.
Payment is expected at the beginning of each session whether or not you are submitting insurance claims. Payment may be made by Visa, Discover, Mastercard, or American Express. For local (in-person) consultation, all checks should be made payable to Keith Miller Counseling, LLC.
Tues – Friday, 10am-3:00pm (Eastern Standard Time)
Since the scheduling of an appointment involves the reservation of times specifically for you, a minimum of 48 hours notice is required for re-scheduling or canceling an appointment. The full fee will be charged for sessions missed without such notification. Most insurance companies do not reimburse for missed sessions.
For office visits, during inclimate weather the cancellation policy is in effect unless the federal government is closed.